Daniel Flint teaching a lesson in front of students

Westside High teacher named “Florida History Teacher of the Year” by national nonprofit

Aug. 19, 2022 – Congratulations to Westside High teacher, Daniel Flint, who has been named the “2022 Florida History Teacher of the Year” by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, a national nonprofit.

The award highlights the importance of history education by honoring exceptional American history teachers in grades K-12 from across the country.

I truly enjoy teaching U.S. History,” said Flint. “To me it is a lifestyle not a profession. I enjoy the impact I can make with students teaching them about our nation’s history. I feel truly honored and humbled to receive this award.”

Flint said one of the core lessons he tries to impart to his students is to never stop asking questions. His favorite quote is from Horace Mann: “A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.”

Team Duval News caught up with Flint last school year to capture video of how he brought D-Day to life for his students with the help of the Round Canopy Parachuting Team-USA.

For his excellence in the classroom, Flint will receive a $1,000 honorarium, a core archive of American history books and Gilder Lehrman educational materials. He will also be recognized at a local ceremony and become one of 53 finalists for the 2022 National History Teacher of the Year Award.

The winner of this year’s National History Teacher of the Year Award will be announced in October 2022.

For more information about the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, visit https://www.gilderlehrman.org/.

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