For her outstanding contributions as a secondary teacher, Connie is recognized on the Donors’ Wall of Fame by Glenna Nightingale of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

According to Glenna:

For years, Connie efficiently and graciously performed the most difficult task of teaching severely mentally and physically handicapped students. It is the love of her life. There is so much joy watching her make a difference in the lives of her students. Connie was a role model for the students who observed or did their student teaching with her—some changed their career goals because of her. She commands the respect, admiration and affection of her peers. Her cheerfulness and optimism have made many a colleague’s day brighter by just being there.

Connie taught secondary grade levels at USD #253 in Emporia, Kansas for nineteen years. She also taught at the elementary and second grade levels.