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Andover teacher among 2016 class of Master Teachers

L. Raymond Linville, Andover music teacher, is one of seven Kansas Master Teachers.
L. Raymond Linville, Andover music teacher, is one of seven Kansas Master Teachers. Courtesy photo

An Andover music teacher is among seven Kansas Master Teachers who were named Wednesday as among the best teachers in the state.

L. Raymond Linville teaches music for fifth through 12th grades in Andover.

The annual award was established by Emporia State University in 1954 and is presented annually to teachers who typify outstanding character and conscientious qualities.

Others named include: Jessica Butte, science teacher at Hays High School in Hays; Nikki Chamberlain, chemistry teacher at Salina South High School in Salina; Adriane Falco, music teacher at Stanley Elementary School in Overland Park; Keri Lauxman, English teacher at Lawrence High School in Lawrence; Jenny Wilcox, seventh-grade math teacher at Washburn Rural Middle School in Topeka; and Laura Woolfolk, English teacher at Dodge City High School.

Each of the recipients will receive a $1,000 professional development stipend as part of the award.

They will be honored on Master Teacher Day at Emporia State University on April 6.

Beccy Tanner: 316-268-6336, @beccytanner

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