David Jahnke is the winner of the Maryland Daughters of American Revolution Outstanding Teacher of American History for 2013. He was nominated by the Governor William Paca DAR Chapter of Harford County. On March 23 at Hunt Valley Inn, Jahnke was presented with a $750 check for his outstanding achievements. He will compete in the national DAR contest in June.
Jahnke is teaching U.S. History at Harford Technical High School. He began his teaching career in February 2001 by teaching U.S. Government, U.S. History and finally Advanced Placement U.S. History. He is an experienced educator who has been recognized for his excellence as a teacher and mentor by his peers and supervisor.
The DAR Outstanding Teacher of American History Contest honors notable full-time teachers of American history in public, private and parochial schools, grades six to 12. These teachers have demonstrated excellence in readily sharing an incisive knowledge of American history, being committed to their students, fostering a spirit of patriotism and loyal support of our country and relating history to modern life and events.
The Governor William Paca Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, is based primarily in the Bel Air area of Harford County. This patriotic organization has 67 members. Membership is open to any woman who can document participation by her direct ancestor in the American Revolution, either as a combat person or in some other capacity. Information on the Chapter is available from Chapter Registrar Virginia Carlin, 410-879-9503 or Chapter Regent Elizabeth Larson.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times