Jill Armstrong, Greenup County High School, Greenup, KY
Jill Armstrong earned her M.Ed. at the University of Rio Grande in Classroom Training (2006), M.A.T. in Teaching at Morehead State University (2009) and recently earned her Ed.S. in Supervisor of Instruction at the University of the Cumberlands (2019). She has been a member of the social studies department at Greenup County High School in Greenup, Kentucky for 12 years. Ms. Armstrong has taught several courses including AP Human Geography, U.S. History, Holocaust Studies, World History and Humanities-Global Studies. Ms. Armstrong has worked with Global Nomads Group, Natakallam and several other non-profit global classroom education organizations in an effort to increase global awareness among her students. In the summer of 2017, she attended a week-long Educator Exchange program in Jordan with Global Nomads Group and The Stevens Initiative. Ms. Armstrong is passionate about global citizenship and education among high school students.
Sarah Campbell, Ketchikan High School, Ketchikan, AK
Sarah Campbell teaches A.P. Literature, World Literature, and Asian Literature along with a variety of thematic-based English courses at Ketchikan High School located in southeast Alaska. In 2013, Ms. Campbell travelled to Japan as part of the Five College Center for East Asian Studies’ Peace Education Program. Meeting with atomic bomb survivors and touring Nagasaki and Hiroshima reshaped Ms. Campbell’s understanding of human compassion, forgiveness, and love. This study tour prompted Ms. Campbell to create an instructional unit examining monuments, memorials, and Hibakusha’s testimonies as a way for students to reconcile difficult histories to build peaceful relations for the future. In 2017, the United States-Japan Foundation awarded Ms. Campbell with the Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Award which provided her with project funds she and her students used to dedicate a peace pole and hold a school-wide assembly as part of peace week. This upcoming school year will mark Ms. Campbell’s 20th year in the classroom.
Katrina Gotschall, O’Neill High School, O’Neill, NE
Katrina Gotschall is a 14-year ELA, Social Studies, and Photojournalism instructor in North Central Nebraska. She earned a B.A in Anthropology with minors in History and English (2002) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an M.Ed. (2005) from Doane University. Ms. Gotschall enjoys seeking professional development opportunities focusing on themes of social justice, history, and human rights and sharing her passion for the human story with her students. She and her family ranch in the Nebraska Sandhills. She loves to explore and adventure with her husband Scott and 2 sons, Carter and Alex, take students abroad for cultural learning experiences, and serve her school, community, and state. Her educational passions are in writing and Holocaust Education, and she has served in leadership positions for the Nebraska Writing Project and The Nebraska Institute For Holocaust Education and is a USHMM Museum Teacher Fellow, and a 2014 Cohort Member of TOLI.
Emily Philpott, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Ridgeland, MS
Emily Philpott teaches AP World History, AP Psychology, and Global Studies, along with serving as Associate Director of Global Studies at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Jackson, Mississippi. Since graduating from the University of Virginia with a Masters in Teaching, Ms. Philpott has spent the past 17 years in the classroom. In addition to teaching history and science courses, she has advised the Model United Nations and Youth in Government Clubs, served as History Department Chair, and coached tennis. Recently she has been a Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow in Senegal, a Transatlantic Outreach Program fellow in Germany, and a member of the AP World History Standard Setting Panel. Passionate about global education, Ms. Philpott hopes that students leave her classroom with a greater understanding and appreciation of the world and the skills and confidence to create positive change. She is thrilled to part of the Peace Teachers Program and looks forward to discovering new ways to teach about international conflict management and peacebuilding while working with like-minded educators to serve as ambassadors for global peacebuilding in schools and communities. Ms. Philpott lives in Ridgeland, Mississippi with her husband and two children.