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Veteran Kansas Teacher of the Year

YEAR NAME DISTRICT NATIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR
2021 No Kansas Teacher of the Year named.    
2020 Tabatha Rosproy Winfield USD 465 National Teacher of the Year
2019 Whitney Morgan Kansas City USD 500  
2018 Samantha Neill Buhler USD 313  
2017 Jason Sickel Blue Valley USD 229  
2016 Justin Coffey Dodge City USD 443  
2015 Shannon Ralph Dodge City USD 443  
2014 Jeff Baxter Leavenworth USD 453  
2013 Dyane Smokorowski Andover USD 385  
2012 Tiffany Richard Olathe USD 233  
2011 Curtis Chandler Wamego USD 320  
2010 Karen M. Tritt Shawnee Mission USD 512  
2009 Cynthia J. Couchman Buhler USD 313  
2008 Jeri Powers De Soto USD 232  
2007 Joshua M. Anderson Olathe USD 233 National Finalist
2006 Ronald Wayne Poplau Shawnee Mission USD 512 National Finalist
2005 Brett D. Potts Blue Valley USD 229  
2004 "Keil E. Hileman, II" De Soto USD 232 National Finalist
2003 Ruth Ann Gharst Waggoner Olathe USD 233  
2002 Tracy Taylor Callard Wichita USD 259 National Finalist
2001 Janet Lewandowski Kingsley Maize USD 266  
2000 Susan M. Rippe Wichita USD 259  
1999 Carol Strickland Emporia USD 253  
1998 Darla J. Mallein Emporia USD 253 National Finalist
1997 Nancy R. McRoberts Olathe USD 233  
1996 Christy R. McNally Catholic Diocese-Wichita  
1995 Becky Goodwin Kansas State School for the Deaf  
1994 Nancy J. Costigan-Talbott Hays USD 489  
1993 Carol J. Swinney Hugoton USD 210  
1992 Norman D. Conard Uniontown USD 235  
1991 Frances J. Irelan Manhattan-Ogden USD 383  
1990 Barbara J. Firestone Wichita USD 259  
1989 Judy Beedles-Miller Derby USD 260  
1988 Glenda S. Watkins Osawatomie USD 367  
1987 Christine E. Chalender Hays USD 489  
1986 Alice M. Wolf Ottawa USD 290  
1985 Carol L. Reneau Emporia USD 253  
1984 Betty Amos Colby USD 315  
1983 Patricia Williams-Boyd Lawrence USD 497  
1982 Shirley Palmer Fort Scott USD 234  
1981 Helen A. Wagner El Dorado USD 490  
1980 Loren Riblett Wamego USD 320  
1979 Carolyn D. Jones Auburn-Washburn USD 437  
1978 Martha McReynolds Burlington USD 244  
1977 Nelda B. Ikenberry McPherson USD 418  
1976 James E. Brown Shawnee Mission USD 512  
1975 Mildred Odom Bradley Manhattan-Ogden USD 383  
1974 C. Don Everhart Olathe USD 233  
1973 Janet Service Labette County USD 506  
1972 Selma M. Maronde Russell County USD 407  
1971 Hope Shackelford Wichita USD 259  
1970 Deana McClure Osawatomie USD 367  
1969 James H. Hood St. John-Hudson USD 350  
1968 Jean E. Jones Auburn-Washburn USD 437  
1967 No Kansas Teacher of the Year named.    
1966 Evelyn Harper Atchison USD 409  
1965 Bill D. Shipman Hays USD 489  
1964 Neysa Eberhard Newton USD 373  
1963 Etta Dahlgren Kansas City USD 500  
1962 Marjorie French Topeka USD 501 National Teacher of the Year
1961 No Kansas Teacher of the Year named.    
1960 Helen Case El Dorado USD 490  
1955 Edith Means   National Finalist

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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