The Valley View School District is happy to announce that Ms. Jill Weaver, Valley View Junior High Science Teacher, has received the “Outstanding Earth Science Teacher” award from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers ( for the Central Section of the United States. NAGT is a national organization that promotes and disseminates best practices in Earth science education. There are nine “sections” encompassing several states each. Annual (or more frequent) meetings allow teachers to network, share best practices, and learn directly from practicing geoscientists who lead field trips and share information.

The Outstanding Earth Science Teacher award is for a teacher who has put forth exceptional effort and achieved exemplary success teaching Earth sciences in elementary or secondary schools. The award comes with an award plaque, membership in NAGT and the Geological Society of America, as well as several publications directed at Earth science educators.