Bloomington, IN–Robert Good, Ladue Horton Watkins High School (St. Louis, MO), has been selected by the Organization of American Historians (OAH) to receive the 2012 Tachau Teacher of the Year Award, which is given annually for contributions made by precollegiate teachers to improve history education within the field of American history. On Saturday, April 21, OAH President Alice Kessler-Harris and OAH President-Elect Albert M. Camarillo presented the award in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during the 105th annual meeting of the organization.
Dr. Good’s work reflects his passion for American history, his expertise as a classroom teacher, his commitment to educational equity and social justice, and his dedication to building rich and meaningful professional networks. A master teacher who connects deeply with his students, Dr. Good also serves as an inspiring mentor and generous partner to his colleagues across all stages of their careers. We are pleased to honor a creative and innovative classroom teacher who embodies Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau’s dedication to forging intellectual and professional connections between secondary and university teachers.
Founded in 1907, the OAH is the largest learned society and professional organization dedicated to the teaching and study of the American past. The OAH promotes excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history, and encourages wide discussion of historical questions and equitable treatment of all practitioners of history. Members in the United States and abroad include college and university professors; students; precollegiate teachers; archivists, museum curators, and other public historians employed in government and the private sector.