Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Seeking Qualified Educator to Serve on the Advisory Board for the Schimel Award for Teaching Leadership Through the Humanities

A Great Opportunity to Recognize Washington, DC's most Innovative Teachers

The Humanities Council of Washington, DC seeks a current or retired educator to serve pro bono on the Advisory Board for the Abraham Lincoln Schimel and Beatrice Schimel Award (ALSBS Awards) for Teaching Leadership to High School Students through the Humanities, sponsored by The Schimel Lode. 

This original commendation will be awarded to up to 10 Washington, DC high school teachers who want to experiment with, or who have successfully developed innovative, new ways to encourage leadership capacities.

These new approaches will integrate the study of history, literature, language, theory of the visual and performing arts or other major humanities disciplines.

This pro bono work will involve participating in about 4-5 weekday evening meetings with engaging collaborators over a six-eight month period.


Participate in the ALSBS Awards Advisory Board and contribute to the development of award criteria for the teacher nomination application.
Help promote the opportunity throughout the Washington, DC education community.
Review nominations and select up to 10 awardees as a member of the Advisory Board 
Skills and Experience Required:

Articulate, straightforward, critical thinker  
Experience creating lesson plans and/or educational materials
Knowledge of current best practices in education, particularly in humanities subjects and leadership training
Experience with leadership development and teaching methods 

B.A. or above in Education and/or B.A. or above in a humanities discipline; relevant experience teaching at the high school level, especially in the DC area.  
Interested educators should submit a one page letter of interest by November 29, 2013 , please contact Ruth Schimel at, 202.659.1772, or Mark Smith at, 202.387.8391, to inquire further. Interviews will be held in early December.

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