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Kansas Teacher of the Year Program

2023 Kansas Teacher of the Year Team 

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.


2025 Kansas Teacher of The Year Nomination Form available in early September 2023.

2023 Kansas Teacher of the Year Team

Congratulations 2023 Kansas Teacher of the Year Brian Skinner, Newton USD 373

KTOY Finalists

Congratulations to the 2023 KTOY Regional Finalists

Finalists from left to right.


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

Tamla Miller
(785) 296-4950

Communications and Recognition Programs Team Director

Denise Kahler
(785) 296-4876


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