We The People teacher to attend prestigious Supreme Court Summer Institute

Annie Hughes, 3, accepts whip cream on her ice cream sundae from Trumbull High social studies teacher Katie Boland, adviser of the We the People team and ACE Foundation advisory board member. — Sue Berescik photo
Annie Hughes, 3, accepts whip cream on her ice cream sundae from Trumbull High social studies teacher Katie Boland, adviser of the We the People team and ACE Foundation advisory board member. — Sue Berescik photo

Trumbull High School teacher Katie Boland will travel to Washington, DC this June to attend the prestigious Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers.  

After a highly competitive application process, 60 teachers were selected to participate this year.  The Institute, open to teachers in the fields 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 to attend decisions and a reception.

Boland, a Milford resident, teaches AP American Government at Trumbull High School. Her class finished eighth in the nation earlier this year.

Upon returning home from the Georgetown University Law program, Boland 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 her classroom.