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2024 Kansas Teacher of the Year

Kansas Teacher of the Year Team Biographies

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Taylor Bussinger

Taylor Bussinger, 2024 Kansas Teacher of the Year
8th Grade, Social Studies

Olathe USD 233
Prairie Trail Middle School
21600 W. 107th St.
Olathe, KS 66061

Phone: (913) 780-7280
Email: tbussingerprt@olatheschools.org


Taylor Bussinger is a passionate and dynamic teacher who believes true education can never be finished. Bussinger is in his ninth-year teaching 8th grade U.S. History and Leadership Concepts at Prairie Trail Middle School in Olathe, Kansas.

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

Questions about this page contact:

Cheryl Franklin
(785) 296-4909

Tamla Miller
(785) 296-4950


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