Teachers nominated for the 2022 Kansas Teacher of the Year program will be honored March 27-28 during virtual ceremonies.
The mission of the Kansas Teacher of the Year program is to build and utilize a network of exemplary teachers who are leaders in the improvement of schools, student performance and the teaching profession.
This year, 138 educators from across the state were nominated for the Kansas Teacher of the Year distinction. Nominations are made in each of the four congressional districts in the state. The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), sponsor of the Kansas Teacher of the Year program, appoints regional selection panels comprised of teachers, education administrators and higher education representatives to select semifinalists and finalists from each region.
Each panel selects six semifinalists – three elementary teachers and three secondary teachers. From those semifinalists, the panel in each region then selects one elementary finalist and one secondary finalist. The Kansas Teacher of the Year is selected from among the state’s eight regional finalists.
The 2022 Kansas Teacher of the Year Regional Award Events will take place virtually. All events may be viewed live through YouTube. The links are provided below.
The 2022 Kansas Teacher of the Year State Awards Banquet will be Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, at the Wichita Marriott Hotel.
When: Saturday, March 27, and Sunday, March 28.
Saturday, March 27:
YouTube link for live coverage of the Region 1 event: https://youtu.be/1_2pEsQMeLQ
YouTube link for live coverage of the Region 4 event: https://youtu.be/SHMiVpNvR00
Sunday, March 28:
YouTube link for live coverage of the Region 2 event: https://youtu.be/LZLTAegZsbM
YouTube link for live coverage of the Region 3 event: https://youtu.be/-AohaSsegzM
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