The Thomas D. Clark Teacher Center
The Thomas D. Clark Teacher Center is James Klotter Chapter's teacher outreach source. Here BCHS faculty are invited to interact with the chapter and get involved. The center also hosts various teacher resources.
Named for Thomas D. Clark (1903-2005). The late Dr. Clark was, in his lifetime, recognized as Kentucky's foremost historian. Selected as Historian Laureate for Life by the General Assembly, he also served as a Professor of History at the University of Kentucky. Clark is responsible for preserving numerous documents related to Kentucky's past. He gives his name to our Teacher Center, the Kentucky Historical Society's Center for Kentucky History, and a distinguished professorship at UK.
Thomas D. Clark Teaching Award
James Klotter Chapter bestows the Thomas D. Clark Teaching Award on one BCHS faculty member annually. Candidates are nominated and chosen by students. The only stipulation is that the teacher must be a member of the Social Studies, English, Fine Arts, and/or World Languages Department. The award is ultimately given to a teacher who receives a majority of votes among JKC members. Its intention is to honor outstanding faculty for excellence in and devotion to teaching the humanities, as decided by students -- the people whose lives they're impacting. These teachers perpetuate the legacy of Dr. Clark.
Students can nominate teachers here:
Clark Teaching Award Nomination Form.
Please return all forms to the current Allen C. Guelzo Chair of History.