Kahuku Elementary Teacher Dorian Langi was named a Behring Teacher Ambassador and regional winner by National History Day.
She will get $1,000 for being a History Day ambassador in Hawaii. She will be taking classes in Colorado in August so she can show other teachers the best way to use the History Day curriculum.
She uses the yearlong History Day curriculum to fulfill the Common Core Standards for language arts and it helps her students get interested in history.
She is one of 36 U.S. educators who were selected for this program.
She’s been teaching at Kahuku Elementary for 25 years and participating in the National History Day program for 11 years. In 2010, Langi was a finalist for the national Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award.
National History Day co-sponsors include the History Channel and National Endowment for the Humanities.