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

 

NLM reopens with a brand new exhibition focusing on freedom

NLM's newest exhibition explores what freedom means through a diverse collection of work from more than 50 Philadelphia artists. The Opening Weekend is October 16-18, 10AM-7PM.

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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.

VIRTUAL NLM@Night

Although the National Liberty Museum is now open, we will continue to offer varied and engaging digital experiences for those of you who are not quite ready to return to the Museum in person. Our Virtual NLM@Night series offers fun, engaging, and informative entertainment on the subject of liberty to adult audiences.

Click here to learn about upcoming events.

Do you know a first-responder who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Awards of Valor presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS. This Award honors police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious community service. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here.

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Do you know a Healthcare Professional who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 Healthcare Heroes Award presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals. Awarded in four categories, Healthcare Heroes recognizes professionals in healthcare research and treatment whose accomplishments have had a profound impact on others.

This year we are expanding the Community Hero Award category by including all those who participated in helping others in regard to the treatment of COVID-19. Learn more and nominate someone by clicking here.