National History Teacher of the Year
The Institute presented the 2004 National History Teacher of the Year Award to Kathleen Cochrane Kean, an Advanced Placement US history teacher at Nicolet High School in Glendale, Wisconsin. Mrs. Kean has taught Advanced Placement US history as well as other history courses for more than twenty-five years, including a course for at-risk students. She helped create an interdisciplinary American studies program in which teachers build connections between American literature, history, and the arts. She introduced the study of American architecture into the program and helps plan an annual field trip for juniors to visit historic neighborhoods in Milwaukee.