"I was simply overjoyed," Armstrong said of being chosen for the
Prior to this appointment, Armstrong, who has a doctorate degree
in curriculum instruction, was assistant principal of instruction and
counseling at John Muir Middle School since August 1999.
"At John Muir, I was always in the classroom," Armstrong said,
adding that she will continue that at Luther.
"You can always do paperwork at the end of the day," she said.
During her tenure at Muir, Armstrong was instrumental in focusing
teachers on the California Content Standards, which outline what
children should learn at each grade level.
Armstrong began her educational career in 1967, teaching math in
her home state of Arkansas. In 1977, she moved to California, where
she taught seventh and eighth grades in Inglewood. Moving up through
the ranks in Inglewood, Armstrong became an administrator at
Morningside High School in 1993, when she moved to Burbank.
"My door will always be open to the community and the students of
Luther Burbank Middle School," Armstrong said.