Port Washington Teacher Receives National Recognition

(Port Washington, NY- June 2024) Ms. Stacey Portmore-Davies, an eighth-grade English teacher from Weber Middle School has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 43 summer teacher 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 and strengthen place-based humanities teaching.

Ms. Portmore-Davies will participate in a Landmarks of American History and Culture 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. Camp Huntington is the first Great Camp of the Adirondacks and is listed on the New York State and National Registry of Historic Places.

Since 2012, NEH summer scholar programs have reached more than 11,000 teachers, ultimately enriching the classroom experience for an estimated 2 million students.

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Stacey Portmore-Davies