Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Caley Clark of White Sulphur Springs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today honored Caley Clark, a teacher in White Sulphur Springs, Montana. Ms. Clark was the only Montanan selected from a pool of more than 300 applicants to participate in this week’s Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute.

Daines presented Ms. Clark with her award this week while she was in town for the teaching institute.  


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Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.


Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here.

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/content/contact-steve.

The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:


     Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, I rise today in recognition of Caley Clark, an educator from White Sulphur Springs, Montana.  Ms. Clark has recently been chosen from among more than 300 other applicants to participate this week in the Library of Congress’ Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute.

     Every year, the Library of Congress hosts five teacher institutes in Washington, D.C. for a select number of K-12 educators from across the Nation.  During the Library’s Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute, Ms. Clark will work with education specialists and subject-matter experts about how to best utilize primary sources in the classroom.  In doing so, she will explore the world’s largest online collection of historical artifacts, and will be able to access millions of unique primary source documents for her work as an educator. 

     Teaching with primary source documents is an effective way of educating students not just about the history that these firsthand sources give us, but also helps students to develop important skills like critical thinking.  Ms. Clark will have the opportunity to bring what she has learned at the Library of Congress back to her students and colleagues at White Sulphur Springs School.  I am proud to call Ms. Clark a fellow Montanan, and to recognize her achievement and her contribution to the students of our great state.