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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Teaching Award for Thomas Emerson ('06)

Thomas Emerson, an English and Honors major from the class of 2006 (he won the English department's Medallion of Excellence), is one of the Philadelphia high school teachers who has been chosen to receive a Lindback award.  The Christian R. and Mary S. Lindback Foundation celebrates excellence in education and has been awarding the teaching prizes since 2008.  Thomas teaches at High School of the Future.

The Philly.com article on the winning teachers says of Thomas:
"Teaching AP English, social studies, and drama, Emerson truly creates real world experiences for his learners.  He authored the school’s senior project curriculum and directed four musicals and serves as department chair, continuing to work toward realizing SOF’s mission."

Philadelphia's School of the Future.