Machin Norris, a STEM Integration teacher at Northridge High School and former science teacher at Franklin Middle School, is a finalist for the Colorado Teacher of the Year.
Ms. Norris was selected to participate in the 2019 Teacher Innovator Institute at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. this summer. She also attended an aerospace and aviation two-week pilot camp in Houston in conjunction with Envision, Space Center Houston, OneOrbit and Rice University. She has taught in District 6 since 2011.
A team from the Colorado Department of Education will be visiting Northridge later this month to talk with Ms. Norris, students and other staff, before making the final Teacher of the Year selection.
The sole finalist for Colorado Teacher of the Year will be announce by Nov. 1, and that person will go on to compete for the National Teacher of the Year.
The last time District 6 had a finalist for Teacher of the Year was in 2011, when Mary Billings, also a teacher at Franklin Middle School, was honored.