Mellon Foundation Gives Inaugural National History Teacher of the Year Award

Friday, March 13, 2015

Michele Anderson has not only been named the best history teacher in the nation, but also the first teacher in Michigan to receiver the prestigious honor from The HISTORY Channel and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

“It’s unbelievable,” said Anderson, 43, of New Boston, who is the recipient of the 2014 National History Teacher of the Year Award.

Anderson has been a teacher for 21 years and has taught history at John Glenn High School in the Wayne-Westland Community Schools for the last 17 years. She earned her undergraduate degree in history and education and her graduate degree in history both from Eastern Michigan University.

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