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SLCSD Teacher Appointed to National Council for History Education Board

The National Council for History Education (NCHE) is delighted to announce the selection of Jenny Nicholas to join the council’s Board of Directors.  Nicholas, a high school teacher in Salt Lake City’s School District for 18 years, joins the Board at the NCHE annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on March 14, 2019.

Since 1990, the NCHE has worked to promote excellence in K-12 and college-level history education. The organization supports the teaching of history in schools and society through advocacy, sponsoring collaborations and workshops between teachers and professors, and by producing teaching materials and history education guidelines.

Nicholas, who specializes in Advanced Placement (AP) European History, International Baccalaureate (IB) World History and U.S. Government courses, is passionate about teaching – and being taught by – her students and sees history education as a critical component of shared knowledge in society.  She earned a BA in History from the University of Utah, an M.A.T. degree from Boston University, and will earn an EdD degree in Education, Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah.   Nicholas represented the state of Utah as a James Madison Fellow, and has worked for the James Madison Fellowship Foundation for many years. 

As a board member, Nicholas believes her associations with skilled and passionate educators will help her continue to improve her craft. “I am thrilled and honored by the invitation to serve alongside skilled professionals on the NCHE Board of Directors”, Nicholas notes.  “In an era of history-making global change, it is exciting to witness corresponding and increasing interest in the study of history.  I am passionate about helping students recognize the lasting impact of the history they study and look forward to engaging with educators in our shared commitment towards history education.

“We are excited to have Jenny join the Board,” NCHE Board Chair Sarah Drake Brown says.  “Her commitment to history education is clear, and the board and staff look forward to her contributions to the organization.”

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About National Council for History Education
Founded in 1990, the National Council for History Education is a nonprofit organization that is committed to promoting the importance of history in schools and society. Learn more at link to NCHE site

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