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.
The awards have been presented annually by Emporia State University since 1954.