Lorraine Crawford teaches government and history at Soldotna High School in Soldotna. Her distinction as an educator has brought her recognition time and again: in 1988 she was a finalist for the Council of Chief State School Officers for the National Teacher of the Year Award, and she was selected as the N.E.A. Teacher of the Year for Alaska. This past summer the Woodrow Wilson Foundation invited her to team teach in the TORCH program. "I would love to travel all of the places that I teach: to walk where Socrates walked and taught...to sail the Mediterranean where Roman and Greek vessels traveled and to retrace the China silk route," she says. It is revealing that her wish is to see and teach the world in motion; places, to Mrs. Crawford, are almost an afterthought to the routes and venues that connect them, that make of them a world. As a teacher, she prepares her students to be citizens of such a world - so that they might venture into its complexities and differences with an open mind.
1965 University of Nebraska - Lincoln, B.S.