Monomoy’s Richard Houston Named “Teacher of the Year” by American Battlefield Trust

HARWICH – Richard Houston, a history teacher at Monomoy Regional High School in Harwich has been awarded the American Battlefield Trust’s prestigious Teacher of the Year Award for 2019.

The award was presented at the organization’s 19th annual National Teacher Institute in Raleigh, NC, on July 13.

“We look for passionate educators who creatively go above and beyond the call of duty,” said Garry Adelman, chief historian for the American Battlefield Trust.  “We received nominations for many qualified men and women this year as we do every year. But, in the end, our decision was made easier because Richard’s nomination — submitted by a colleague — was among the best, if not the best, the Trust has ever received. Richard is precisely the type of teacher who will help to perpetuate American history and therefore our democracy.”

Houston was nominated by fellow Monomoy Regional High School teacher Kevin Bates.

Houston has been the recipient of numerous other honors and awards, including Ad Lucem Teacher Award at MRHS Commencement (2018); Educator of Distinction, The National Society of High School Scholars (2013); Gilder Lehrman Massachusetts American History Teacher of the Year (2012); Recognized on Christa’s Honor Roll of Teachers at Framingham State College (2007); Massachusetts and Northeast Regional Outstanding American History Teacher, Daughters of Colonial Wars (2006); and Massachusetts Outstanding Teacher of American History, Daughters of the American Revolution (2006).

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