Jill Armstrong, a social studies teacher at Greenup County High School, has been named a 2019-2020 Peace Teacher for the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP).
Armstrong, one of four teachers chosen this year and the first Kentucky teacher to participate in the program since its inception in 2015, will host a program director for the public education and national outreach department at her school March 26 to talk with students, colleagues and administrators. She also will travel to the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington in July for a ceremony, and she will present resources and talking points in professional development settings.
Participants in the program will be asked to discover ways to advance their students’ understanding of conflict and the possibilities of peace in ways that align with their own content. They will take part in online coursework, develop and implement individualized action plans and share their strategies and experiences – serving as models and ambassadors for peacebuilding in action and bringing global issues to life in their own classrooms and beyond. Staff members from USIP will travel to each school over the course of the year to support the Peace Teachers and generate additional outreach opportunities in their communities.