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Educator of the Year Award
2022 Winner: Sue Soulard

The Outreach Committee gives the Louis H. Kuhn award annually to an educator who has contributed significantly to the Council’s mission of “educate, inspire and engage” at the middle and high school levels of the community. The award is named in honor of the late Mr. Kuhn, who was a long-time member and volunteer on the Council and the Outreach Committee.

Educators wishing to nominate a colleague for this award, which includes a plaque and an honorarium, should submit a nomination form to the Council.

Click here to download a Louis H. Kuhn Award Nomination form (PDF format)

Click here to download a Louis H. Kuhn Award Nomination form (WORD format)

Sue Soulard

Sue Soulard, head of the Social Studies Department and teacher at Gulf Coast High School, has been selected to be the 2022 NCWA Educator of the Year. 

Sue has participated in a wide variety of NCWA programs over the last 20 years. She has been a teacher in Collier County Public Schools and Model UN coach since 2002 and has been head of the Social Studies Department since 2015.  

Her teams came in first and second in this year’s Academic WorldQuest. She will be taking the first-place team to Washington DC to compete in the national competition.

For the 2022 Model UN competition held at Florida Gulf Coast University, the Gulf Coast High School teams excelled and won $27,000.

Students from Gulf Coast High School have received scholarships from the NCWA for international relations experiences this summer in South Korea, a Tufts program in Geneva, a program at Oxford, and a Georgetown University summer program. She set up a Shark Model UN competition run entirely by her students with local schools, in which students make presentations on behalf of their mock countries before a panel of judges.

Her Gulf Coast High School teams also have won several NCWA High School Academic World Quest competitions over the years.

Sue has instilled in Gulf Coast students a quest for international relations knowledge and at the same time has raised their critical thinking skills to a high level, said Mark Walchak, chair of NCWA’s School Outreach Program.

She has coached the Debate Team since 2013 and has sponsored the National Honor Society at the school since 2018. She was named 2011 Macy’s Florida Teacher of the Year Award winner for Collier County, a recognition sponsored by Macy’s and the Florida Department of Education of a teacher from each county in Florida who demonstrates a “superior ability to foster excellence in education and contribute to the continuous improvement of student learning and the school environment.” 

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