LeCroy teacher headed to D.C. institute

Published 2:17 pm Thursday, May 17, 2012

For most, a court summons is a dreaded but inevitable part of life. One local teacher, however, is looking forward to being called into court this summer.

Nancy Maners

Nancy Maners, of Clanton, and a teacher at LeCroy Career Technical Center, will travel to Washington, DC this June to attend the prestigious Supreme Court Summer Institute.

After a highly competitive application process, 60 teachers were selected to participate this year. The Institute, open to teachers in the field of law-related and civic education, is co-sponsored by Street Law, Inc. and the Supreme Court Historical Society.

The Institute offers teachers the opportunity to study recent Supreme Court cases in detail and learn innovative teaching methodology for conveying this information to students. Well-known Supreme Court lawyers, reporters, scholars and educators will be among the speakers and instructors for the Institute. Teachers will visit the Court and attend a reception there.

Upon returning home, teachers will be available to present workshops on the U.S. Supreme Court, and to meet with media to discuss how the new skills and information will apply in their classrooms.