Meet Your Thursday Spring Conference Keynote Speaker, Bruce Lesh
Bruce Lesh was a high school teacher and social studies department chair for twenty-two years in Baltimore County Public Schools where he taught American history, world history, and Advanced Placement United States Politics and Government. A past president of the Maryland Council for the Social Studies and vice-chair of the National Council for History Education, Bruce published three units on teaching American history using primary sources through the Center for Learning. He has also been published several times in the OAH Magazine of History and written book reviews for The History Teacher. He co-founded and served as a member of the board of directors for the Center for History Education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In 2008 he was recognized as the pre-collegiate Teacher of the Year by the Organization of American Historians and in 2013 was named Maryland Secondary Social Studies Teacher of the Year.
Bruce received his bachelor's degree in history and political science from Salisbury University and his master's degree in history from Villanova University. Bruce believes professional development is important for teachers because it connects them with other professionals facing similar challenges. "The interaction engendered by quality professional development provides a forum for teachers to link the realities of their instructional environment to new evidence found in research. It allows the intellectual batteries to be recharged."
Bruce is a lifelong resident of Maryland and enjoys reading, exercising, coaching, and being a dad and husband.
Meet your Friday Spring Conference Keynote Speaker, Mallory Lineberger
Mallory Lineberger is an Education Specialist at the LBJ Presidential Library, where she enjoys creating and leading classroom activities for school groups as well as developing resources for educators. After studying history at Texas A&M University, Mallory earned a graduate degree in education from the University of North Texas in order to begin her career as a high school history teacher. In addition to her time in the classroom, Mallory's museum experience includes two years guiding tours in the museums of Paris, as well as working in museum education at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, Texas.