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

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.

Posted: Sep 22, 2021,
Comments: 0,
Author: Ann Bush

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