Above: DAR Chapter Members presenting Kevin Cyron ('13) with the Outstanding Teacher of American History Award. Pictured left to right are: Chapter Registrar Wendy Stark, Outstanding Teacher Kevin Cyron, Chapter Regent Beth Boswell, and Chapter Historian Maureen Jenkins.
Kevin Cyron ('13) was recently honored by the Freedom Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) as an Outstanding Teacher of American History.
He was formally recognized with an Outstanding Teacher of American History Award during a school assembly at Saint Luke School on February 19 by members of the McLean-based Freedom Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mr. Cyron was elected the winner of this award based on his exceptional work and achievement as a teacher. The chapter also endorsed Mr. Cyron in the State contest of the Virginia DAR.
"The classes I took at IWP and the depth that we went into studying the founding principles of the U.S. have helped me be able to pass that knowledge on to the next generation," commented Mr. Cyron.
The mission of the DAR is to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism. As part of its emphasis on education, the Outstanding Teacher of American History contest honors notable full-time teachers who demonstrate excellence in readily sharing an insightful knowledge of American history, being committed to their students, fostering a spirit of patriotism and loyal support of our country, relating history to modern life and events, and requiring high academic standards from their students.
Mr. Cyron has been a social studies teacher at Saint Luke School in McLean, Virginia since 2011 and also serves as the middle school coordinator between the academic team, administration, and parents. Mr. Cyron is a skillful and knowledgeable teacher who challenges his students to think critically about the world and the relevance of historical perspective. He has a wealth of knowledge about American history and shares his enthusiasm on a daily basis with his students. He graduated from Gonzaga College High School in 1996. He earned both a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a Master of Arts, Secondary Education - Social Studies from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. He also holds a Master of Arts in European Studies and Sociology, as well as a Master of Arts in Statecraft and National Security from IWP.
During the assembly, school principal Mr. Louis Silvano introduced Chapter Regent Beth VanDoren Boswell, Chapter Historian Maureen Jenkins, and Chapter Registrar Wendy Stark. Mrs. Jenkins spoke about Mr. Cyron's dedication to education and the quality of the learning demonstrated by his students. Mrs. Stark noted the way in which Mr. Cyron supports his students and how he guides them to appreciate the significance of events in American history. Mrs. Boswell thanked Mr. Cyron for fostering a love of American history in those he teaches and presented him with the Outstanding Teacher of American History Award.