Teacher named the 2017 Colorado Civic Educator of the Year
Northglenn High School's Victoria Bull named the 2017 Colorado Civic Educator of the Year, sponsored by the Civic Canopy, for her unparalleled commitment to her students. Bull has spent her entire teaching career, 19 years, at Northglenn High School. She spends countless hours outside the classroom not only preparing her students to participate in the 'We the People Competition' but deepening her own already encyclopedic knowledge and expanding her repertoire of teaching skills.
Bull involves her students in engaging and real-world activities, from deliberating global issues to using technology to interact with students in other countries and becoming active citizens through such projects as registering voters at school and writing letters to policymakers. Just as important, she creates a classroom climate and culture that allows all students, no matter their political views, to feel comfortable voicing their ideas and opinions. Bull also inspires her students to become politically engaged and to care about their communities, to use their voices to bring positive change to our democracy.
But she does not stop at helping students learn; she also mentors other teachers, sharing her successful teaching approaches and her passion for the Constitution. She is currently serving as a mentor in the Canopy’s James Madison Legacy Project.
Bull is a familiar face to many in the civic engagement community, as she has been active in Center for Education in Law and Democracy and Civic Canopy projects for many years. Congratulations on this well-deserved honor.