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2022 Kansas Teacher of the Year to be named Sept. 25 during special ceremony in Wichita

Posted: Sep 22, 2021
Author: Ann Bush

Event will be livestreamed on YouTube

The 2022 Kansas Teacher of the Year will be announced Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in a special ceremony in Wichita.

Here are the details:

What:  2022 Kansas Teacher of the Year Banquet.

When: Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. Reception, 4 p.m., dinner and awards program, 5 p.m.

Where: Wichita Marriott Hotel, 9100 E. Corporate Hills Drive, Wichita, Kansas.

More information: The 2022 Kansas Teacher of the Year will be named during the awards program. Selected from a pool of more than 130 nominations, the 2022 finalists are Amber Carithers, a secondary teacher at Hutchinson High School (Hutchinson Unified School District 308); Susanne Stevenson, a fourth-grade teacher at Beeson Elementary School (Dodge City USD 443); Lisa Martinez, a secondary Spanish teacher at Seaman High School (Seaman USD 345); Megan O’Neill, a fourth-grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School (Ottawa USD 290); Natalie Johnson-Berry, a secondary teacher at Shawnee Mission North High School (Shawnee Mission USD 512); Amanda Ketterling, an elementary teacher at Bonner Springs Elementary School (Bonner Springs USD 204); Kristin Salazar, a secondary business and CTE teacher at Eisenhower High School (Goddard USD 265); and Laurie Thisius, a fourth-grade teacher at Cheney Elementary School (Cheney USD 268).

Several dignitaries will be in attendance, including Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson; Jim Porter, chairman of the Kansas State Board of Education; other State Board of Education members; business representatives; and veteran Kansas Teacher of the Year team members.

The event also will be livestreamed beginning at 5 p.m. on YouTube at https://youtu.be/IM2TTawlfug.

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