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USD 480 Teacher of the Year Winners

Joe Denoyer - September 26, 2022 12:42 pm

USD 480 Public Relations
SEP 26, 2022
Last March, nominations opened for USD 480 Teacher of the Year. Nominations were submitted by parents, community members, and USD 480 employees to select a teacher of the year for each school in the district.

The USD 480 Teacher of the Year selection process follows the Kansas State Department of Education’s process in nominating and selecting the winners. Each school within USD 480 has a teacher selected to be their teacher of the year, within this group a teacher is selected at both the elementary and secondary level to represent USD 480 at the state level.

The USD 480 elementary and secondary winners are then nominated to be the Kansas Teacher of the Year. These two winners will travel around to other Kansas schools to see how nominees from other districts are making a difference at their schools. The USD 480 elementary and secondary winners will also host a group of fellow nominees from across the state to showcase what they are doing to make a difference to student within our district.

These state nominees will also work with policy makers, business and community leaders, and others from across the state to help them better understand the realities and challenges facing school districts and classrooms in Kansas.

Without further ado, the USD 480 Teachers of the Year are…

Bright Start Early Learning

Misty DeLaO

Cottonwood

Kaitlyn Ralston

MacArthur

Betty Clifton

Meadowlark

Morgan Potts

Prairie View

Nancy Flores*

Sunflower

Daena Rios

EMS

Lorena Cisneros

SRMS

Barbara Ferraioli

LHS

Ismael Carrillo*

Nancy Flores from Prairie View Elementary is the USD 480 Elementary Teacher of the Year and Ismael Carrillo from Liberal High School is the USD 480 Secondary Teacher of the Year. These two educators will represent USD 480 at the state level and are nominated for the Kansas State Department of Education’s Kansas Teacher of the Year.

 

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