Victor R. Swenson Award

Recognizing an outstanding humanities educator

Victor R. Swenson Humanities Educator Award

With this award, the Vermont Humanities Council recognizes an educator in grades 6 through 12 who:

  • Inspires his or her students and encourages in them intellectual curiosity and a lifelong love of learning
  • Possesses extraordinary knowledge, ability, and accomplishment in the teaching of language, literature, history, social studies, or other humanities fields
  • Exhibits infectious enthusiasm for his/her subject and learning in general
  • Embodies a commitment to the highest standards of achievement, for him/herself and students

The award and $1,000 prize are presented at our Annual Fall Conference in November. To learn more about the award, call Linda Wrazen at (802) 262-1357.

Nominate an Educator for the Swenson Award

Nominations are due July 31, 2019.

Image of Joyce Yoo Babbitt with Ben Doyle and Victor R. Swenson

2018 Award Winner: Morgan Moore, Burke Town School

Moore has taught the seventh and eighth grades at Burke Town School for three years. In that brief amount of time her work has been celebrated by colleagues as transformational to the learning environment of the school and to the lives of its students, gaining national attention along the way.

Read more about Morgan Moore.