Friday, September 16, 2016
Samantha Hart
Press Secretary
(317) 232-0550

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz released the following statement upon learning that Kevin Cline, a history and government teacher at Frankton High School, was named the 2016 National History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute today.

“Since taking office, I have been honored to recognize the work of excellent educators and school employees throughout the state. Today it is my privilege to recognize another outstanding educator. Kevin Cline’s dedication to the teaching of history and his ability to engage students both in and outside the classroom once again demonstrates the overall excellence of Indiana’s educators.”

About the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Founded in 1994 by Richard Gilder and Lewis E. Lehrman, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a nonprofit organization devoted to the improvement of history education. The Institute has developed an array of programs for schools, teachers, and students that now operate in all 50 states, including an Affiliate School program with more than 9,000 participating schools, a website that draws 7 million unique visits annually, and the groundbreaking AP US History Study Guide. The Institute’s programs have been recognized by awards from the White House, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Organization of American Historians. For further information, visit or call (646) 366-9666.