SURREY Amy Greene, a Surrey teacher, has received a Horace Mann-Abraham Lincoln Fellowship to study President Abraham Lincoln.
The Fellowship Program includes round-trip transportation, lodging and most meals for the week-long institute. Fellows also receive college credit.
Fellowship applicants are judged based on their resume and answers to essay questions. Judges are other educators.
Submitted Photo - - Surrey teacher Amy Greene, left, has been named a 2011 Horace Mann-Abraham Lincoln Fellow, on of 50 nationwide. Horace Mann representative Jason Rohrer, right, presented the fellowship.
Since 2006, Horace Mann and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum have jointly offered 50 teachers a fellowship to study the life and legacy of the 16th president.
The fellowship is open each year to any full-time teacher of kindergarten through 12th grade of any discipline in the United States.
The curriculum is geared toward teachers of students in grades four to 12. No special knowledge of history or Lincoln is required. Fellows attend one of two five-day sessions at the museum in Springfield, Ill.
Fellows will get behind-the-scenes knowledge of the library and museum and enjoy visits to other historical sites New Salem, Lincoln's home, Lincoln's tomb, and the Old State Capitol. Fellows will also hear from experts on Lincoln's life and the Civil War era. Past topics have included a look at Lincoln the lawyer, Lincoln as president, political cartoons in the classroom, Civil War medical practices, and "Ghosts of the Library."
Greene learned she had won the fellowship during a surprise announcement in the school's band room.