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Congratulations Kimberly Meller-Angus!

ANKENY, Iowa (September 12, 2018) - Northview Middle School social studies teacher Kimberly Meller-Angus has been named the 2018 Iowa History Teacher of the Year by the Iowa Department of Education.


Meller-Angus has taught American history for 12 years and has been with the Ankeny Community School District since 2014. Her focus in the classroom is teaching with meaningful primary resources, connecting the past with the present.


“Kim is very invested in helping students make connections between the history they study and their daily lives,” said Bev Kuehn, Northview principal.  "She is a strong advocate for developing active, informed citizens. We are very fortunate to have Kim at Northview Middle School.”


Meller-Angus’ award is through the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, following a recommendation from an Iowa Department of Education committee.


"As a former social studies teacher, I appreciate educators who make history come alive for students by connecting the content to their daily lives,” said Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise.


State winners receive a $1,000 prize, an archive of classroom resources, and recognition at a ceremony in their state, and are considered for the National History Teacher of the Year.