Stafford County teacher joins Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Teacher in Residence program
Major General Lukeman & Mike Grooms at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.
Triangle, Va. (August 12, 2021) – (Triangle, Va.) – The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce Mike Grooms as the inaugural Teacher in Residence (TIR) representing Stafford County Public Schools (SCPS) at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The foundation’s TIR program, previously limited to Prince William County, provides educators the opportunity to teach the rich history and heritage of the United States Marine Corps and introduce the National Museum of the Marine Corps to educators and students from across the country. As a TIR, Grooms will be able to use the museum resources including immersive exhibits to better share the history of the Marine Corps and the nation with his students.
“The Teacher in Residence program helps the foundation fulfill our mission to educate all Americans about the virtues and sacrifices that Marines past and present have made for our country,” said Major General Lukeman, President and CEO of the foundation. “Mike’s experience bringing history to life for young people will make him a wonderful ambassador between our foundation, Stafford County Public Schools, and the more than 52,000 students who visit the museum with education groups each year.”
Grooms received his BA in History and his master’s degree in Education Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. After graduating, he accepted a position at Colonial Forge High School where he teaches social studies for grades 9-12.
“We are pleased to welcome the foundation’s TIR program to Stafford County. The program will be an important and enriching experience for our students and the museum is an important educational resource in our county. We look forward to the enhanced learning experiences this collaboration will provide for our students as they learn more about the history, tradition and values of the Marine Corps and the Corps’ role in our nation’s history.” said SCPS Superintendent Dr. Scott Kizner.
For those interested in speaking with MajGen Lukeman or the Stafford and Prince William County Teachers in Residence about the program, please contact Matt Morrissey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Dedicated to the preservation and promulgation of Marine Corps history, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation was established in 1979 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation supports the historical programs of the Marine Corps in ways not possible through government funds. The Foundation provides grants and scholarships for research and the renovation, restoration, and commissioning of historical Marine Corps artifacts and landmarks. Having secured the necessary funding for the complete construction of the National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Center, located in Triangle, Virginia, the Foundation's current primary mission is to vigorously seek financial support to provide continued leadership, strategic direction, and financial oversight in supporting and expanding programs at the National Museum of the Marine Corps and beyond its walls. For more information, visit MarineHeritage.org.
About Stafford County Public Schools Stafford County Public Schools is a growing and vibrant school system of more than 29,400 students in 33 schools. Located midway between Richmond, Va., and Washington, D.C., the school system welcomes students and families from 266 counties. The division's singular focus is to inspire and empower students, no matter what their background, to reach the same destination: success in further education, work, and citizenship.
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