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Curtis instructional coach named to Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame

Curtis instructional coach named to Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame

Johanna ForsheeJohanna Forshee, an instructional coach at Curtis Middle School who retired this year after 38 years of service to the district, has been named to the Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame. 

Forshee began her career with the Wichita Public Schools as a 6th grade teacher at Mueller Elementary in 1976 and went on to teach at Peterson Elementary, McCollom Elementary and Hadley Middle School. In 2001, she became a math intervention specialist at Coleman Middle School, then became a math instructional coach at Jardine Middle School, then served as a lead coach at the Joyce Focht Instructional Support Center. For the remainder of her career, she served as a MTSS facilitator and math instructional coach at Curtis Middle School. 

During her career with the district, Forshee was inducted into Phi Delta Kappa, named a Danforth School Administrators Fellow, received the Distinguished Classroom Teacher Award, was named in Who’s Who in America’s Educators and won a Good Apple Award twice. 

She served on curriculum selection and adoption committees, presented at regional conferences and was an Adjunct Professor of Math for Friends University. Forshee was appointed to memberships of Pastoral Councils and served as co-chair of a hot air balloon event at the Wichita River Festival.