Park View’s Poth to Serve as Library of Congress Teacher-in-Residence

Park View High School world history teacher Matthew Poth has been selected to serve as the 2017-2018 Teacher-in-Residence at the Library of Congress.

Poth will spend the next year working with Library of Congress staff members to make the library’s digitized primary sources “accessible, relevant and compelling to the nation’s K-12 community.” He will make contributions to the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog and undertaking a project that will benefit Park View or Loudoun County Public Schools. His project will be a multi-part workshop for teachers across the curriculum that he will implement during the 2018-2019 school year.

Poth was selected for this role after submitting an application, resume, project plan and letters of recommendation. He has previously participated in the National History Day’s “Understanding Sacrifice” program. He has taught for LCPS for five years. Poth holds bachelor’s degrees in history and secondary education from Penn State University and a master’s degree in educational administration from Shenandoah University.  Poth served in the United States Marine Corps for four years prior to becoming an educator.

“I would like to congratulate Matthew Poth on the extraordinary honor of being named the Teacher-In-Residence at the Library of Congress,” Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA-10) said in a press release. “For the past five years he has taught History to Loudoun County students and helped foster a love of learning. Now he has the unique opportunity to partner with the Library of Congress and utilize his educational skills to help teachers all around the country. I appreciate Matthew’s continued drive to help his students succeed and the value he places studying our world history.  I know he will be a wonderful addition to the Library of Congress this year.”

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