With this award, the Vermont Humanities Council recognizes an educator in grades 6 through 12 who:
- inspires his or her students and encourages in them intellectual curiosity and a lifelong love of learning;
- possesses extraordinary knowledge, ability, and accomplishment in the teaching of language, literature, history, social studies, or other humanities fields;
- exhibits infectious enthusiasm for his/her subject and learning in general;
- and embodies a commitment to the highest standards of achievement, for him/herself and students.
The award and $1,000 prize is presented at the Annual Fall Conference.