Lynnville-Sully teacher headed to NYC for national honor

Middle school teacher Kevin Johnson, from Lynnville-Sully, Iowa, will receive his  9/11 Tribute Center Teaching Award in person writes Jason W. Brooks of the Newton Daily News on February 24, 2016.

Johnson teaches eighth-graders language arts most of the year. Around the anniversary of the terrorist attacks, he uses the story of Welles Remy Crowther, the Man in the Red Bandanna, who gave his life helping people escape the tower, to teach his students about leadership. His class Skyped with Alison Crowther, Welles mother.

Johnson said. “It’s our responsibility, as educators, to make sure they know how people rose to the task when it came to responding with only a few seconds to make decisions.”

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