A special award ceremony was held on September 18 for Gayle Kidd, a fifth grade social studies teacher at Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary, for being named 2015 Texas History Teacher of the Year.
History Teacher of the Year award highlights the crucial importance of history education by honoring exceptional American history teachers from elementary school through
high school. The award honors one exceptional K-12 teacher from each state, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense schools and US Territories.
Gayle Kidd received a $1,000 honorarium and the Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary School library received a core archive of history books and educational materials from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Gayle Kidd also received an invitation to a 2016 Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminar, a weeklong program which offers teachers daily discussions with eminent historians, visits to historic sites, and hands-on work with primary sources.
The award ceremony included a welcome from Jill Baird the Principal at Doris Cullins-Lake Pointe, remarks from Superintendent Jeff Bailey, National Anthem from Rockwall High School Orchestra, Honoree Remarks from Gayle Kidd and much more!