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Jeffrey Norris

Jeffrey Norris (NV '92)


At the time of the Award, Jeffrey Norris was:

Sparks High School
Sparks, NV

Subject(s) taught: Social Studies
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Jeffrey Norris taught social studies at Sparks High School in the Washoe County School District where he was also been a teacher of English and German. In a context of structured classes and wide-ranging discussion groups, which include d debates, role-playing, simulations of various kinds, Mr. Norris's aim was for students to think for themselves. He found that his approach both motivated and challenged students, creating an increased willingness on their part to reveal their strengths and interests and thus to teach themselves and each other. Mr. Norris was named 1989 Teacher of the Year for Washoe County School District and received ABC-TV's America's Favorite Teacher Award in 1991. He was listed in the inaugural edition of Who's Who Among America's Teachers.

Additional Information


1976 Kenyon College, B.A.