John W. Bickel, a history teacher at Iolani School in Honolulu, was named the 2014 Hawaii History Educator of the Year.
The announcement was made at the first-ever History Education Summer Conference on June 13. The conference was held by History Education Hawaii, Inc., the Hawaii council for the National Council for History Education (NCHE).
Bickel delivered a well-received presentation on the effective development, use and application of simulations in history instruction at the conference. The session was held in the Old Archives Building next to Iolani Palace.