The Kansas Teacher of the Year Award recognizes and utilizes representatives of excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state. Its mission is to build and utilize a network of exemplary teachers who are leaders in the improvement of schools, student performance and the teaching profession.
2023 Kansas Teacher of The Year Nomination will be available in September 2021.
A decision was made to change the timeline for the Kansas Teacher of the Year program. Commissioner Randy Watson and Deputy Commissioner Dale Dennis have approved the change. In doing so this has changed the timeline for applications.
The teachers nominated for 2021 Kansas Teacher of the Year automatically becoame nominees for the 2022 Kansas Teacher of the Year Program. Kansas will not have a 2021 Kansas Teacher of the Year.
List of Kansas Teacher of the Year Teams 1992-2020
This brochure provides general information about the Kansas Teacher of the Year program, including the mission of the program, candidate qualifications, the selection process, recognition and awards available at both the regional and state levels, opportunities for teachers nominated for this award and the timeline for the program.
For more information about the Kansas Teacher of the Year program, please contact:
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