A Hill Murray School social studies teacher, of Woodbury, has been honored with a state award.

Shane Rose has been named the "2011 Social Studies High School Teacher of the Year" by the Minnesota Council for the Social Studies (MCSS.)

Rose has worked at the Maplewood school since 1998.

During his tenure he has taught such subjects at U.S. History, Government and Economics and Global Conflicts.

Rose is also co-adviser of the Amnesty International. With Amnesty International, Rose has helped organize Hill Murray's Lobby Day with the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless and Project Homeless Connect in Hennepin County.

Additionally, Rose has helped organized three different mission trips to southeast Kentucky and the Urban Plunge in Minneapolis.

Hill-Murray is a Catholic college-preparatory school, grades 7 through 12, serving more than 800 students of all faiths from the Twin Cities metro areas, St. Croix Valley and western Wisconsin. About 20 percent of its students come from Woodbury.