Liberal’s Kruger Wins State Award
Brock Kappelmann - January 6, 2017 10:05 am
USD 480 is excited to announce LHS math teacher, Mr. Carter Kruger,
as a recipient of the 2017 Kansas Horizon Award. In only his second
year, Kruger teaches College Algebra/Trigonometry, AP Calculus, and
Algebra II math classes at LHS and is the Lady Redskins head
The Kansas Horizon Award Program, sponsored by the Kansas State
Department of Education, identifies and recognizes representatives of
excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the
state. The mission of the program is to recognize exemplary first-year
teachers who perform in a way that distinguishes them as outstanding.
Kruger was one of 32 teachers from across the state honored with the
award this year.
“Most impressive about Mr. Kruger is how reflective and open to feedback he is. He actively seeks
input from his colleagues, instructional coaches, and administrators as he works to improve his
craft, and he always seems to find a way to take what suggestions have been offered and
implement them in even better ways than imagined,” says LHS Principal Shiloh Vincent.
Assistant Principal Ashley Kappelmann states, “What makes him truly outstanding is summed up
well by one of his former students, ‘The Mr. Kruger that I had on the first day of school, was not the
Mr. Kruger that I had on the last day’.”
Fellow teacher Michelle Bremenkamp says, “Carter stands apart from any other new teacher that I
have ever had the opportunity to work with. He works well with students and has easily earned their
respect by his manner and concern for their well-being”.
Mr. Kruger and the other award winners will be officially recognized February 10, 2017 in Topeka at
a luncheon hosted by Kansas Commissioner Education Dr. Randy Watson.