The New Jersey Society, Sons of the American Revolution, awarded the 2022 Reverend John Witherspoon American History Teacher of the Year Grant to Robert N. Schulte.
“His work inspires the cause of educating our youth about our founding history,” wrote the society in announcing his award.
Schulte teaches eighth-grade social studies at Reynolds Middle School in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, focusing on American History from Colonization through Reconstruction. He is a reenactor who participates annually in Washington’s Crossing and local battles at Trenton and Princeton. He also works with the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati to present professional development on teaching the American Revolution to educators nationwide, both online and in person.
Schulte recently published a historical review focusing on the book Treacherous Beauty: Peggy Shippen, The Woman Behind Benedict Arnold’s Plot to Betray America, where he discussed Shippen’s role in Arnold’s defection to the British side.
Schulte’s award application was forwarded to the Education Director of the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution as New Jersey’s candidate for the SAR Dr. Tom and Betty Lawrence History Teacher of the Year Award. On June 21, 2023, he was named the winner in the Middle School category.