Seven Kansans, ranging from first grade teachers to senior high teachers, will be honored April 3 at Emporia State University.
They have been named Kansas Master Teachers; awards presented each year to teachers across the state that represents the best in teaching.
This year’s recipients include:
Juliann Bliese, first grade teacher at Ravenwood Elementary School in Olathe; Michelle Lynn Bogner, first grade teacher at Northwest Elementary School in Dodge City; Kathleen Bowen, gifted education facilitator at Hillcrest and Sunset Hill elementary schools in Lawrence; Kacie Evans, English language arts teacher at Prairie Heights Middle School and technology coordinator for Prairie Heights Elementary and Middle Schools in Alta Vista; Kelley Norman, math instructional coach at Chase and Robinson Middle Schools in Topeka; Michele Ann Palmgren, family and consumer sciences teacher at Salina South High School, and Tara Walrod, school counselor at Sunrise Point Elementary in Overland Park.
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The awards have been presented annually by Emporia State University since 1954.