The award recognizes individuals for outstanding achievements in teaching about the law in the elementary and secondary grades. The award is administered by the ABA’s Division for Public Education.
Ambrose is a social studies teacher at Champlin Park High School in Champlin, Minn. She was honored for her work and leadership with a variety of law-related classes and programs for students, including a mock trial team, student mediation program and her involvement with statewide efforts in Minnesota to redevelop social studies standards.
Most recently, Ambrose partnered with teachers in Mexico as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s “Deliberating in a Democracy” program, which allows students from other countries, via Skype, to discuss principles of democracy.
Ambrose received a J.D. from the William Mitchell College of Law.
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