Close Up Hall of Fame

Close Up’s Hall of Fame honors educators who have gone above and beyond, helping us better fulfill our mission!


We have partnered with teachers and administrators from across the nation to deliver impactful and powerful civic engagement programs to middle and high school youth. From expanding Close Up’s reach to more schools throughout their state to helping launch locally based programs, these individuals embody the spirit and passion for civics that we strive to impart in youth.


2020 - Jim Currin, Triton High School
2018 - Dave Michaelson, Dickinson High School
2017 - Jon Gloer, Starr’s Mill High School
2017 - Rosy Ugalde, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
2016 - Sally Farr, Katy ISD
2016 - Ty Vignone, Newton North High School
2015 - Patrick Collins, Belen Jesuit Preparatory School