Keely Morse named the DAR Outstanding Teacher of American History for 2021!
Black River’s favorite US History teacher, Keely Morse, was presented with the 2021 Outstanding Teacher of American History last Friday by the Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mr. Morse was nominated for the honor by fellow BR teacher and DAR member, Kim Bishop.
To be eligible for this award, a teacher must teach American history in middle school or high school, have an incisive knowledge of American history that is readily shared with students, and foster a spirit of patriotism and loyal support of our country and constitutional government. The candidate must also demonstrate the ability to relate history to modern life and events, have high academic standards, requiring excellence at all times from students, and be committed to the students and enjoy good rapport with them. To be considered for the award, Mr. Morse also completed a 20 page dossier and submitted three letters of support.
Keely Morse has taught U.S. History and AP U.S. History at Black River for 15 years. He embodies the standards set by the DAR for the Outstanding Teacher award. Mr. Morse challenges students to think critically as he brings history to life with lessons such as Meeting of the Minds and the Great American Tournament.
Congratulations, Mr. Morse! We are proud of you and glad we have you here at Black River!
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