John Beck: Historical Society of Michigan Educator of the Year


John Beck, History M.A. 2013, and history teacher at Heritage Christian Academy in Kalamazoo, will be honored at the State History Conference in Alpena, Michigan, on September 23-25, as Educator of the Year. 

John Beck

John Beck 2016 Educator of the Year Award


The Historical Society of Michigan’s website notes: “Beck is dedicated to expanding and improving the study of history. He created a freshman high school Michigan history class at Heritage Christian Academy; founded a school-wide Heritage History Club Speaker Series; mentored fellow Michigan history teachers; and utilized local, state and national resources to prepare his students to pursue history following their graduation.”


Congratulations, John, on your honor and for your tireless efforts to promote history education.