Yelm High School teacher Ed Bergh has been named the Washington History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, according to principal Brian Wharton.
Bergh is now in the running for the national teacher of the year award from Gilder Lehman.
As part of the award, Yelm High School will receive a donation of resources for its library, Wharton said.
Bergh has taught at Yelm for about 40 years.
Read an Olympian archive story about his career, and when he was honored as the state’s Civic Educator of the Year by the state Legislature in 2012 here.