January 15, 2009
Karla Denny, Director of Communications, 785-296-4876
Notice of the 2009 Kansas Teacher of the Year Car Presentation
What: Presentation of a 2009 Chrysler Sebring to Cindy Couchman, the 2009 Kansas Teacher of the Year
When: Monday, January 19, 2009, 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—Cindy Couchman, the 2009 Kansas Teacher of the Year, will be presented the keys to a 2009 Chrysler Sebring at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 19, 2009, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel byBrett Munsey, area manager of operations for Topeka and Lawrence, 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, Couchman will receive $1500 in ethanol gasoline from the Kansas Corn Commission.
A mathematics teacher at Buhler High School, Buhler USD 313, Mrs. Couchman earned the state’s top honor in November when she was chosen the 2009 Kansas Teacher of the Year from a field of approximately 90 candidates. The prestigious award requires her to travel extensively throughout the state.
During the first half of her reign as the 2009 Kansas Teacher of the Year, Couchman is expected to log more than 15,000 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 Commissioner of Education Dr. Alexa Posny, and Deputy Commissioner Dale M. Dennis. Other dignitaries from Enterprise Rent-A-Car include Kim Heuermann, business rental sales executive; Maggie Root, director of business rental sales for the Greater Kansas City region; Patti Workman, customer service representative for the State of Kansas; and Jeff Hale, branch rental manager for the downtown Topeka location.
The 2009 Kansas Teacher of the Year regional finalists will also be in attendance.
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