2019 Abdelkader Prize for Educators

Congratulations 2019 Winners!

Christina Cone
Smithtown High School West
Smithtown, N.Y.


Jennifer Lason
Decorah Middle School
Decorah, Iowa


Jennifer Blanchard Sayed
City Lab High School
Irving, Texas


In 2019, under the leadership of Tamar Miller and in partnership with the Center for Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at Merrimack College, AEP invited middle and high school teachers, and college and university faculty to adapt and use AEP’s educational resources in their classrooms.

AEP curricula suits learning objectives in history, social studies, geography, military, religion, biography, or leadership classrooms. Winners implemented 3 lessons about the life story and legacy of Emir Abdelkader, including contemporary connections and offered feedback on the experience.

Since 2009, AEP has held the Abdelkader Global Leadership Prize for high school and college students across the U.S., awarding over 60 student monetary prizes. Stay tuned for more information about the 2020 competitions.

Kathy Garms and John Kiser, AEP Co-founders, with student essay winners from Texas, Iowa, and N.J. 2017.