National History Teacher of the Year
The Institute presented the 2009 National History Teacher of the Year Award to Tim Bailey, a history teacher at Escalante Elementary School in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Bailey began his teaching career in 1989, and obtained both his undergraduate and master’s degrees in education from the University of Utah, where he has served as an adjunct faculty member and teacher mentor for the past eight years. He has written three American history workbooks focused on primary sources for elementary classrooms in the Easy Simulations series, published in 2008 by Scholastic. A Fulbright Scholar in 2003, he has earned several awards from the state of Utah, the Salt Lake City school district, and others.