National History Teacher of the Year
The Institute presented the 2008 National History Teacher of the Year Award to David B. Mitchell, a high school teacher at Masconomet Regional High School in Topsfield, Massachusetts. Mr. Mitchell began his teaching career as part of the Teach for America Program. He taught in Los Angeles and Baltimore before coming to Masconomet High School in 1995 with an undergraduate degree, and has earned two master’s degrees while tirelessly working to improve educational opportunities for students and mentoring many colleagues. His extensive professional and civic involvement attests to his determination to demonstrate the active participation necessary to build a better society.