January 15, 2010
Notice of the 2010 Kansas Teacher of the Year Car Presentation
What: Presentation of a 2010 Chrysler Sebring to Karen M. Tritt, the 2010 Kansas Teacher of the Year
When: Monday, January 18, 2010, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Capitol Plaza Hotel, portico entrance (In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held inside the hotel lobby—lounge area)
TOPEKA—Karen M. Tritt, the 2010 Kansas Teacher of the Year, will be presented the keys to a 2010 Chrysler Sebring at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 18, 2010, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel byBrandon Williams, area manager of operations for Topeka, Lawrence and Leavenworth for Enterprise-Rent-a-Car.
The Enterprise Foundation is providing a six-month lease through Enterprise Rent-a-Car to the state’s top educator. In addition to the lease, Tritt will receive $1500 in ethanol gasoline from the Kansas Corn Commission.
A Spanish teacher at Shawnee Mission West High School, Shawnee Mission USD 512, Mrs. Tritt earned the state’s top honor in November when she was chosen the 2010 Kansas Teacher of the Year from a field of 91 candidates. The prestigious award requires her to travel extensively throughout the state.
During the first half of her reign as the 2010 Kansas Teacher of the Year, Tritt is expected to log more than 20,000 miles as she represents Kansas teachers at conferences, conventions, and in discussions with the state’s policymakers.
Dignitaries expected at the ceremony include the Kansas Interim Commissioner of Education Dr. Diane DeBacker and Deputy Commissioner of Fiscal Servces Dale M. Dennis. Other dignitaries from Enterprise Rent-A-Car include Kim Heuermann, business rental sales executive; Maggie Root, director of business rental sales; and Brandon Williams, area manager of operations for Topeka, Lawrence and Leavenworth.
The 2010 Kansas Teacher of the Year regional finalists will also be in attendance.
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