Janet Sims Teacher of the Year Award

Joyce Troyer - 2007 Janet Sims Memorial Teacher of the Year

Joyce Troyer, a sixth grade teacher at Riley County Grade School, was presented the 2007 Teacher of the Year award. Troyer was nominated by fellow teacher Jennifer Bullock in recognition of her extraordinary commitment to science education.

Troyer attended KFAC's Summer Course in 1993. Through her experiences in that class, she learned to take pride in her agricultural background and incorporating agriculture and natural resources has enhanced her classroom curriculum. Troyer integrates agricultural concepts into her lessons using interactive videos, hands-on experiments and farm family pen pals.