Jayme Hill, center, is honored by, from left, Maryland DAR State…
The Governor William Paca Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has selected a Jayme Hill for Outstanding Teacher of American History. Hill also was selected as the second place winner at the state level for this honor.
Hill is a teacher of United States history and government at Harford Technical High School. She has been teaching for 10 years and has been recognized for her excellence as a teacher and as a mentor by her peers and supervisors. Outside the classroom, Hill has made public appearances talking about Baltimore City history and has participated in extensive continuing education. She is a candidate for National Board Teaching Certification.
Hill develops lesson plans that not only teach her students history, but instills in her students a love of history. One specific way Hill makes history come alive for her students is by using primary sources. She says that "students enjoy analyzing documents, pictures, quotes and other sources that were created during the time period being studied."
In her spare time, Hill has presented at the Baltimore City Historical Society's Baltimore History Evening series for 2010 and made numerous appearances at the Enoch Pratt Library branch system. She was interviewed by Sheilah Kast, host of Maryland Morning, on Baltimore's public radio station WYPR. In 2009, Hill received an honorable mention for the Joseph L. Arnold Prize for Outstanding Writing on Baltimore City history. In 2008, she earned a master's degree in historical studies from theUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County.
The DAR Outstanding Teacher of American History Contest honors notable full-time teachers of American history in public, private and parochial schools in grades six tp 12. These teachers have demonstrated excellence in readily sharing an incisive knowledge of American History, being committed to their students, fostering a spirit of patriotism and loyal support of our country and relating history to modern life and events.
The Governor William Paca Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, is based primarily in the Bel Air area of Harford County. This patriotic organization has 67 members. Membership is open to any woman who can document participation by her direct ancestor in the American Revolution, either as a combat person or in some other capacity. Information on the chapter is available from Chapter Registrar Virginia Carlin, 410-879-9503 or Chapter Regent Emily Andrews, 410-838-2087.