Kansas Teachers of the Year

 

1955

Edith Means - National Finalist

1956-1959

No Kansas Teacher of the Year (KTOY) named.

1960

Helen Case, El Dorado USD 490

1961

No KTOY named.

1962

Marjorie French, Topeka USD 501 - 1962 National Teacher of the Year

1963

Etta Dahlgren, Kansas City USD 500

1964

Neysa Eberhard, Newton USD 373

1965

Bill D. Shipman, Hays USD 489

1966

Evelyn Harper, Atchison USD 409

1967

No KTOY named.

1968

Jean E. Jones, Auburn-Washburn USD 437

1969

James H. Hood, St. John-Hudson USD 350

1970

Deana McClure, Osawatomie USD 367

1971

Hope Shackelford, Wichita USD 259

1972

Selma M. Maronde, Russell County USD 407

1973

Janet Service, Labette County USD 506

1974

C. Don Everhart, Olathe USD 233

1975

Mildred Odom Bradley, Manhattan-Ogden USD 383

1976

James E. Brown, Shawnee Mission USD 512

1977

Nelda B. Ikenberry, McPherson USD 418

1978

Martha McReynolds, Burlington USD 244

1979

Carolyn D. Jones, Auburn-Washburn USD 437

1980

Loren Riblett, Wamego USD 320

1981

Helen A. Wagner, El Dorado USD 490

1982

Shirley Palmer, Fort Scott USD 234

1983

Patricia Williams-Boyd, Lawrence USD 497

1984

Betty Amos, Colby USD 315

1985

Carol L. Reneau, Emporia USD 253

1986

Alice M. Wolf, Ottawa USD 290

1987

Christine E. Chalender, Hays USD 489

1988

Glenda S. Watkins, Osawatomie USD 367

1989

Judy Beedles-Miller, Derby USD 260

1990

Barbara J. Firestone, Wichita USD 259

1991

Frances J. Irelan, Manhattan-Ogden USD 383

1992

Norman D. Conard, Uniontown USD 235

1993

Carol J. Swinney, Hugoton USD 210

1994

Nancy J. Costigan-Talbott, Hays USD 489

1995

Becky Goodwin, Kansas State School for the Deaf

1996

Christy R. McNally, Catholic Diocese-Wichita

1997

Nancy R. McRoberts, Olathe USD 233

1998

Darla J. Mallein, Emporia USD 253 - National Finalist

1999

Carol Strickland, Emporia USD 253

2000

Susan M. Rippe, Wichita USD 259

2001

Janet Lewandowski Kingsley, Maize USD 266

2002

Tracy Taylor Callard, Wichita USD 259 - National Finalist

2003

Ruth Ann Gharst Waggoner, Olathe USD 233

2004

Keil E. Hileman II, De Soto USD 232 - National Finalist

2005

Brett D. Potts, Blue Valley USD 229

2006

Ronald Wayne Poplau, Shawnee Mission USD 512 - National Finalist

2007

Joshua M. Anderson, Olathe USD 233 - National Finalist

2008

Jeri Powers, De Soto USD 232

2009

Cynthia J. Couchman, Buhler USD 313

2010

Karen M. Tritt, Shawnee Mission USD 512

2011

Curtis Chandler, Wamego USD 320

2012

Tiffany Richard, Olathe USD 233

2013

Dyane Smokorowski, Andover USD 385

2014

Jeff Baxter, Leavenworth USD 453

2015

Shannon Ralph, Dodge City USD 443

2016

Justin Coffey, Dodge City USD 443

2017

Jason Sickel, Blue Valley USD 229

2018

Samantha Neill, Buhler USD 313

2019

Whitney Morgan, Kansas City USD 500

2020

Tabatha Rosproy, Winfield USD 465 - 2020 National Teacher of the Year

2021

No KTOY named.

2022

Susan Stevenson, Dodge City USD 443

2023

Brian Skinner, Newton USD 373

2024

Taylor Bussinger, Olathe USD 233

 

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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

 

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