VFW Post 1833 Nominates Scott Birkinshaw for Teacher of the Year

The VFW Crater Lake Post 1833, Medford, OR has nominated Logos Education Specialist Scott Birkinshaw for the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award for the 2019-2020 school year.
Logos Middle-High School Principal, Jason Winningham, says he is not surprised. “Scott is an outstanding teacher and his commitment to ensuring students learn about our country and values is admirable. In addition to his many contributions at Logos, Scott leads a trip with students to Washington D.C. every other year to experience our country’s rich history. I am grateful and proud to have Scott on our teaching team at Logos.”
Scott joined Logos in 2013 and teaches several campus classes at Logos including: High School U.S. Government, U.S. History, World History, and Economics. His classes incorporate a unique twist with engagement strategies and real-life applications of knowledge gained by students. Scott’s education background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Oregon, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Southern Oregon University, an Oregon Teaching License in Social Studies, and an Endorsement in Multiple Subjects.
About the notification of his nomination, Scott says, “I try to do as well as I can for the people I serve. I feel humbled by any sort of recognition for the work I do at Logos because I witness the loving service of my fellow teachers every day. I am blessed to be in a working environment that cultivates a caring attitude by so many teachers, classified workers and admin who lead by example. I cannot help but try to keep up with the gifted and loving people around me. They inspire me to deeply value the important work we are doing for these young people and their families. Most of all, Jesus Christ is at work in my life and He pushes me to do my best. Without Him and the people He has put into my life, I would not be able to do this job at all.”
About the Veterans of Foreign Wars Teacher of the Year:“Without our nation’s veterans, America wouldn’t be the great nation it is today. Our youth deserve to learn about our rich history, traditions and the role of our veterans in creating and shaping America.
The VFW Teacher of the Year award contest recognizes three exceptional teachers for their outstanding commitment to teaching Americanism and patriotism to their students. Each year, a certified/licensed elementary, junior high, and high school teacher whose curriculum focuses on citizenship education topics can be nominated for the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award. Winners receive: A $1,000 award for professional development expenses. A $1,000 award for his/her school.Two award plaques: one for the teacher, the other for his/her school.An all-expenses-paid trip to attend a VFW conference to receive their award.”
About Logos Public Charter School
Logos Public Charter School is the largest non-virtual charter school in the state of Oregon celebrating 10 years of ‘Innovative Education Kindergarten to Career’. Serving 1,000 students in Jackson and Josephine counties annually, Logos facilitates a personalized learning program in a collaborative partnership with the student, family, teacher, school, and community. Learn more at LogosCharter.com.

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