Kim Greer Named 2021 Lowell Milken Center Fellow
June 1, 2021
FORT SCOTT, KS — The Lowell Milken Center (LMC) for Unsung Heroes in Fort Scott, Kansas, an international educational non-profit, has awarded its prestigious Fellowship to 7th and 8th grade social studies teacher, Kim Greer, of Nevada Middle School in Nevada, Missouri. Kim Greer will arrive in Fort Scott on June 20th for a week of collaboration with LMC staff.
The LMC Fellowship is awarded on the basis of merit to educators who have distinguished themselves in teaching respect and understanding through project-based learning or who have the potential for this distinction. The Center selects exemplary teachers from across America and around the world, drawn from a variety of disciplines, to collaborate on projects that discover, develop, and communicate the stories of Unsung Heroes in history.
Kim Greer has taught Social Studies for 17 years at Nevada Middle School in Nevada, Missouri. Kim is currently the sponsor of the 6th grade girls' club, Girl EmPOWERment, and a co-sponsor of the Honors Club at NMS. She is a department leader and active member of the Community Teachers’ Association and Professional Development Committee.
Kim served as a Fellow for the Korean War Digital History Project in 2017, where she assisted in the development of an online textbook and edited veteran interviews. As a Life Guard Teacher Fellow at Mount Vernon in 2018-19, she researched and developed lesson plans for the Mount Vernon website. Kim also served as a Teacher Facilitator at the George Washington Teacher Institute on Martha Washington and Women of the 18th Century in 2019 and was named an American Revolution Master Teacher in 2020. She will spend a week at Monticello as an MTI/Barringer Fellow in July 2021.
LMC Executive Director Norm Conard says, "Kim fits our Fellows program wonderfully. Her students have gained national recognition numerous times with project-based learning. This Missouri teacher has achieved at a very high level. We look forward to her work with the Center."
While in Fort Scott, LMC Fellows gain knowledge, educational resources and ongoing support to enhance their classrooms and help students cultivate a passion for learning by creating projects that initiate positive change. Fellows emerge prepared to develop Unsung Heroes projects with their students, as they apply and evaluate the stories of role models who have changed the world throughout history.
To schedule interviews or for more information, please contact:
2021 Lowell Milken Center Fellow
Name: Kim Greer
Subject: Middle School Social Studies
School: Nevada Middle School
900 N. Olive
Nevada, Missouri 64772
Phone: (417) 448-2040
Cell: (417) 684-1844