Norman Dale Conard

Social Studies/Video Production, 9-12, Uniontown High School, Uniontown, Kansas

Total years as a classroom teacher: 29


2001 National Board Certification Social Studies
1990 Pittsburg State University M.S. History
1976 Pepperdine University M.A. Education
1970 Azusa Pacific University B.S. Sociology

Teaching Experience

1987-present Grades 9-12, Social Studies/Creative Art, Uniontown High School, Uniontown, Kansas
1981-1985 Grade 7 Social Studies, LAB High School, Los Angeles, California
1976-1981 Grades 11-12, Social Studies, Mara High School, Los Angeles, California

Special Recognition

2007 Kansas History Date Teacher of the Year
2004 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education
2003 Civil Rights Award, National Education Association
2003, 2001 Educator of Distinction Award, Coca-Cola & USD #235
2001 National Board Certified Teacher
2001 Kansas City Save a Child Award
2001 Social Studies Outstanding Educator, Kansas Council for the Social Studies
2000 100 Most Influential Educators in America, Northern Life
2000 USA TODAY All American Teacher—1st Team
1999-2007 Irena Sendler Project—over 600 media stories
1994 National State Teacher of the Year, Social Studies
1994-2004 TIME magazine Educational Advisory Board
1992 Kansas State Teacher of the Year
1992 Milken National Educator Award
1992 Uniontown Teacher of the Year


  • Norman believes that each student in his classroom is of great value
    and should be challenged to achieve higher levels of learning and to
    develop creativity and critical thinking.
  • His classroom is a center of research, a place where students seek primary sources and deal with problem solving.

“Mr. Conard has a special presence when he walks into a room; his
passion for life can be felt. His mission is to spread the ideas of
respect and tolerance, and teach us to be better people.”

Megan Stewart-Felt, former student

“The goal of Norm and his students is to repair the world by teaching
respect and tolerance, a lofty ambition at any level but especially so
for students…given the success and visibility of their project, these
students, along with their hero Irena Sendler, are proving that one
person can make a very big difference..”

Jane Foley, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Milken Educator Awards