Instruction of K-12 teachers
Activities are affordable and doable for students (even elementary students). Information aligns well with SOLs and reinforce standards with models and visuals.
Jennifer Johnson
Gladeville Elementary School, Hillsville, VA
"The Solar System"
Brilliant way to open the dialogue for religious differences THEN, and with a great way to leave an open window to put in perspective the NOW. What can we learn from the past and understand where we are today?
Lorenz Chan
Central Virginia Community College, Lynchburg, VA
Religious Pluralism Then and Now
Loved the straight-forward discussion about race and how we teach about it. I also got so many ideas and strategies to take back to my classroom.
Tanya Insanally
Oakton High School, Vienna, VA
Teaching the History of Race in the US
I loved the variety of speakers who were all well intertwined. Stimulating material, talks and ideas.
Andy Ulrich
Albemarle High School, Charlottesville, VA
Religious Pluralism Then and Now
I loved this opportunity to learn more and gain more knowledge. Thank you for all the work everyone did to ensure we would have an interesting and uplifting meeting.
Giselle Schneider
Potomac Falls High School, Potomac Falls, VA,
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching Spanish
The insights offered by the presenters were thought-provoking. I am leaving with several new lenses through which to view my own continued growth as an educator and life-long learner. The media-based presentations were especially interesting.
James Marshall
Henrico High School, Richmond, VA
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching Spanish

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Teachers from 2018 and 2019

Teachers from 2018 and 2019

The 3rd Annual Program "Teaching the History of Race in the U.S." will take place at Zehmer Hall, UVA on March 28th, 2020.

Online registration for this program will open January 2nd, 2020


Professor Karl Shuve, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, UVA and teachers.

CLA offered “Religious Pluralism Then and Now” with the leadership of our Classics Project Director, Arthur F. and Marian W. Stocker Professor of Classics John F. Miller. Twenty-two enthusiastic teachers attended from various school divisions in and outside of Virginia, to be a part of this important dialogue – What can we learn from religious persecutions, martyrdom and syncretism in history?


From left: Prof. Ed Murphy, Sarah Deel, Prof. Geary Albright

CLA is thrilled to announce that Sarah Deel, Smyth County’s Teacher of the Year, joined us at “The Solar System” program on November 2nd, 2019 at the John C. Wells Planetarium. A science teacher at Marion Senior High School, she was one of four teachers who drove 3-4 hours on a Saturday morning, from the Southwest region of Virginia, to attend the program at JMU in Harrisonburg.


Meet The Center's Staff

Center director Victor Luftig
Co-Director; Project Director Teachers for a New Era Programs; Interim Director, Writing and Rhetoric Program
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Co-Director; Project Director Teaching Hard Literature; Associate Professor
Associate director Natsuko Rohde
Associate Director
Program coordinator Becky Yancey
Administrator and Program Coordinator

Meet Our Directors

Professor Halvorson-Taylor
Project Director Religion; Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Religious Studies
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Project Director History; Associate Professor of History, Transfer Credit Advisor
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Project Director Miller Center; Associate Professor and Chair of the Presidential Recordings Program
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Project Director Schools and Teachers; Director of Professional Learning, Albemarle County Public Schools
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