Rhonda Naylor, social studies teacher at STARS
Accelerated High School, was honored by Granbury ISD school board trustees on
June 20, 2016. Naylor was recognized for
a top educator award from the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
VFW Post 7835 post recently presented
Naylor with the National Citizenship Education Teacher Post Recognition
Award. The STARS teacher was also named
the state winner of the VFW Smart/Maher National Citizenship Education Teacher
Program for the 2015-16 school year.
Naylor was honored at the organization’s 96th Annual State Convention on
June 17 in Dallas.
spearheaded a project for STARS students to record oral history interviews of
local armed services veterans. The
interviews are being prepared for the Veterans
History Project, a part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of
Congress. Students also earn a half
credit in digital arts toward their high school graduation plan. The project was funded through a grant from
the Granbury ISD Education Foundation.
The VFW Teacher
of the Year award contest recognizes exceptional teachers for their
outstanding commitment to teaching Americanism and patriotism to their
students. Each year, a classroom elementary, junior high, and high school
teacher whose curriculum focuses on citizenship education topics—for at least
half of the school day in a classroom environment—can be nominated for the
Pictured above is Naylor (center)
at the school board meeting STARS principal Ginna Marks (left) and VFW member