KHS history teacher receives national U.S. History teaching award


Pictured above: Mark Scalia, Kingwood High School AP U.S. History teacher and Dr. Ted Landry, Kingwood High School principal.  


Mark Scalia, Kingwood High School AP U.S. History teacher, was awarded the Dr. Tom and Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award. The awards are presented by The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) organization. The American History Teacher Award recognizes educators who distinguish themselves in the addressing the history of the American Revolution.


After writing and submitting a 1500 word essay about his views on the American Revolution and how it could be integrated into a contemporary classroom, Scalia was awarded the American History Teacher Award. His essay was entitled "The American Revolution as an Exercise in Depth Perception," assessing the Revolution as the end result of America's colonial experience. 


"I want people to know that teachers are the results of the success of our students," Scalia said. "Consequently I feel that if I am the Outstanding American History Teacher in Texas its because my kids are the outstanding students in Texas, my faculty peers are the outstanding peers in Texas, and my school is the outstanding school in Texas."


Scalia has taught history for 21 years and nine of those years have been with Humble ISD.