A Hart Middle School teacher has been named a 2015-16 Behring Teacher Ambassador, announced by National History Day (NHD).
Anne Matarrese-Everton was selected for her outstanding creativity, commitment and inspiration in developing students' interest in history.
According to NHD officials, selected teachers must be past winners of the Behring Teacher Award in their affiliate program.
In 2011, Matarrese-Everton won the Behring Teacher Award for classroom excellence in NHD's junior division.
As a 2015-16 Behring Teacher Ambassador, Matarrese-Everton will work with students and teachers to help them better understand the theme, "Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History," and to expand NHD programs in the California area.
In addition, Matarrese-Everton will be attending a training workshop where she will work with an NHD coordinator to develop a working plan to support NHD activities.
"The staff at National History Day firmly believe that quality teachers are the best educational tools students have," said NHD executive director Cathy Gorn. "The teachers selected as Behring Teacher Ambassadors understand the impact the NHD program has on their students. These teachers are a credit to their discipline and a driving force behind the success of NHD programs."