Lohn teacher Tedra Ulmer has been selected for the West and the Shaping of America, a summer institute sponsored by Humanities Texas, Texas Tech University and Amon Carter Museum from June 10-13 on the Texas Tech campus in Lubbock. Ulmer teaches social studies and English at Lohn ISD. Along with 40 other teachers from across Texas, Ulmer will participate in lectures and workshops that examine U.S. history and Texas history through the settlement of the American West. “Humanities Texas is delighted to include an outstanding teacher from Lohn in this educational initiative,” said Executive Director, Michael L. Gillette. “Bringing teachers together to learn from leading scholars and from each other is an effective way to ensure that Texas students continue to receive the best possible educational opportunities.” The West and the Shaping of America is made possible with support from a We the People grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, museum exhibitions and documentary films.