Awards

The North Carolina Council for the Social Studies Announces Grants, Awards, and Scholarships for Current and Pre-Service Social Studies Teachers

The North Carolina Council for the Social Studies Awards Program seeks to recognize and honor achievements in Social Studies Education. Several awards are given at our Annual State Conference in February or March.

Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to the 2020 Teacher of the Year: Marlin Jones!

The North Carolina Council for the Social Studies recognizes exemplary teaching in the field of social studies. Teachers may be nominated by an individual; preferably a principal, supervisor, or fellow teacher, or a group. Self-nominations are also accepted. The 2020 Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award is presented at the NCCSS Annual State Conference, February 6-February 7, 2020. The winner of the Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award will be presented an award check for $1,000 at the Conference Luncheon. The winner is encouraged to share his/her expertise and experiences by presenting on a session topic of his/her choice at the 2021 Annual Conference; if the winner chooses to do so, the NCCSS will also waive the Conference registration fee in 2021. In addition, the recipient will have an honorary appointment on the NCCSS Executive Board for one year of service. We lookforward to having the input of our Teacher of the Year!

If you have any questions about the NCCSS Teacher of the Year Award, please contact: Scott Nolt

Teacher of the Year Program Information.

Nominate a teacher for NCCSS Teacher of the Year here.


Student Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to the 2020 Student Teacher of the Year: !

The North Carolina Council for the Social Studies recognizes exemplary teaching in the field of social studies. Our student teachers are the future of our discipline and the NCCSS celebrates their entry into a rewarding profession. Student teachers may be nominated by an individual; preferably a principal or professor. The Social Studies Student Teacher of the Year Award is presented at the NCCSS annual state conference held each year. The winner of the 2019 Social Studies Student Teacher of the Year Award will be presented an award check for $1000 at the conference luncheon. Review all eligibility requirements in the link below.

If you have any questions about the NCCSS Student Teacher of the Year Award, please contact: Scott Nolt Application Deadline extended: January 1, 2021.

Student Teacher of the Year Program Information

Nominate a STOY here


2020 Teacher Grant Program

Classroom teachers are essential to the presentation of social studies content and skills to our state’s students. The North Carolina Council for the Social Studies (NCCSS) provides grants of up to $1,000 to help teachers make an even greater impact in their classroom, school district, and community through innovative social studies programs.

Who Can Apply: Grants are available for currently employed, licensed classroom teachers in North Carolina in grades K–12. Applicants must teach social studies (i.e., individually as a course, on an interdisciplinary team, as an elective in a social studies department, etc.) Applicants must be a current member of the NCCSS. For information about becoming a member, go to: Membership. Please access the form below to start the application process. Applications are due December 1, 2020.

Teacher Grant Program Information

Apply for a Teacher Grant here


2020 NCCSS Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year

 

Marlin Jones has been an educator for almost 22 years in the Wake County Publi School System. Marlin attended Tennessee State University where he earned a BA in history with certification. He is currently working on a M.Ed. in Social Studies from North Carolina State University. He has been
a National Board-Certified Teacher in Social Studies Adolescence/Young Adult since 2002. Over the last twenty plus years he has served as department chair, mentor teacher, club sponsor, and curriculum writer. Over his career, he has taught in both middle school and high school. He
currently teaches AP World History and American History II at Needham B. Broughton Global Studies Magnet High School in Raleigh. He has received numerous awards from being Teacher of the Year at Wakefield High School and Holly Springs High School. He has earned awards for
teaching excellence including the Cary Chamber of Commerce Honor A Teacher and Richard Jenrette & Richard M. Jewell Teacher Excellence Award from Broughton High School. Marlin has a passion for teaching and learning and a goal of helping all students succeed. He believes that
forming relationships is key to student achievement. His passion for young people extends outside of the classroom by serving as a co-adviser to Teen Perfection, a college preparation program for minority students. Marlin’s ultimate goal is to always be a teacher who keeps his students engaged
and excited about learning.

 

2020 NCCSS Student Teacher of the Year Scholarship Recipient

 

Caroline Wlliams is a native of Wilmington, North Carolina who attended New Hanover High School and went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After marveling at the impact that public school educators have had on her three sons, she decided to return to school at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington to pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Middle Grades Social Studies. Caroline believes that there is no better place to develop active, informed citizens of the 21st century than in the social studies classroom. “The future of our treasured democracy rests in the hands of capable educators.”

 

2020 NCCSS rho kappa national social studies honor society scholarship

  

Arden Fleming, NCCSS Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society Scholarship winner! She plans to attend a university in NC and major in history and become either a museum curator or secondary school teacher. Her love of social studies is demonstrated by the fact that she will have
completed 12 social studies classes by the time she graduates high school.

2020 NCSS Grant Winner Recipient

 

Maggie LeGrand teaches World History at North Gaston High School in Dallas, North Carolina. Students taking World History will make children’s books for the Boys and Girls Club of Dallas. They will make children’s book 8 to 10 pages long based on the knowledge they have learned from World History. Books will be about diverse historical figures such as Nelson Mandela, Frida Kahlo or Anne Frank for younger, at risk students to improve their reading skills and increase their knowledge on historical events. These high school students will learn how to apply their knowledge of history and how to give back to their community. This will be a semester long project and books were given to the Boys and Girls Club in May 2020. The project will continue in Fall 2020 for future World History students to further their skills and knowledge.