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Newport-Mesa Teacher Named California History Teacher of the Year
Posted 8/11/21

Mrs. Lindsey Charron, a teacher at Ensign Intermediate School, was named the 2021 California History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to K-12 American history education. Ms. Charron was selected among more than 8,500 nationwide nominations.Teacher Lindsey Charron

Ms. Charron has been a US history teacher for seventeen years, 15 years with Newport-Mesa Unified School District, previously serving Apple Valley Unified School District and Palm Springs Unified School DIstrict. She also serves as a National Oratory Fellow with Ford’s Theatre and is a master teacher with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Previously, she was selected as a James Madison Fellow for the state of California in 2013.

“Student voice is a priority, and my goal is for students to walk out of my classroom as informed, engaged, energized citizens,” said Charron.

Inaugurated in 2004, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Teacher of the Year Award highlights the crucial importance of history education by honoring exceptional American history teachers from elementary school through high school.

The finalists for the National History Teacher of the Year Award will be announced on Thursday, September 9, with the national expected to be announced later that month. 

Nominations for the 2022 History Teacher of the Year awards are now open. Students, parents, colleagues, and supervisors may nominate K-12 teachers by the deadline of March 31, 2022.