We the People Teacher Chris Cavanaugh Wins American Lawyer Alliances’ Teacher of the Year Award

Aug 20, 2018 / E-news, We the People

Christopher Cavanaugh, a We the People teacher who taught at Plainfield High School in Indiana in 2018, is one of this year’s Law-Related Education Teachers of the Year! Awarded annually by the American Lawyers Alliance, this award recognizes teachers who have made significant contributions in the area of law-related education and who have developed programs that help students recognize their civic responsibilities.
This year’s other winners are Daniel Bachman from Massapequa High School in New York and Catherine Ruffing from Centreville High School in Virginia. Winners were chosen from around the country and received $1500, along with $500 for travel expenses. On August 3, 2018, the awards ceremony was held at the University Club of Chicago. While not all of the teachers were able to attend the ceremony, those in attendance spoke eloquently of the civics programs they are continuing to implement in their schools.
Speakers included president of the Indiana State Bar Association, Andrielle Metzel, and executive director of the Indiana Bar Foundation; Charles Dunlap, who spoke on behalf of the Foundation and the We the People program in Indiana; and, president-elect of the Virginia Bar Association, Richard E. Garriott. .
For more information about the Law-Related Education Teachers of the Year and the American Lawyers Alliance, check out their website here!

Christopher Cavanaugh, a We the People teacher who taught at Plainfield High School in Indiana in 2018, is one of this year’s Law-Related Education Teachers of the Year! Awarded annually by the American Lawyers Alliance, this award recognizes teachers who have made significant contributions in the area of law-related education and who have developed programs that help students recognize their civic responsibilities.

We the People teacher Christopher Cavanaugh won the ALAs Law-Related Education Teacher of Year Award.

We the People teacher Christopher Cavanaugh won the ALA's Law-Related Education Teacher of Year Award.

Cavanaugh will be teaching at Bismarck High School in North Dakota this fall. This year’s other winners are Daniel Bachman from Massapequa High School in New York and Catherine Ruffing from Centreville High School in Virginia. Winners were chosen from around the country. On August 3, 2018, the awards ceremony was held at the University Club of Chicago. Although not all of the teachers were able to attend the ceremony, those in attendance spoke eloquently of the civics programs they are continuing to implement in their schools.

Speakers included Andi M. Metzel, president of the Indiana State Bar Association; Charles R. Dunlap, executive director of the Indiana Bar Foundation; and Richard E. Garriott, president-elect of the Virginia Bar Association.

For more information about the Law-Related Education Teachers of the Year and the American Lawyers Alliance, check out their website here!

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