|Mrs. Armstrong with Gritty and one of her classes|
The NHL and NHLPA, in partnership with EVERFI and SAP, have announced the winner of Future Goals Most Valuable Teacher contest, and Mrs. Jennifer Armstrong, a Philadelphia Flyers fan and Owen J. Roberts Middle School teacher, was one of only three national finalists! Mrs. Armstrong will receive $10,000 worth of new classroom technology as a prize.
Joan Kilban, a die-hard Boston Bruins fan and a fifth-grade teacher at Plymouth River Elementary School in Hingham, Mass., was the winner of the North America-wide contest. Megan Campedel, a Pittsburgh Penguins fan who teaches eighth-grade science at Avonworth Middle School in Pittsburgh was also a finalist. As the winner, Kilban will receive $30,000 in new technology for her classroom.
Additionally, all three finalists and members of their school communities received a surprise virtual visit from players on their favorite teams — Boston Bruins forward Charlie Coyle, Philadelphia Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk and Pittsburgh Penguins forward Bryan Rust. In February, the Philadelphia Flyers and Gritty, the Flyers mascot, surprised Mrs. Armstrong’s class with a very animated visit for winning the first phase of the national NHL contest to be awarded Most Valuable Teacher for the month of February!
|Mrs. Armstrong with Gritty and her family|
|Gritty in OJR Middle School|