Beth Hudson, a 2007 winner of Humanities Texas's Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award, was named the Texas Council of Social Studies' 2010 Outstanding Middle School Teacher of the Year. Hudson, who now teaches at O. Henry Middle School in Austin, combines the study of classic literature with that of history, sparking her students' enthusiasm for both.
Sally Hunter, of Highland Park Elementary in Austin, was named the 2010 Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year by the National Council for the Social Studies. In addition to receiving a 2009 Outstanding Teaching Award of the Humanities Award from Humanities Texas, Hunter was named the 2009 Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year by the Texas Council for the Social Studies and was the recipient of the 2009 Preserve America Elementary History Teacher of the Year Award for the state of Texas sponsored by the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History.
Congratulations to these two outstanding teachers!