The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 13th annual Teacher as Hero Awards, sponsored by State Farm®, on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

Family, friends, and colleagues of the 2019 Teacher as Hero Honorees gathered in Liberty Hall to celebrate the accomplishments of these exceptional educators. Tammie Souza, Meteorologist for NBC10 served as the emcee. The keynote speaker was Tony Rocco, a recipient of the 2018 Teacher as Hero Award. Gwen Borowsky, CEO of the National Liberty Museum, was joined by State Farm Representatives in presenting the awards.

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Meet the 2019 Winners!

The 2019 Honorees received much-deserved recognition at the awards ceremony. Click on each name below to learn their stories.

TOP THREE HONOREES:

Teacher as Hero Grand Prize Winner
Andrea Green
K-12th Grade, Music and Drama Teacher
HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy, Philadelphia, PA

Caring Classroom Award
Freda Anderson
10th-12th Grade Community Activism Teacher
The U School, Philadelphia, PA

Good Neighbor Award
Darrell Gravatt
10th-12th Grade, Driver’s Education Teacher
Caesar Rodney High School, Camden, DE

NINE “EXCEPTIONAL TEACHER” AWARD WINNERS:

Robin Alozie, 9th through 12th Grade Special Education Teacher, Liberty High School, Bethlehem, PA

George Daka, 9th through 12th Grade Government and American History Teacher, Bensalem High School, Bensalem, PA

Melissa DeClementi, 6th through 8th Grade Physical Education Teacher, Cinnaminson Middle School, Cinnaminson, NJ

Kristen Degregorio, 9th through 12th Grade Special Education Teacher, Frankford High School, Philadelphia, PA

Caronline Gimbel and Kathy Rafter, Special Education Teachers, Abington Sr. High School, Abington, PA

Bart Poindexter, Teacher of African American History, William W. Bodine School for International Affairs, Philadelphia, PA

Gavin Sikorski, 6th through 8thSTEM Education Teacher, Southmoreland Middle School, Scottdale, PA

Sakita Tinsley, 10th through 12th Grade English Teacher, North Penn High School, Landsdale, PA

Bob Wolf, Physical Education Teacher, Eagle View Middle School, Mechanicsburg, PA

 

Fall is for kids and Families
at the NLM.

The NLM offers a full calendar of virtual and on-site programs for kids and their families. We invite you to join us as we explore the themes of respect, taking action and spreading liberty to all.

Check out our exciting list of upcoming events for the fall.


Four Paths to Better Policing
An Interactive Virtual Public Dialogue
Monday, November 1, 2021; 7-9 pm on Zoom


Everyone has a vested interest in issues surrounding policing in our communities. We invite you to hear experts in the field and the community briefly outline four different paths to better public safety. After you hear from our experts, go deeper with fellow citizens, sharing your experiences and viewpoints in moderated small groups.

Find complete information here.

Art that acts as Social Commentary

The Graphic Content exhibition features graphic-centered artworks that take inspiration from counterculture tradition and give voice to those outside the mainstream. It features works that embody the artists' personal reflections on the current social and political climate.

The exhibition is on view through November 7, 2021
Learn more and purchase your Museum tickets now.

The artform of cartooning celebrates diversity, liberty, and inclusion

As a companion piece to the Graphic Content Exhibition, the NLM has brought back select pieces from Caretoons, a popular annual exhibition/competition that ran from 2005-2010. Through drawings submitted by children, as well as amateur and professional artists from around the world, the images in Caretoons grapple with contemporary issues through the approachable lens of cartoons and graphic art.

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An exhibition celebrating NLM Award Winners

Since the NLM’s founding, a major component of our work has been our series of annual awards programs honoring the everyday heroes who live among us. This exhibition celebrates teachers, students, police officers, firefighters & first-responders, and healthcare professionals who have demonstrated extraordinary courage and made a difference in the lives of others.

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Events at NLM

The NLM hosts a robust calendar of programs and events for adults, from thought-provoking panel discussions to fun and engaging tours and workshops.

To see upcoming events, click here.


For special evening adult programs, visit NLM@Night.

Virtual Guided Group Tours now available

Here's a great way to enjoy the NLM. Our staff will lead you on a virtual tour of the Museum, as they explain our history, our mission, and our special exhibitions. We offer a range of virtual guided tour themes or we can customize a tour specifically for your group.

You'll find complete information here.

Support the Next Generation of Heroes

Each school year, we send NLM educators directly into Philadelphia’s most underserved schools to teach students critical leadership skills, such as courage, integrity, responsibility, respect, and most important, empathy. We show them that they have the power through their First Amendment Rights to use these skills to make positive changes in their school and community.

Help us continue to bring this program to as many students as possible.
Click here to donate now.

Police officers, firefighters, and other emergency responders are honored

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 15th annual Awards of Valor, presented by Your Local Chevrolet Dealers, via a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. The event included several notable keynote speakers and was attended by the honorees, their families and colleagues,

Learn more here about their impressive and inspirational stories.


NLM Honors Medical Professionals

The National Liberty Museum is proud to host its annual Healthcare Heroes Awards, presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals. This international awards program recognizes inspirational heroes in healthcare research and treatment whose accomplishments have profoundly benefited their patients, their field, and the global community.

The 2020 Awards Ceremony was held virtually on December 3.
Click here to learn about the honorees.

NLM honors 14 inspiring students from across the country

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 20th annual TD Bank Young Heroes Awards with a Virtual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 12. The ceremony honored 14 inspiring students, ages 18 and younger, who identified an area where liberty was lacking and took action to make positive change in their local schools or communities.

Learn about these amazing young people here.