Samuel Gaines Academy Teacher Nationally Recognized

Mrs. Marsha Mimnaugh, Reading Interventionist at Samuel Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 15 Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions so teachers can study with experts in humanities disciplines.

Mrs. Mimnaugh will participate in a Landmarks Workshop entitled “Forever Wild: The Adirondacks in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.”  The one-week program will be held at SUNY Cortland’s Camp Huntington at Raquette Lake in the Adirondacks, NY and directed by Professors Randi Storch and Kevin Sheets.  The 36 teachers selected to participate in the program each receive a stipend of $1,200 to cover their travel, study, and living expenses.

Topics for the 15 Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops offered for teachers this summer are:

  • The Most Southern Place on Earth: Music, Culture, and History in the Mississippi Delta
  • The Battle of the Little Bighorn and the Great Sioux War (1876)
  • Manifest Destiny Reconsidered: The Utah Experience
  • The 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad: Transforming California and the Nation
  • America’s Industrial Revolution at The Henry Ford
  • Social Movements and Reform in Industrializing America: The Lowell Experience
  • New Orleans: Music, Culture and Civil Rights
  • Movement, Mobilization, and Militarization: World War II and the Home Front
  • Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry
  • Forever Wild: The Adirondacks in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • African Americans in the Making of Early New England
  • From Immigrant to Citizen: Asian Pacific Americans in the Northwest
  • Gullah Voices: Traditions and Transformations
  • Living and Writing Deliberately: The Concord Landscapes and Legacy of Henry Thoreau
  • The Problem of the Color Line: Atlanta Landmarks and Civil Rights History

The 1,080 NEH Summer Scholars who participate in these programs of study will teach nearly 159,000 American students the following year.

Congratulations Mrs. Mimnaugh, we are so proud!