Eva Arrington, a fourth grade teacher at Drew Central Elementary School, was one of 20 teachers nationwide to selected to attend George Washington’s Mount Vernon Teacher Institute Residential Program. She was awarded a full scholarship to attend the six-day program this summer.

The institute is an immersive professional development experience designed to support K-12 educators who teach about the life, leadership and legacy of George Washington and the 18th-century world in which he lived.

This residential program takes place on-site at George Washington’s Mount Vernon and includes the following signature elements: in-depth content and primary source analysis, immersive 18th-century experiences with historical interpreters and subject matter experts, lively debate and engaged collaboration with visiting scholars, fellow participants, classroom applicability including technology integration, and connection between historical events and contemporary student experiences. In addition, teachers will foster new scholarly research about George Washington and the Founding Era at the National Library for the Study of George Washington utilizing authentic books, manuscripts, archives, and maps.

Teachers are selected based on their qualifications, personal essays, and recommendations.