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MGMS Teacher Receives State Award

LEXINGTON, S.C. — Lexington County School District One congratulates Meadow Glen Middle School Sixth-Grade Social Studies Teacher Albert Robertson, who received the 2016 South Carolina State Society Daughters of the American Revolution Outstanding Teacher of American History award during the society’s spring conference on March 19 in Columbia.

Robertson will be considered next for the 2016 National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Outstanding Teacher of American History award. To be eligible for the award, teachers must possess a strong knowledge of American history that they readily share with their students as well as an ability to relate history to modern life and events. Teachers must also demonstrate that they foster a spirit of patriotism and require their students to meet high academic standards.

Robertson teaches MGMS students several units of study in World History courses that involve American history, encouraging his students to view American history from the perspective of people who live outside the United States in addition to the viewpoint of Americans at home. He strives to teach his students how the United States has interacted with foreign countries in the past in order to show them how globalization has affected relations between the United States and foreign countries in today’s world.

“I am humbled and honored to have been chosen for this award. It speaks to the quality of social studies that we offer in Lexington One and South Carolina,” Robertson said. “I want to relay to my students that ‘We the People’ must do our part to stand up against injustice, raise up those who have offered service and sacrifice to our nation and show the world that Americans are strong in patriotism, resilient in times of trouble and passionate about our story as a nation.”

Robertson was named the Lexington One 2014–2015 District Teacher of the Year. He received the 2014 Palmetto State Social Studies Teacher of Excellence Award. Robertson is in his 10th year as a social studies teacher in Lexington One.

“Albert is a wonderful teacher who exemplifies excellence in teaching throughout our district and state,” said Lexington District One Superintendent Karen Woodward, Ed.D. “We are proud of him and of what he does for our students at Meadow Glen Middle.”

Robertson encourages MGMS students to develop a passion for social studies and strives to teach them the skills that historians use to understand the past. His ultimate goal is to teach students how they can become productive and active citizens in an ever-changing nation and world.

“Albert’s passion and dedication to his students are evident to anyone who spends time in his classroom,” said MGMS Principal Bill Coon. “Simply put, he is a great teacher.”

 

Photograph caption: Lexington County School District One congratulates Meadow Glen Middle School Sixth-Grade Social Studies Teacher Albert Robertson, who received the 2016 South Carolina State Society Daughters of the American Revolution Outstanding Teacher of American History award during the society’s spring conference on March 19 in Columbia. Granby Chapter Historian South Carolina State Society Daughters of the American Revolution Carolyn Hensley (left) and Granby Chapter Regent South Carolina State Society Daughters of the American Revolution Jean Smith (right) presented the award to Robertson (center).

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