NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The American Historical Association has honored Neal Shultz with the 2016 Nancy Lyman Roelker Mentorship Award which recognizes professional and scholarly distinction. Shultz teaches at the Campus Alternative High School and has worked in the district for 29 years. The award is given to teachers of history who taught, guided and inspired their students in a way that changed their lives.
“History teachers make natural mentors because mentoring takes the long view of education,” said Shultz. “Twenty years from now, no one will remember which bubbles they filled in on a standardized exam, but the conversations between mentor and mentee can, potentially, live forever.”