For her accomplishments as an elementary teacher, Lynne is recognized on the Donors’ Wall of Fame by the Village Elementary School and Staff of Emporia, Kansas.
According to the Staff:
A native of Wichita, Lynne graduated from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas in 1965. She began her teaching career that fall at Americus Elementary School, in Americus Kansas, teaching sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. After three years at Americus, she taught fifth grade at Fort Carson, Colorado for one year, and then returned to North Lyon County. During 1970-1971 she taught 4th grade at Walnut School, Emporia, before resigning to raise her family. She completed a Masters degree at Emporia State University in 1971.
In 1980, she resumed her teaching career as a second grade teacher at Village Elementary School in Emporia, a position she held until her retirement in 1997.
During her distinguished career, she consistently demonstrated an unsurpassed dedication to working with all levels of children. Patient, considerate, creative, and hardworking, she truly made a difference in the lives of hundreds of children. A true team player on the staff, she was also a true professional, learning to use technology, implementing school improvement strategies, and providing valuable input to countless curriculum committees. Her classroom was always an inspiration to her students, and her artistic talents were a model for other teachers. Her enthusiastic support of parent-school activities maximized the learning opportunities for her students.
A dedicated family person, Lynne’s husband, Don, is a co-owner of Navrat’s Office Products in Emporia. They have two children–Davis and Matt–both grown. Following retirement, Lynne plans to play golf, travel, work in her flower gardens, work on her family genealogy, and just enjoy life. They plan to continue residence in Emporia.
The good wishes of the Village staff, the legacy of the many observers and student teachers with which she has worked, and the memories of her students will ensure that she is not forgotten as she enters her retirement years.
Lynne Resch taught for twenty-two years as an elementary school teacher before retiring.