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Norwich Free Academy Educator Finalist for National History Teacher of the Year Award

The Norwich Free Academy (NFA) community is rooting for one of their own to take home a national award this month. Already a recipient of state and national awards, social studies teacher Karen Cook was recently named a finalist for 2019 National History Teacher of the Year.

Cook, who has taught at NFA since 1998 and now heads the social studies department and honors program at the school, was first inspired to study history growing up in Canterbury and learning about Prudence Crandall. Crandall, Connecticut’s Official State Heroine, opened New England’s first school for African American women in Canterbury in 1833.

NFA social studies teacher Karen Cook was first inspired to study history when she learned about Prudence Crandall, growing up in Canterbury. CEA Executive Director Donald Williams, the author of “Prudence Crandall’s Legacy: The Fight for Equality in the 1830s, Dred Scott, and Brown v. Board of Education,” presented Cook with a signed copy of the book to congratulate her on being named a finalist for the 2019 National History Teacher of the Year award.

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