Ladue Horton Watkins High School social studies teacher Dr. Robert Good has been recognized as the 2016 Missouri History Teacher of the Year! The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History bestows this prestigious award to celebrate teachers who work hard to cultivate a connection to the past with their students.
A panel of teachers, administrators and scholars from around Missouri selected Dr. Good for his use of primary documents in the classroom, the level of inspiration he provides to his students and his career achievements in education.
“I was deeply honored and humbled to be recognized by one of the leading institutions supporting K-12 history education,” Dr. Good said. The institute also commended Dr. Good on his engagement with students, along with the dedication and creativity that he brings to each of his lessons.
“Educating our students on the lasting effects and relevance of history while also immersing them in these events is a momentous task,” Principal Brad Griffith said. “Dr. Good understands how to make studying the past compelling for our students, and we’re happy to celebrate this recognition with him.”
Because of Dr. Good’s outstanding work, LHWHS will be named a Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School. The school will receive invitations to regional forums with noted historians and access to extensive resources.
Dr. Good has been with Ladue Schools for 25 years. He earned his undergraduate degree in history from Westminster College, his master’s degree in history from Ohio University and his doctorate in Education from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.