Kansas State Department of Education

KSDE FaceBook link KSDE Twitter link Contact KSDE


2023 Kansas Teacher of the Year

Kansas Teacher of the Year Team Biographies


Kansas Teacher of the Year logo 


Brian Skinner

Brian Skinner, 2023 Kansas Teacher of the Year
Interrelated Special Education

Newton USD 373
Newton High School
900 W. 12th Str.
Newton, KS 67141

Phone: (316) 284-6280
Email: brian.skinner@usd373.org


Brian Skinner is an interrelated special education teacher, grades 9-12, for Newton Schools USD 373, as an employee of the Harvey County Special Education Cooperative, in Newton, Kansas. He has been teaching since Aug. 2013, and currently serves as Newton High School’s special education department chair.

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

Copyright 2023 by Kansas State Department of Education | 900 SW Jackson St. | Topeka, KS 66612 Privacy Statement  |  Terms Of Use  |  System Maintenance Notices  |  Open Records (PDF)

The Kansas State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. (more information...)

To accommodate people with disabilities, on request, auxiliary aides and services will be provided and reasonable modifications to policies and programs will be made. To request accommodations or for more information please contact the Office of General Counsel at ogc@ksde.org or by 785-296-3201.