Meet the 2015-16 Milken Educator Award WinnersPhoto 13 of 37
John Lary (LA '15) │History teacher, C.E. Byrd High School | Shreveport, LA
Date of Award: October 27, 2015
John Lary, who bikes to school each day in dress slacks and his signature bowtie, teaches AP European and U.S. History, classes which demand a lot of students and offer college credit. Lary's first AP European History class had 30 students; this year the program has 198 students and has led a 500 percent increase in the number of students scoring a 3 or above on AP history exams. Lary also revived and sponsors the Gayarre History Club, which requests student essay submissions from high school-aged students throughout Caddo Public Schools. Submissions are judged by a group of students and teachers, with accepted proposals read at an annual conference and published in paperback for purchase on Amazon.
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