Teacher Advisory Council 2019–20

Education Programs at the National Humanities Center work to provide leadership, training, resources, and partnerships that advance humanities education at the K–16 level. Our work focuses on the integration of strong scholarship and content, inquiry-based pedagogy, and emerging technology. We build bridges that put scholars and educators in conversation to support humanities classrooms at all levels.

Critical to this mission is the role of in-service and experienced teachers in providing relevant and critical perspective to our work. The Teacher Advisory Council supports the Education Department of the National Humanities Center for a one-year term of service. Chosen to represent multiple disciplines in the humanities, these teacher leaders accept an active role in the development, evaluation, and promotion of NHC educational materials and projects.

Teacher Advisory Council Members, 2019–20

  • Jennifer Ansbach

    Jennifer Ansbach

    Manchester Township High School, Manchester Township, NJ

  • Nate Antiel

    Nathan Antiel

    St. David’s School, Raleigh, NC

  • Camille Napier Bernstein

    Camille Napier Bernstein

    Natick High School, Natick, MA

  • Dani Bostick

    Dani Bostick

    Handley High School, Winchester, VA

  • Kevin M. Cline

    Kevin M. Cline

    Social Studies
    Frankton High School, Frankton, IN

  • Ron Eisenman

    Ron Eisenman

    Social Studies
    Rutland High School, Rutland, VT

  • Jedidiah Gist-Anderson

    Jedidiah Gist-Anderson

    Social Studies
    Mallard Creek High School, Charlotte, NC

  • Mariel Herzog

    Mariel Herzog

    English, History
    Evergreen Academy, Union, IL

  • Nathan McAlister

    Nathan McAlister

    Seaman High School, Topeka, KS

  • Bill Melega

    Bill Melega

    Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill, NC

  • Jeff Nesbitt

    William Nesbitt

    Social Studies
    Green Hope High School, Cary, NC

  • Lisa K. Pennington

    Lisa Pennington

    Assistant Professor
    Governors State University, University Park, IL

  • Craig Perrier

    Craig Perrier

    Curriculum and Instruction Specialist
    Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, VA

  • Kimberly Perry-Sanderlin

    Kimberly Perry-Sanderlin

    AIG Specialist and Curriculum Support Coach
    Brogden Middle School, Durham, NC

  • Duke Richey

    Duke Richey

    History Teacher and Adjunct Instructor
    The McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN

  • Irene Sanchez

    Irene Sanchez

    Latino Studies
    Azusa Unified School District, Azusa, CA

  • Jessica Silveri

    Jessica Silveri

    Gifted Resource
    Reagan Middle School, Haymarket, VA

  • Amanda Hilliard Smith

    Amanda Hilliard Smith

    Museum Teaching Specialist
    Fulton County Schools, Atlanta, GA

  • Bill Smith

    William Smith

    Social Studies
    Southern Regional High School, Manahawkin, NJ

  • Rhonda Watton

    Rhonda Watton

    Social Studies
    Templeton Middle School, Sussex, WI