Inland Empire Council for the Social Studies
        Bringing Social Studies to Teachers in the Inland Empire

              A California Council for the Social Studies Affiliate


    Bringing Social Studies to


A California Council for the Social Studies Affiliate                          

Inland Empire Council for the Social Studies
Educators of Excellence Award

History-Social Science Teachers of Excellence

Nominations Deadline - November 11, 2015

Do you know an educator who daily transforms a classroom into an exciting and effective laboratory? 

Someone who meets the Characteristics of a History-Social Science Teacher of Excellence...

Characteristics of a History Social Science
Teacher of Excellence

  1. Inspires students to perform at the highest level and demonstrate responsible citizenship.
  2. Uses a variety of approaches, strategies, and materials that fully engage all students in learning the California history-social
    science curriculum.
  3. Demonstrates broad content knowledge and promotes advanced history-social science thinking.
  4. Shows leadership in and beyond his/her school and provides students with opportunities outside the classroom to participate in history-social science related activities such as History Day, We the People, Service Learning, Mock Trial, Model UN, etc.
  5. Works well with other staff and is recognized by peers, students, and parents as an outstanding teacher.

Administrators, department chairs and team leaders, fellow teachers, or project leads may submit the paperwork to acknowledge a
social studies educator with whose work they are familiar. It is important to compete the paperwork with examples and anecdotes of
how this educator fulfills the characteristics above. These will be shared with the audience at the Awards event. All with complete files that address the above characteristics will be honored. We recommend that nominators, administrators, colleagues, and family of the awardees attend the Awards Dinner to join in the celebration of Excellence.

The Inland Empire Council for the Social Studies, Riverside County Office of Education,
and San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools,
invite you to nominate an outstanding
social studies educator
to be recognized as a 2015 Social Studies Teacher of Excellence

Complete the form below

Nominations must be received by November 11, 2015.

Awardees will be notified by November 18, 2015

Teachers of Excellence will be honored at the Awards Banquet at the
Riverside County Office of Education Conference Center December 3, 2015

Note:  Educators who have received this award in the past three years are not eligible for the 2015 award.


Nomination Form

History-­Social Science Educator of Excellence Awards for 2015


Name of Nominee: _____________________________________ Position/Grade Level___________________

School:_______________________________________   Principal:___________________________________

District:__________________________________   Superintendent: _________________________________

Please check County: _______ Riverside     _________San Bernardino

Home (mailing) address of nominee: ____________________________________________________________

Phone #(s)___________________________________ Personal Email: ________________________________

Name/Position of person submitting the nomination: _______________________________________________

Nominator’s contact information:   ______________________________________________________________

Two other colleagues who can verify this deserving candidate:

Name: ___________________________________________ Email: ___________________________________

Name: ____________________________________________Email: ___________________________________

Please email the completed form along with a statement (500 words or less) explaining how the nominee
exemplifies the characteristics on first page. Provide additional supporting evidence, which may include
additional letters, student projects, a lesson or unit plan, reference to other recognition or awards, or a

Need another copy of the nomination form? 2015 HSS Educator of Excellence Nom Form.docx

Email completed form to:

Or mail to: Nancy Noble, IECSS President

c/o Hook Jr. High School

15000 Hook Blvd.

Victorville, CA  92394

Questions: (760) 955-3360, ext. 43244


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