Woodbridge High School Teacher Selected for Marine Corps Museum
– September 16, 2013 4:58 pm
The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation has appointed James Bish, a distinguished US History teacher at Woodbridge High School, as the National Museum of the Marine Corps (NMMC) 2013 Teacher-in-Residence. Bish has taught at Woodbridge High School for 25 years, during which he also served as Social Studies Department Chair for 12 years. He has taught Advanced Placement US History, Advanced Placement US Government, Twentieth Century US History, US and Virginia History, and Prince William County History.
Bish, a National Board Certified Teacher, has won numerous awards for excellence, including being twice named the school’s Educator of the Year and being honored as American History Teacher of the Year by the Daughters of the American Revolution Bill of Rights Chapter. He has authored many scholarly articles that have been published in journals including the Oregon Genealogical Society Quarterly and the Journal of Historic Prince William.
Bish is the fifth resident teacher for the National Museum of the Marine Corps. His responsibilities include creating curriculum for children, developing educational opportunities in conjunction with Museum educators, and serving as the liaison between the Museum and schools across the region. To learn more about the NMMC’s Education Program, visit www.usmcmuseum.org and click on “Education.”
Bish will serve for one year in the fully-funded position, which is made possible through grants from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and The Sloan Foundation to the museum’s education program.
“It is an honor to be associated with the Marine Corps through this partnership at the museum,” said Ken Bassett, director of Student Learning for Prince William County Public Schools. “The contributions the Corps has made to our nation and to our local community are deeply respected in Prince William County and the museum is truly a world-class facility for telling the story of the US Marine Corps.”