Dickinson teacher named North Dakota's 2019 History Teacher of the Year

DICKINSON, N.D. - Dickinson Teacher Named North Dakota's 2019 History Teacher of the Year

Dickinson High School's Brian Ham has been named North Dakota's 2019 history teacher of the year.

Ham has worked at Dickinson High since 2004. He says he came from a family of teachers, but didn't always know he'd go into the same profession.

Ham says he tries his best to come up with new methods of teaching and is humbled by the award.

"I feel lucky that I'm here at Dickinson High and I feel grateful to lots of people that have, you know, made it possible I guess is what I should say," said Ham.

The award is presented annually by the "Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History," which is the nation's leading organization dedicated to K-12 American history education.