"Norma is a model educator"

Norma Bottom, 8th Grade Math Teacher, Triad Local Schools

The following testimonial was shared by Triad Local Schools in selecting Norma Bottom as a 2015 Celebrate Teaching Distinguished Educator. 

Norma Bottom is a model educator with an incredible work ethic. Her car can be seen at school late in the evening, on weekends, and during scheduled time off.  

Norma’s value-added data consistently shows that she reaches struggling students and high-achieving students, as well as those in between. She is able to build an effective working relationship with her students, which inspires the students to work hard and grow. Norma was an early adopter of formative instructional practices and worked with the math department to make formative assessment an effective practice for all the math teachers.  

Norma is a leader in Triad Middle School, and she works to keep staff morale high. She is also connected in the community and makes an excellent ambassador for Triad Middle School.