County Prep Teacher to Attend Seminar on John and Abigail Adams at Amherst College

Rumson June 5, 2015 – This summer, County Prep High School History teacher Thomas P. Calvanico, Esq.  will travel to Amherst College in Massachusetts to attend a week-long seminar entitled “John and Abigail Adams.”
Led by the renowned historian Joseph J. Ellis, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book award recipient, this seminar will explore the lives and letters of John and Abigail Adams which will be used to consider their role in shaping the American Revolution and its role in shaping them.
Seminar participants will include K–12 teachers, library educators, and National Park Service interpreters, who were selected by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in a competitive process.
  • Title:  “John and Abigail Adams”
  • When:  August 2-8, 2015
  • Where: Amherst College in Massachusetts
Mr. Calvanico has been teaching American History at County Prep for the past 10 years. He also teaches elective classes in History through Film and History and Rock and Roll.
Prior to joining the County Prep faculty, Mr. Calvanico practiced law in Hudson County for more than 25 years. He also plays bass guitar.
About the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
The Gilder Lehrman Institute, founded in 1994 by philanthropists Richard Gilder and Lewis Lehrman, is a nonprofit devoted to the teaching and learning of American history.  The Institute’s twenty-year track record of providing teacher training and classroom resources, drawing on a roster of leading historians and a collection of more than 60,000 primary source documents, has earned Gilder Lehrman international recognition, including awards from the White House, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Organization of American Historians.  Each year, the Institute offers support and resources to tens of thousands of teachers, and, through them, enhances the education of hundreds of thousands of students of all backgrounds across public, including charter, private, and parochial schools. For further information, visit or call (646) 366-9666.

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