VFW annually recognizes the nation’s top classroom elementary, junior high, and high school teachers who teach citizenship education topics regularly and promote America’s history and traditions effectively. Teachers who promote civic responsibility, flag etiquette, and patriotism are prime candidates for this award. For example, do you know a teacher who plans field trips to city hall or organizes community volunteer projects? Maybe you know an instructor who invites veterans into the classroom to discuss their military experiences. Perhaps you are familiar with a teacher who fosters the development of democratic values and beliefs through special projects. If you know of such a teacher, honor them with the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award.


This year's Department Winners are:

Christy Nemeth is sponsored by Newport Post 798 for grades K-5. She has taught first grade at Troy School located in North Troy, Vermont for 15 years. Her greatest joy as a teacher is knowing she is making a difference in the lives of her students. 

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Jeffrey Palmer is sponsored by Island Pond Post 2309 for grades 6 -8. He is a teacher of middle-level humanities at Vermont's Troy School, who wishes to pass on his understanding of what makes this country so great to his students.
To see more information on his entry click here