The John Marshall Center is seeking nominations for the 2021 John Marshall Center Teacher Awards given in recognition of excellence and innovation in the teaching of the U.S. Constitution in Virginia.

 JMC intends to present a $2,500 award to one outstanding middle school teacher, and one outstanding high school teacher of history, social studies, civics, or government who has demonstrated knowledge of and enthusiasm for the U.S. Constitution as evidenced through activities both inside and outside the classroom.

This year marks the Awards’ 32nd year and more than $100,000 given to support excellence and innovation in the teaching of history, social studies, civics and government.

Completed applications and recommendation letters must be received by Monday, November 8, 2021. 

Awards will be presented at the Richmond Bar Association’s Annual Awards Luncheon November 18, 2021.

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2020 John Marshall Center Teachers Award

Congratulations to last year’s winners, Paul Xenakis, middle school history teacher at the Ghent School in Norfolk, and Wayne Thomas, high school history and government teacher at George Wythe High School. And thank you to our generous 2020 sponsors, the law firms of Kaplan Voekler Cunningham & Frank and Miles & Stockbridge. Pictured from left to right is Rob Kaplan Jr., KVCF, Wayne ThomasKevin Walsh, UR Law Professor and JMC Immediate Past President, and Gretchen Byrd, formerly with Miles & Stockbridge and JMC Secretary. Not pictured is Paul Xenakis. Photo by Laura Frayser