Seven Wichita teachers were surprised in their classrooms or at school assemblies last week with news that they had received the 2014 Distinguished Classroom Teacher Award from the 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 10. At the meeting, officials will announce who will represent the district for the prestigious Kansas Teacher of the Year award and the Kansas Horizon Award, which honors outstanding first-year teachers.