North View Middle School Humanities teacher Kelly Armstrong has been awarded the Palmer Lake VFW District 7’s Middle School Teacher of the Year (for grades 6-8).
The award is dedicated to teachers who promote civic responsibility, teach citizenship education topics regularly, and promote America’s history and traditions effectively through innovative teaching and resource development methods.
Armstrong says she believes the most civic act a person can do is to critically question everything. Armstrong credits Nancy Ziemer for playing an influential role in her (Armstrong's) creation of units and lessons that challenge students to question the status quo. Ziemer is a former NVMS teacher and currently teaches Individuals in Societies at Park Center Senior High.