May 22, 2017 / We the People
We the People teacher Victoria Bull was recently presented with the 2017 Governor’s Award: Colorado Civic Educator of the Year by Colorado Assistant Commissioner of Education Leanne Emm on behalf of Governor John Hickenlooper. The award is sponsored by Civic Canopy.
Bull has taught for 19 years at Northglenn High School in Colorado. She spends countless hours outside the classroom preparing her students to participate in the We the People competition and improving her own content knowledge and teaching skills.
She inspires her students to become politically engaged, to care about their communities, and to use their voices to bring positive change. Students in her classes have even become teachers involved in the Center for Civic Education’s programs. For example, Meaghan Law was a student in Bull’s 2009 We the People team, which finished third at the Colorado state competition. Law is currently participating in the James Madison Legacy Project and recently presented at the JMLP national meeting in Los Angeles.
Bull also mentors other teachers, sharing her successful teaching approaches and her passion for the Constitution. She is currently serving as a mentor for JMLP. Bull has been a mentor for most of Colorado’s We the People professional development programs.
She is a familiar face to many in the Center for Civic Education community, and she has been active in Center projects for many years, including Project Citizen and the Civitas International Programs. Her We the People team is a perennial participant in congressional district and state competitions in Colorado.