Seven Wichita teachers were surprised in their classrooms or at school assemblies Friday morning with news that they received the 2013 Distinguished Classroom Teacher Award from the Wichita school district, officials said.
The teachers were nominated by peers, building administrators or parents. The winners were selected by a committee that includes principals, assistant principals, teachers, support staff, assistant superintendents and a member of United Teachers of Wichita.
The teachers will be recognized at the school board meeting March 25. At the meeting, officials will announce which will represent the district for the prestigious Kansas Teacher of the Year award and the Kansas Horizon Award, which honors outstanding first-year teachers.