South Colonie educator named NEH summer scholar

The National Council for History Education (NCHE) recently announced that longstanding South Colonie educator Stacey Sebert has been selected to participate in its 2022 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Landmarks of American History Workshop, “The Space Age on the Space Coast.” 

Sebert was selected from a nationwide applicant pool to attend the one-week program, held at the Astronaut Memorial Foundation at the Kennedy Space Center. National and local faculty from various institutions, including the University of Central Florida and the University of Oklahoma, will guide participants as they explore the technological, political, social, and environmental history of Florida’s Space Coast. 

The workshop will include lectures and field trips to regional sites of historic and cultural significance, such as the Apollo/Saturn V Rocket Center, Cape Canaveral Space Force Base, Harry and Harriette Moore Cultural Complex, and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Since 1990, NCHE has worked to promote excellence in K-12 and college-level history education. The organization supports the teaching, learning, and appreciation of diverse histories through advocacy, sponsoring workshops that connect teachers and professors, and by producing resources for classroom use. NCHE is offering this workshop with funding from the NEH, a federal agency that supports research and learning in history and other areas of the humanities.

“I am excited to participate in NCHE’s workshop. I look forward to learning more about space and sharing new content with my students and colleagues,” said Sebert.  I am thrilled to collaborate with teachers from all different content areas, traveling to the Space Coast from all over the country. Meeting astronauts and learning first hand from them will be amazing.” 

“We are excited to have Stacey Sebert join us this summer,” NCHE Education Coordinator & Program Director Kathleen Barker says.  “Their experience inside and outside of the classroom, as well as their enthusiasm for teaching will enhance the overall experience for all of our participants. Our team looks forward to collaborating with Stacey Sebert as we develop place-based learning resources to share with educators across the nation.”

About National Council for History Education

Founded in 1990, the National Council for History Education is a nonprofit organization that is committed to promoting the importance of history in schools and society. Learn more at

About the National Endowment for the Humanities

Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at