Congratulations to Katie Blomquist!
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, History and Preserve America today recognized Fairfax County educator Katie Blomquist as the 2013 Virginia History Teacher of the Year.
Blomquist teaches at Sunrise Valley Elementary School in Fairfax County. VDOE history specialist Betsy Barton presented the award today during a ceremony at the school where Blomquist has taught for six years.
Blomquist, a fourth-grade Virginia Studies teacher, has served as the Social Studies lead then cluster lead teacher since 2006.
In 2012, she was honored as the Virginia Council for the Social Studies Teacher of the Year and was featured in a video highlighting the Fairfax County School Board’s achievement goals.
"Katie Blomquist demonstrates her love of history by actively engaging her students in the learning process through the use of primary sources, historic documents and stories of the past,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Patricia I. Wright said. “In her artifact-filled classroom, she promotes a deeper understanding of the past through high-level questioning, animated discussions and creative activities.”
You can read more here, at the Fairfax Times.