Photo: Ewing teaches students about the importance of history.
Nacogdoches ISD’s Secondary Teacher of the Year has added a statewide recognition to his list of accolades.
Eric Ewing, a history teacher at Mike Moses Middle School, was named the 2013-14 Daughters of the American Revolution Outstanding American History Teacher of the Year for Texas.
“I am honored, flattered, and extremely excited,” he said. “I am not the best teacher in Texas, but it’s pretty cool that someone thinks I’m in a class with the best teachers.”
The DAR honors “notable, full-time teachers of American history and related fields such as social studies, government and citizenship education) in public, private and parochial schools, grades 6-12.”
Nacogdoches ISD superintendent Dr. Fred Hayes commended Ewing for his accomplishment.
“We are proud to have such a dedicated teacher who is bringing top-notch education to Nacogdoches ISD students,” Hayes said. “Mr. Ewing is just one example of the fine educators we are fortunate to employ.”
The local chapter selected Ewing as its honoree, and then nominated him for the state recognition.
“I am very proud to be recognized by such a wonderful and historic organization,” Ewing said. He was nominated by Connie Howe and the local DAR Chapter.
As a state winner, he will be presented with a check for $1,000 and a pin during the TXDAR state conference in Dallas on March 8.