Friends of Education Past Winners

2017|Jeannine Chewning from Hermitage High School, Henrico
2018|Beau Dickenson from Rockingham County and Moton Museum in Farmville
2019| Samantha Futrell from St. Michael's Episcopal School, Richmond

Virginia Council for the Social Studies 

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Excellence in Teaching Award Past Winners

VCSS Past Teachers of the Year

2014| Encyclopedia Virginia
2015| MacArthur Memorial
2016| The Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater
2017| Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
2018| Frontier Culture Museum
2019| Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

Membership

What does membership get you?  

VCSS is a professional group for Virginia Social Studies teachers.  We are affiliated with the National Council for the Social Studies. VCSS Members have the opportunity to apply for:

  • our Betsy Barton Teacher of the Year award
  • the Loraine Stewart Mini-Grant for classroom projects
  • the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Excellence in Teaching Award


VCSS

2004| Mayo Carter from Chancellor MS
2005| Tara Riley Krohn form Woolridge ES
2006| India Sharpe Meissel from Lakeland HS
2008| Craig Blackman from Indian River HS
2009| Elva Card from W. T. Woodson HS
2010| Scott Mace from Charlottesville HS
2011| Roderick Zano from Princess Anne HS
2012| Katie Blomquist from Sunrise Valley ES
2013| Kelley Graves from Hickory MS
2014| Tanya Siwik from Garfield ES
2015| Patricia Carlson from Arlington MS
2016| Allen Ruliffson from Hilliard MS
2017| Tracey Zaval Horvath from Robious MS
2018| Judith Painter from Salem MS
2019| Kimberly Hammers from Grassfield HS

Applications


NCSS Membership Application

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VCSS Membership Application

Fill out the ONLINE FORM


Loraine Stewart Mini-Grant Application​

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Betsy Barton Teacher of the Year Application

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Betsy Barton was a passionate supporter of every child in Virginia's public schools and an incredible advocate for all things related to history. VCSS and Encyclopedia Virginia seek to honor her legacy and spirit by recognizing exceptional classroom teachers in our state. The recipient of this year's award will receive a $1000.00 stipend and Ricoh Theta V 360-degree camera from Encyclopedia Virginia, as well as recognition at the VCSSE luncheon and a featured presentation at our 2021 conference. 


​Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Excellence in Teaching Award

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This award honors a Virginia social studies educator who empowers students to respond to injustice with informed action and to be responsible, contributing members of our democracy.  This year's recipient will receive a $250 stipend and a globe from Social Studies School Service, as well as recognition at the VCSSE luncheon and a featured presentation at our 2021 conference.