Teacher Advisory Council

Lee Holder

Years teaching: 27
Subjects: American History
Education: B.A., East Carolina University

Lee Holder teaches American History I and II, Advanced Placement United States History, and an elective entitled Holocaust and Modern Genocides. His love of United States history probably stems from the fact he is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. Lee is married to Cathy (a former history teacher) and they have one daughter named Holly (a student at North Lenoir). Lee is an active member of the North Carolina Council on the Holocaust and a frequent presenter at local and state events. He was the Lenoir County Teacher of the year in 1991 and 2009. He is the 2010 United States Recipient of the Irene Sender “Repairing the World” Award. Mr. Holder was also named Teacher of the Year by the Veterans of Foreign Wars District 10 in 2009 and 2010 and the 2014 Teacher of the Year by the Moseley-Bright Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

“I am very excited to have the opportunity to serve on the Teacher Advisory Council for the National Humanities Center. I have been associated with the work of the NHC for much of my teaching career. I have attended several seminars at the Center and have also had the good fortune to participate in numerous online workshops. These professional development opportunities have been the most professionally rewarding of my career. I always learn new things, and more importantly, I learn new ways of reaching my students. The resources available on the NHC website have been a valuable asset in my teaching of United States history. During my time on the Council, I hope that I am able to reach out to other educators and help them realize the breadth and depth of the resources available through the National Humanities Center. The materials are interesting, thought-provoking, and lend themselves to the critical thinking skills that are essential to the education of our young people. I look forward to working with the Council and helping shape its content and outreach to other educators.”