USD 231

Eleven veteran educators have been selected to represent the Gardner Edgerton School District in the state-sponsored Kansas Teacher of the Year (KTOY) program.

The Kansas Teacher of the Year Award recognizes and utilizes representatives of excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state. The program’s mission is to build and utilize a network of exemplary teachers who are leaders in the improvement of schools, student performance, and the teaching profession.

A district selection committee will now evaluate the applications of each nominee and identify two (one elementary and one secondary) outstanding educators to represent the district in the state-wide program. As part of the process, these two finalists will complete a set of essays related to their current practice, solicit letters of reference from administrators, students, parents, and peers, and participate in a follow-up interview.

The educators pictured should be extremely proud, congratulated, and celebrated!

L to R:

EE - Michelle Uptegrove

GE - Brittney Robinson

GSE - Amy Schroeder

MDE - Pshyra Bedell

MLE - Erin Brown

NE - Stacy Fitzpatrick

SE - Brittany Jonker

PRMS - Spencer Nolan

TRMS - Mandy Taylor

WMS - Samantha Stratton

GEHS - Matthew Mayeske