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Education alumnus Mark Foley receives state award for teaching history

by the College of Education at Illinois / Aug 16, 2018

Mark FoleyCollege of Education alumnus Mark Foley '96 C&I, Ed.M. '03 Ed.Psych., was named the recipient of the 2018 History Teacher of the Year award from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. 

Foley, a teacher at Urbana High School, emphasizes community service and loves teaching about film and music.

“It allows me to dig into the cultural history of the U.S. instead of politics and wars,” Foley said in an interview with The News-Gazette. "It shows how the Earth reflects the time people live in."

Read the full interview.