Board honors award-winning teachers
Four district teachers were honored at Monday night's school board meeting for the achievements they have accomplished and award recognitions they have received in the past year.
De Soto High School teacher Karen Wall was honored for her support in and out of the classroom for the recent Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall's visit to De Soto. She helped students volunteering to man the information booth learn to look up names of Vietnam war veterans electronically.
Kathy Reddy of De Soto High School was also honored. She was recognized for being a secondary runner-up finalist for the teacher of the year. She is an English teacher at the high school.
Mize Elementary School teacher Linda McPherson received a certificate for being a finalist in the 2002 Kansas Teacher of the Year. She was nominated by her peers for inspiring creativity and vision in her students.
The teacher of the year will be selected Saturday in Wichita.
Social studies teacher Jada Kohlmeier of Mill Valley High School was also recognized for receiving the Milken Family National Education Foundation Award Oct. 10.
Each teacher listened as Superintendent Dr. Marilyn Layman read the resolution detailing their duties with the school district, along with the award or accomplishment they recently received.
The teachers shook School Board President Curtis Allenbrand's hand as they were given their certificates of recognition.
"We're very proud of the contributions these teachers have made," Layman said. "We are lucky to have them in the district."