Excellence in Teaching Awards

The Glenn Nerbak Excellence in Teaching Awards Program

The winner(s) will be announced at the 2019 Social Studies Conference.

The Glenn Nerbak Award for Excellence in Teaching Social Studies is awarded annually to Maine teachers who exemplify a passion and commitment to social studies and student learning.  This Monetary Award and recognition from the Maine Council for the Social Studies will be awarded to up to 4 teachers each year. The Maine Council encourages Elementary, Middle, high School, and Post-Secondary Educators to be nominated by themselves or a colleague for this award.

Click here to nominate yourself or a colleague: Glenn Nerbak Excellence Award.

Glenn Nerbak, a former social studies teacher and Director of the Portland Mentoring Alliance at Portland High School, served as the MCSS Board President from 2008 - 2014. In that capacity he spent countless hours creating bi-monthly newsletters and organizing an annual conference — the only statewide professional development opportunity specific to social studies. Under Glenn’s leadership, this annual conference and bi-monthly newsletter provided more than 1,000 classroom teachers with affordable and high-quality professional development experiences and resources. His leadership and determination was instrumental in cultivating and expanding the membership and visibility of MCSS. It is in this spirit that each year, outstanding social studies educators who share Glenn’s passion for teaching and learning, as well as his focus on social justice, will be awarded.