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Distinguished Classroom Teachers recognized

Distinguished Classroom Teachers recognized

Distinguished Classroom Teachers 2017 The Wichita Public Schools recognized the 2017 Distinguished Classroom Teacher Award recipients in their respective categories during the March 13 Board of Education meeting. The teachers were recognized individually and videos were shown  highlighting their work in the classroom.

Ashely Cavazos, kindergarten teacher at Cloud Elementary – New Teacher, Elementary category. Click here to watch Ashley’s video.

Keely PJ Tolbert, 7th grade honors language arts teacher at Truesdell Middle School – New Teacher, Secondary category. Click here to watch PJ’s video.

Cathy Boote, kindergarten teacher at Christa McAuliffe Academy – Primary (Pre-K – 2) Elementary category.  Click here to watch Cathy’s video.

Katie Skinner, 5th grade teacher at Christa McAuliffe Academy – Intermediate (3 – 5) category. Click here to watch Katie’s video.

Kimberly Knox, 6th grade language arts teacher at Truesdell Middle School – Middle School category. Click here to watch Kimberly’s video.

Sarah Gegen, math teacher at Northwest High School – High School category. Click here to watch Sarah’s video.

Susan Moore, structured learning teacher at Christa McAuliffe Academy – Support Teacher category. Click here to watch Susan’s video

During the meeting, it was announced that Cathy Boote and Sarah Gegen will represent the Wichita Public Schools as nominees for the prestigious Kansas Teacher of the Year award this fall. It was also announced that Ashley Cavazos and PJ Tolbert will represent the district for the Kansas Horizon Award competition, which recognizes outstanding first-year teachers.

The recipients were surprised with the award at their schools on February 24 by BOE members, district leadership and members of the selection committee.

The Distinguished Classroom Teacher Awards program honors outstanding teachers who affect the quality of education in the Wichita Public Schools. Peers, building administrators or parents have nominated each of the recipients. A committee consisting of principals, assistant principals, teachers, support staff, the assistant superintendents of elementary and secondary schools and a member of United Teachers of Wichita selects the final recipients.

To view prior recipients, click here.




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