Two South Carolina Teachers Recognized with National Awards for Humanities Teaching

SC Humanities would like to congratulate two South Carolina humanities teachers for winning prestigious national awards. Charles Vaughan, a social studies teacher at Richland Northeast High School in Columbia, was awarded the National Social Studies Teacher of the Year award by the National Council for the Social Studies. Gail Ingram, a history teacher at Cheraw High School, received National History Day’s Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award, a national honor that comes with a $10,000 prize.

Charles Vaughan is a National Board Certified Teacher, qualified to teach on the Advanced Placement level, and working on an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of South Carolina, where he also earned his M.Ed. in Secondary Social Studies. He is the immediate past president of the South Carolina Council for the Social Studies and a current teacher-consultant with the South Carolina Geographic Alliance. Vaughan will be presented with the National Social Studies Teacher of the Year award at the National Council for the Social Studies annual conference in Denver, CO in November 2010.

Gail Ingram has been a history teacher at Cheraw High School for over 31 years, during which time she has won numerous awards and mentored many other teachers, including in other countries. Ingram has participated in the National History Day program, sponsored in South Carolina by the SC Department of Archives and History, for many years. She received the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award at the National History Day finals in College Park, MD in June. An interview with Gail Ingram can be found in The State Newspaper:

SC Humanities congratulates both Charles Vaughan and Gail Ingram for their commitment to teaching the humanities to our South Carolina students. SC Humanities is a nonprofit state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is governed by a statewide volunteer board of directors, with its office in Columbia.