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Kansas Teacher of the Year Program

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.

Kansas Teacher of the Year State Awards Banquet Invitation-FULL

Due to Covid concerns the number of guests for this years banquet has been limited to 300.

 

Nomination:

2023 Kansas Teacher of The Year Nomination 

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is accepting nominations for the 2023 Kansas Teacher of the Year. Every school district is encouraged to nominate one exemplary elementary classroom teacher and one exemplary secondary classroom teacher for this prestigious award.

While district nominees may begin work on the application now, all nominations must be submitted using KSDE’s Kansas Teacher of the Year online authenticated application program, which will open September 20, 2021, and close November 2, 2021.

 

2022 Kansas Teacher of the Year Finalists

Congratulations to the 2022 Kansas Teacher of the Year Finalists

  • Amber R. Carithers,  Hutchinson USD 308
  • Natalie Johnson-Berry, Shawnee Mission USD 512
  • Amanda S. Ketterling, Bonner Springs USD 204
  • Helen (Lisa) Martinez, Seaman USD 345
  • Megan L. O’Neill, Ottawa USD 290
  • Kristin Salazar, Goddard USD 265
  • Susanne L. Stevenson, Dodge City USD 443
  • Laurie Thisius, Cheney USD 268

2020 Kansas Teacher of the Year Team:

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Veteran Kansas Teacher of the Year Teams:

For more information about the Kansas Teacher of the Year program, please contact: 

Tamla Miller
(785) 296-4950
tmiller@ksde.org

Communications and Recognition Programs Team Director

Denise Kahler
(785) 296-4876
‚Äčdkahler@ksde.org

Questions about this page contact:

Tamla Miller
(785) 296-4950
tmiller@ksde.org

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