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Kristen Bonner - Vern A. Fidley Environmental Educator of the Year Award

Kristen Bonner is the recipient of the Vern A. Fridley Environmental Educator of the Year Award! Ms. Bonner is the Hands-On Science Teacher and STEAM fair coordinator at Indian Hills Elementary.  Her nominator shared that, "Kristen expresses true wonder outdoors.  If you take a field trip with her to the Shorelands Preserve, the Cottonwood Canyons, or even the school playground, she shows her own curiosity and excitement.  She is prepared with a magical Mary Poppins bag of supplies and she is never didactic in her education.  In Kristen's outdoor spaces, the students show what they know and she adds supplementary knowledge to scaffold their learning.  Students are co-intentionally participating at every level."

Congratulations Ms. Bonner!  We are so lucky to have you on our staff at Indian Hills.