Helen Case

For 45 years, Helen Case viewed teaching as an art, and in some instances, a calling.

Teaching, she says, “Is not for the faint-hearted, the indecisive,
the timid, the believer in the status quo or the one who is just seeking
a job, not a profession. Teaching is for those who really want to teach
and place the academic climate of their students above their own
personal desires. Teaching results when the teacher is a facilitator, a
seeker of incentives and a motivator.”

Helen began her teaching career in 1928 in the rural schools in
Butler County, Kansas. After eight years of teaching grades one through
eight, she moved to El Dorado, Kansas, where over a period of 19 years
she taught grades two, five, eight, and nine. For the last eighteen
years of her active teaching career, she taught high school social
studies at El Dorado High School. Helen earned both Bachelor of Science
and Master of Science degrees from Emporia State University and did post
graduate work at Wichita State University and Purdue University.

Special Recognition


President’s Award for the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser for the Butler County Community College


KSTA Board of Directors – 16 years Chairman NEA Task Force on Drug Education


Named the Outstanding Secretary of Knife and Fork Club International


Received a Certificate of Recognition plaque from the Modern Woodmen
of America for “Conscientious and Dedicated Community Service”


Moderator of the Christian Church in Kansas


Named a Distinguished Alumni from Emporia State University


Inducted in the Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame


El Dorado Board of Education, served as President 4 years


Chairman NEA Task Force on drug education


Chairman of the Kansas Delegation to the NEA Constitution Convention in Fort Collins, Colorado


Named Kansas Master teacher by Emporia State University


NEA Board of Directors


Named by the State Board of Education as Kansas Teacher of the Year; one of eight listed inMcCall’s magazine


President KSTA