One in a Million – Teachers Who Make a Difference” Honorees

NameSchoolCityStateTestimonial        
Frank MalambriHalstead EDC/ Paradise Valley ArizonaKansas/ArizonaAZ
Norman ArguellesJohn Burroughs High SchoolBurbankCAHe is special because he advises the Habitat for Humanity Club and the Diversity Club as well as coaching track and field. (honored by Kimberly Anderson)
James SpellicyLowell High SchoolSan FranciscoCA
Lucy ZamoraLas Palmas Elementary SchoolPattersonCAMs. Zamora is a first grade bilingual teacher who is always helping the community and giving more from her own money, and she helps to make great students.
Marilyn KennedyGreeley High SchoolGreeleyCOShe caused me to attend ESU. (Alan Sunderland)
Rosemary AyersMariposa ElementaryPort St. LucieFLShe made me love to read. She opened my eyes to the world of books. I want to be a teacher because of her. (Gregory Strotman)
Lynn K. HaydenNorth Shore ElementarySt. PetersburgFLGreat kindergarten teacher!
Alnieta McKenzieJesse Keen ElementaryLakelandFLShe is a remarkable teacher because she gives the students her best.
Debbie ClarkJohnson High SchoolGainesvilleGA
Elletta DensonStonewall Tell ElementaryCollege ParkGADr. Denson was wonderful and made my son's transition from pre-K to kindergarten smooth. He learned so much, and she was very supportive. (LaKiesha Jacobs)
Stan LewisJohnson High SchoolGainesvilleGA
Regina SailorsJohnson High SchoolGainesvilleGA
Dale EmertWeiser Junior HighWeiserIDMr. Emert taught me the principles of sacrifice, team work, and commitment, traits which I now use in teaching. (Daniel Leija)
Alemeda CoonsWeiser High SchoolWeiserIDMiss Coons did not teach me to write. She taught me to effectively paint a picture in people's minds to get my point across. She was a true artist in language. (Daniel Leija)
Jennifer BotkinHarris Accelerated SchoolMadisonILJennifer is very sympathetic towards the students she works with. She is very appreciated.
Brandi BranchHarris Accelerated SchoolMadisonILBrandi is amazing with technology. She will drop everything to assist you if you are technology frustrated. She is appreciated.
Jon BrandtTriad Middle SchoolTriadILJon displays a real talent for teaching. He is very creative in planning his lessons for 8th grade Social Studies. He strives to engage each and every student in his classroom. He always displays a positive attitude, is professional, supportive, friendly, and kind. He is open to new ideas and different points of view. He treats everyone with respect. Jon is an exceptional person and truly amazing.
Paige BraseHarris Accelerated ElementaryMadisonILPaige always has dynamic lessons using technology and creates an interactive learning session for all students on their level.
Petrice BurrellHarris Accelerated LearningMadisonILPetrice is the most motivational person I have ever met. It does not matter if she is talking with students or peers, Petrice always has the right words to make your day better and help you become a better person.
Kelli CanningHarris Accelerated SchoolMadisonILKelli is very gifted using technology and incorporates smart boards, scanners, and computers to enhance all students' learning.
M. FriedmanUniversity of ChicagoChicagoILHe is still remembered for his knowledge, substantial teaching ability, distinctive personality, m and the contribution he made to my own career.
Kathy GallagherHarris Accelerated SchoolMadisonILKathy works endlessly to produce and practice for all the music programs throughout the year. She and the students produce the Winter Program and the Black History Program to honor students' heritage.
Linda GriesNicholson ElementaryAuroraILMs. Gries is a veteran teacher who provided guidance, mentoring, and teacher support daily. Her ability to make teaching and learning "on-going for all" should be recognized.
Christina JohniseeHarris Accelerated SchoolMadisonILChristina always helps out another teacher whenever needed. She is the head teacher and makes sure all her peers are O.K. She always has a kind word to say. She is appreciated.
Mia HeinzHarris Accelerated SchoolMadisonILShe gos the extra mile to provide our students with positive alternatives. She manages our school "gotcha store" so the students are able to be rewarded for good behavior. She is appreciated.
Janette HesseMadison Accelerated Middle SchoolMadisonILJanette is a very talented teacher. She always has a smile on her face, an ear to listen and creates dynamic lessons. She is a wonderful teacher.
Erin HokansmHarris AcceleratedMadisonILErin always goes the extra mile for her students. She is very much appreciated.
Jennifer HomannHarris Accelerated ElementaryMadisonILJennifer and her second grade class wrote the building song for the elementary school. All students learned and performed the song for the district.
T.J. KoopmansUniversity of ChicagoChicagoILContributed greatly to my career as an economist.
Ramanda MillerHarris Accelerated LearningMadisonILRamonda is a wonderful teacher and a great listener. Her students respect and love her. She always has time to listen to their problems and happy times. She has a wonderful way to connect with each child.
Karen S. MisseyMadison Accelerated High SchoolMadisonIL
J. MarschakUniversity of ChicagoChicagoILHe was one of the principal conveyors of the knowledge and values of our society.
Kim O'DellHarris Accelerated SchoolMadisonILKim is very organized. If you need anything, Kim is the person to help out. She is a great addition to our staff and very much appreciated.
Kelly ParkerHarris Accelerated SchoolMadisonILKelly has an enormous amount of energy and enthusiasm. This carries over into her teaching. All her lessons are high energy and make the children feel like they are ready to learn everything. They never get tired of learning.
Laura PetersonHarris Accelerated SchoolMadisonILLaura's love of children and learning far outweigh anything else. She has a natural ability to create rhymes, songs, and dances to teach her kindergarten class the art of reading and math. She creates a warm and nurturing, "It is OK to make mistakes; that is the way we learn." Not only is she an awesome teacher environment that allows children to feel comfortable and content to try new things and take chances. She tells them, but she is also willing to help her peers. If she doesn't have what they need, she will find it for them. She is a great person, teacher, and peer.
G.B. Dantzigthe Rand CorporationChicagoILMy mentor at the Rand Corporation, he made a major contribution to my career as an economist (from 1990 Nobel Laureate for Economics, Harry Markowitz)
Candace RameyHarris Accelerated ElementaryMadisonILCandace is always willing to help you with ideas and materials to make reading more fun and rewarding for the students. She ia also covering the duties of a second position due to an illness of her counter-part in the school
L.J. SavageUniversity of ChicagoChicagoILStill remembered for his knowledge, teaching ability and distinctive personality.
Karen SchneiderHarris Accelerated SchoolMadisonILKaren has the greatest compassion for all her students. She takes their learning to heart and goes above and beyond to make sure their learning experience is positive and productive.
Melissa SchuchartHarris Accelerated SchoolMadisonILMelissa is artistic and brings creativity into her classroom. She is appreciated.
Carla ScullGreenman ElementaryAuroraILHer 4th grade classroom has provided opportunities for all children to learn by doing! "I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I do and I understand."
Rebecca SedabresHarris Accelerated SchoolMadisonILBecky is an amazing teacher. She is gifted with technology, organization, and compassion. A great addition to our staff, she is appreciated.
Amber TeeterHarris Accelerated ElementaryMadisonILAmber always has a smile on her face. She is always positive and encourages her students in everything they attempt. Her "I can" attitude definitely overflows into her students' learning
Amanda WarmaHarris Accelerated SchoolMadisonILAmanda is organized and generous to her peers. She is a great teacher and is very much appreciated.
Johnna WellsHarris Accelerated SchoolMadismILJohna is amazing. She does dynamic lessons with her students, always positive, amazing with technology, and organizes an incredible field day. Johna rocks. She is an awesome teacher. she is very appreciated.
Yolanda WilliamsHarris Accelerated SchoolMadisonILYolanda saw that some of our students needed an additional resource to go to in our building. She organized a WWY squad and provided that positive influence in their life. She is appreciated.
Norma OverbeckUnion County High SchoolLibertyINMrs. Overbeck was my math teacher over 25 years ago. She helped me and encouraged me to be the best that I can be
Mary WaltersStout Field ElementaryIndianapolisINShe is dedicated to improving the minds and lives on students in her classroom EVERYDAY!
Leota HeinrichCouncil BluffIA
Harold MacumberIowa State UniversityAmesIAHe changed my life. (Brittany Zirkle)
Nicole SchulzSheffield High SchoolSheffieldIA
Charlie AcevedoRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. Acevedo (ESL teacher) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Bob AmanEmporia High SchoolEmporiaKS
Willie AmisonPickney Elementary SchoolLawrenceKSThe greatest 4th grade teacher!!!!
Shirley AntesEmporiaKS
Herman BaehrEmporia State UniversityEmporiaKS
Marcia BaileyEmporia USD 253EmporiaKS
Karen BairEmporiaKS
Monica BarnettSacred Heart SchoolEmporiaKSShe's really nice to us. (Isabella Samples)
Joyce Philip BarrEmporiaKS
Joe BassoOlpe High SchoolOlpeKSAn outstanding history/ government teacher.
Meredith L. BechtelEmporia Middle SchoolEmporiaKS
Dorothy BeckerEmporiaKS
J. Carlene BednerWalnutEmporiaKS
Elaine BentzEmporiaKS
Nona BerghausEmporia State UniversityEmporiaKS
Lendi Grimsley BlandEmporia State UniversityEmporiaKSShe is an outstanding person and instructor. (Dale and Belle Grimsley)
Mary Ann BlaufussRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMs. Blaufuss, a paraeducator, has worked for USD 253 for almost 35 years, all grade levels, K-5. She helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Betty Jane BlexEmporiaKS
Ryan BodensteinerRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMr. Bodensteiner (4th grade teacher) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Louise BolesEmporiaKS
Marita Bolson(Retired)Council GroveKS
Jan BradburyEmporia Senior HighEmporiaKS
Theda BrandleyEmporiaKS
Ellie BrewerRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs Brewer, our third grade teacher, is retiring this year after many years of dedicated service.
James BrownShawnee Mission West High SchoolOverland ParkKSHe made sense out of literature and writing. College came easy after Mr. Brown. (Steve Neill)
Catherine BrownEmporia High SchoolEmporiaKS
Jill BrownRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. Brown makes Riverside kindergarten outstanding!
Jerry BrownEmporia High SchoolEmporiaKSHe inspired me to become a Social Studies teacher.
Jill BrunnerRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMs. Brunner (ESL teacher) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Ruby ButcherEmporiaKS
Joan ButtsEmporiaKS
Mildred CaldwellFlinthills High SchoolRosaliaKS
Debbie CarterEmporiaKS
Mary ChapmanEmporiaKS
Robert ChatamAbilene High SchoolAbileneKSMr. Chatam has the wonderful ability to bring the class together. There were no silly questions, and we learned not only from him but also from each other. (Jenny Harder)
Kebra ClaiborneAmericus Elementary SchoolAmericusKSMy teacher is the best! (Aubrey Hinrichs)
Mindy ClarkRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMs. Clark (Instructional Strategist) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Bob CommonsEmporiaKS
Sally ConardEmporia State UniversityEmporiaKS
Linda CooksonEmporiaKS
Julie CooperFlint Hills Technical CollegeEmporiaKSShe is a great teacher, role model, and support system. She is caring and works to help others in their futures. (Britney Hinrichs)
Jerry CormackShawnee Mission North H.S.MerriamKSFor his guidance and support in every area: morals, priorities, education, my future, and helping me find out who I wanted to be in life! An amazing teacher, Student Council sponsor, and person! (Karen Bibb)
Joyce Philip CourtneyEmporiaKS
Sharon CoxEmporiaKS
Megan CoxRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMs. Cox (second grade teacher) makes Riverside an outstanding school. (Mary Ann Blaufuss)
Sharol CutrellEmporia High SchoolEmporiaKS
Allein Davis-BultsWalnutEmporiaKS
Raffaele DeVitoEmporia State UniversityEmporiaKSHe has inspired me to broaden my horizons in the world of business. (Dalia Vasquez)
Bev DillmanVillage ElementaryEmporiaKS
Mary DowningEmporiaKS
George DowningEmporiaKS
Tara DrennanRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. Drennan (Instructional Coach) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Marck DrennanRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMr. Drennan (Art teacher) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Melissa DuffeyRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. Duffey (second grade teacher) makes Riverside an outstanding school. (Mary Ann Blaufuss)
Judy DunnEmporiaKS
Cindy DurbinRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. Durbin (third grade teacher) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Janett EidmanEmporiaKS
Ann EldridgeEmporiaKS
Dave EldridgeEmporiaKS
Patty EnslingerLaCrosse ElementaryLaCrosseKSFor with me even now - 10 years later
Jennifer EsslingerWilliam Allen White ElementaryEmporiaKSMs. Esslinger works in Special Education at WAW Elementary. She makes learning fun and always does what's best for the kids.
Lawrence EudaleyEmporia High SchoolEmporiaKS
Donna EudaleyEmporia High SchoolEmporiaKS
Vicki FergusonUSD 253EmporiaKSMrs. Ferguson is an outstanding substitute teacher for our District.
Connie FerreeEmporia High SchoolEmporiaKSMrs. Ferree works hard to make Chemistry understandable and fun for all of her students.
Thomas FowlerEmporia High SchoolEmporiaKS
Ruth FowlerEmporiaKS
Joy FrevertEmporiaKS
Winifred GatewoodEmporiaKS
Michelle GiffordSalina Sacred Heart High SchoolSalinaKSHonored by Stephen Sheets
Patricia GilliamEmporia High SchoolEmporiaKSShe was always there for everyone. As an excellent teacher, she never looked for praise and was dedicated to her students.
Bobbi GilpinLincoln ElementaryIolaKSShe was one of my favorite teachers and had a good sense of humor.
Don GrantEmporia High SchoolEmporiaKS
Belle GrimsleyCouncil GroveAmericusKS
Dale GrimsleyAmericusKS
Mary HalleranEmporia State UniversityEmporiaKSShe is very educated and keeps the law enforcement courses easy to understand with open forums, and she keeps it plain. Her guest speakers are people in the field. (Timothy Thomas)
Dr. Heidi HamiltonEmporia State UniversityEmporiaKSHer acts of kindness in the classroom made the class enjoyable and interesting. (Antonio DiMaria)
Bill HanlonReadingKS
John HarclerodeEmporia High SchoolEmporiaKSMr. Harclerode is a caring teacher that puts his students first. His knowledge and love of science are contagious.
John HardingEmporiaKS
Kari HartRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMs. Hart (third grade teacher) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Harry HartEmporiaKS
Ada Mae (Gressinger) HauryRussell High SchoolRussellKSI learned more from my high school debate coach than from any other high school teacher or college professor! The skills she taught me in analyzing and organizing information, as well as presenting oral arguments, have served me well as a lawyer. (J. Eugene Balloun)
Crystal HeinsRiverside ElementaryEmpoiaKSMs. Heins makes Riverside kindergarten outstanding!
Dianne HeinsOlpe High SchoolOlpeKS
Michael T. HayesShawnee Mission West High SchoolOverland ParkKSHe got a shy kid off to a start competing in and coaching debate. (Steve Neill)
Namoi HettEmporiaKS
Candy HodgeEmporiaKS
Mrs. Hodges
Kara HoggattRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMs. Hoggatt (Special Education teacher) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Wally HooperSmithcenter High SchoolLebanonKSTaught subject matterlife lessons while caring
Harold HoseyEmporiaKS
Carolyn HossfeldEmporiaKS
Erica HuggardEmporia High SchoolEmporiaKSMrs. Huggard is a caring teacher that makes sure her students learn Biology.
Glendon IversonEmporiaKS
Bonnie IversonEmporiaKS
Sally JacobsLaCrosseKSFor being my reality check throughout high school. I never would have made it otherwise
Joanne JenksEmporiaKS
Janice JensenEmporiaKS
Kay JohnsonCouncil GroveKS
Melissa JohnsonRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. Johnson (Instructional Strategist) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Gena JonesRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. Jones (second grade teacher) makes Riverside an outstanding school. (Mary Ann Blaufuss)
Norma KarhoffEmporiaKS
Bob KarrEmporia High SchoolEmporiaKS
Elaine KarrEmporiaKS
Linda KeckWalnut ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. Keck (our third grade teacher) is a wonderful teacher who makes learning fun.
Judy KeelingEmporiaKS
Richard KeelingEmporia State UniversityEmporiaKS
Virgina Heller Jones
Tracy KeoughRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. Keough (ESL teacher) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Richard KesslerMary Herbert Elementary SchoolEmporiaKSHe inspired me to become a teacher. (Darla Mallein)
Mrs. Alice KingValley Heights Jr/Sr High SchoolBlue RapidsKSMrs. King made history interactive and engaging. -- Anita Ramsay--
Jim KirbyEmporiaKS
Mary KirkpatrickBaxter High SchoolBaxter SpringsKSPhysics was always 'phun' with Mrs. K. Thank you for helping grow my love for science. (Honored by Natalie)
Helen KlostermannEmporiaKS
Eric KoppesWestmoreland Elementary SchoolWestmorelandKSHe taught me the importance of responsibility and hard work. (Beka Enoch)
Rebecca KuhnEmporiaKS
Carolyn KuhnEmporiaKS
John KuhnEmporiaKS
Jackie LakeRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMs. Lake makes Riverside an outstanding school. (Mary Ann Blaufuss)
Rosalie LarkinEmporiaKS
Katie LarsonRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. Larson makes Riverside first grade outstanding!
Katie LarsonRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. Larson makes Riverside first grade outstanding!
Sylvia LechienWalnut ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. Lechien is an excellent teacher who always goes above and beyond to help her third graders and the entire school.
Elsie Mae Lentell
Margaret LettererGarfield ElementaryAbileneKSShe read to us each day after lunch for 10 minutes. This instilled in me a love of reading. As a student, I felt her genuine care for me. (honored by Jenny Harder)
Gertrude LienkaemperKansas State UniversityManhattanKSA half-century ago, she focused my studies and taught me so much about costuming and home economics.
Sharon LinhartEmporiaKS
Shelly LutesRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. Lutes (ESL teacher) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Allyson LymanRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMs. Lyman (fifth grade teacher) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Kirstee LyonRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. Lyon (4th grade teacher) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
James LowtherEmporiaKS
Penny MacumberJunction City High SchoolJunction CityKSShe always made me feel like I could do anything. (Brittany Zirkle)
Brian MasonerOsawatomie High SchoolOsawatomieKSHe pushed me to still try hard at things I have to do but am not good at. He also taught me that, no matter what happens, we should always have fun in life. (LaShae Bacon)
Ellis ManakaPlains High SchoolPlainsKSHe helped me to understand my potential
Joanne McBaneEmporiaKS
Diane McCartyRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. McCarty (Music teacher) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Richard McCoyEmporiaKS
Tara McDonaldEmporia High SchoolEmporiaKSMs. McDonald has helped me all throughout my high school years. She helps me in my academics and in my leadership skills. She has always cheered me on and has picked me up when I fall. She has made the biggest impact on my life. (Victoria DeLaera-Esparza)
Bob McKinneyEmporia High SchoolEmporiaKSHe is a great teacher-- always willing to help. (Lesly Rojas)
Myoan McJunkinRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. McJunkin (retired teacher) helped to make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school during her years there.
Kay McKnabEmporiaKS
Paul McKnabEmporiaKS
Carol McLaughlinEmporiaKS
Jessica MossmanRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMs. Mossman (fifth grade teacher) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Jane McIlvainEmporiaKS
Marylouise MederEmporiaKS
J. Jack MelhornEmporia State UniversityEmporiaKS
Mary MelhornMary HerbertEmporiaKS
Roger MillerRoosevelt High SchoolSalinaKSShe had wisdom beyond her knowledge. She could talk with you on a personal level like a mother
Maxine MitchellEmporiaKS
John MitchellEmporia High SchoolEmporiaKSDr. Jack always had a twinkle in his eye while keeping the peace in the classrooms and in the hallways. He was a great role model and will be sorely missed.
Dr. Tom ModahlEmporia State UniversityEmporiaKSI gained personal and professional confidence from this man/teacher/mentor. The finest I've known. (Jim Costello)
Esther MorrisEmporiaKS
Marcella MouserEmporia State UniversityEmporiaKS
Sarah MoyerRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. Moyer (fourth grade teacher) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Becca MuirheadRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMs. Muirhead (Special Education teacher) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Benny MuningerRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMr. Muninger (P.E. teacher) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Elaine MusickRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. Musick (Instructional Strategist) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Dennis NewellEmporia Middle SchoolEmporiaKSIn his technology courses, Mr. Newell is always asking challenging questions which make his students think.
Faye NuessenEmporiaKS
Robyn O'MalleyGirard High SchoolGirardKSThank you for seeing a leader in me and helping me learn to be a better leader and person. (Honored by Natalie)
Gene O'MaraReadingKS
Kathy O'MaraNeosho Rapids ElementaryNeosho RapidsKS
Vicki O'NealLincoln ElementaryBaxter SpringsKSMy mom has been a huge influence on my life and the hundreds of students who entered her classroom. Thank you for teaching me and many others to love learning. (Honored by Natalie)
Kelly OlsonRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. Olson (Special Education teacher) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Norma OsbornRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. Osborn (ESL teacher) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Eileen PeoplesEmporia High SchoolEmporiaKSShe was a great yearbook advisor.
Doris PetersMcPhersonKS
Merle PetersonEmporiaKS
John PetersonEmporiaKS
William PhillipsEmporiaKS
Marylee PhillipsEmporiaKS
Jerry PittmanCottonwood FallsKS
Gene PlankEmporiaKS
Betty Jo PlankEmporiaKS
Steve PletcherRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMr. Pletcher (P.E. teacher) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Christina PletcherEmporia Middle SchoolEmporiaKSMrs. Pletcher, a special education teacher, helps make EMS a great school.
Mary PoolEmporiaKS
Ted PowersMulvane High SchoolMulvaneKSIn addition to band and music, taught us responsibility, being part of a group, and life lessons.
Aloha PrestonEmporiaKS
Bill PrestonEmporiaKS
Helen PriceEmporiaKS
Glenda PriestEmporia High SchoolEmporiaKSMrs. Priest is truly one in a million... she can make math fun and understandable!
Kenna ReevesEmporia State UniversityEmporiaKSShe's amazing!! (Skyler Wencel)
Carol ReneauAmericusKS
Sherry RenfroEmporia High SchoolEmporiaKSShe always goes the extra mile
Nancy RobohnRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMs. Robohn retired after many years of teaching thousands of children to love music and to believe in themselves.
Rita RomineRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSShe is retiring this year after many years of dedicated service, most recently as a Reading Specialist.
Melba RoswurmAmericusKS
Raymond RussellEmporia State UniversityEmporiaKS
Stacey SchadeRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. Schade (Special Education teacher) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Florece SchadtEmporiaKS
Jeri ScheveRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. Scheve makes Riverside first grade outstanding!
Laura M. SchlobohmOsage City High SchoolOsage CityKS
Elizabeth SchlupSt. Joseph's ElementaryOlpeKSMrs. Schlup was an excellent teacher.
Diane SchmelzerMaize USD 266MaizeKS
Jeanette SchmidtHartford HighOlpeKS
Deb SchneiderRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSShe is retiring this year from teaching 4th grade, after many years of dedicated service.
Carroll SchubertEmporiaKS
Lorene SchubertEmporiaKS
Dee SchwinnEmporia High SchoolEmporiaKSShe inspired me to become an English teacher.
Roberta ShaferRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. Shafer makes Riverside first grade outstanding!
Steve ShanerSusan B. Anthony Middle SchoolManhattanKSI am a science teacher now, but when I took math under Mr. Shaner 17 years ago, his caring and nurturing nature helped me to develop during my middle school years. (Michael J. Lee)
Barb SheeleyEmporiaKS
Michelle SheldonRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. Sheldon (our Student Support Specialist) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
H. Francis ShortPittsburg State UniversityPittsburgKSHe took me all over the country to debate the best in the nation. (Steve Neill)
Sally SiegristSalinaKS
Tatiana SildusPittsburg State UniversityPittsburgKSThank you for inspiring me to impact the lives of my students. You are an amazing teacher and role model! (honored by Natalie)
Ron SlaymakerEmporia State UniversityEmporiaKS
Shirley SlaymakerNeosho Rapids High SchoolNeosho RapidsKS
Shawna SmithEmporia State UniversityEmporiaKSSuch a caring teacher who is always willing to help. (Sierra Smith)
Mabel SmithEmporiaKS
Teresa SmithhislerRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. Smithhisler (Fifth grade teacher) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Rodney SobieskiEmporia State UniversityEmporiaKS
Linda SobieskiEmporia State UniversityEmporaKS
Delores SolisRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. Solis(retired teacher) helped to make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Walter SpencerEmporiaKS
Wilma SpencerEmporiaKS
Wendy StanbroughRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. Stanbrough (Instructional Strategist) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Mary StaufferEmporiaKS
Conrad SteinelEmpoia Middle SchoolEmporiaKS
Lois SteinelMaynard and William Allen WhiteEmporiaKS
Sharon StewartVillage ElementaryEmporiaKSShe was an amazing and inspirational teacher. She is why I want to be a teacher! (Ashley Brooks)
Steve StockwellEmporiaKS
Gladys StockwellEllsworthKS
James C. StolfusOsage City and LincolnKS
Beverly StolfusEmporiaKS
Vicki StoneCouncil Grove ElementaryCouncil GroveKSShe inspired me to go into elementary education! She's a great, fun teacher.
Marjorie StoneEmporia State UniversityEmporiaKS
Glen StricklandEmporia State UniversityEmporiaKS
Carol StricklandEmporia High SchoolEmporiaKS
Doug StueveEmporiaKS
Barbara SummervillHutchinson ElementaryHutchinsonKSGreat teacher in third grade!
John SummervillNickerson High SchoolNickersonKS
Bob TaborEmporiaKS
Dr. Joyce ThiererEmporia State UniversityEmporiaKSShe's passionate about what she does.
Betty TholenEmporiaKS
Gretta ThomasEmporiaKS
Nona ThomasEmporiaKS
Pam ThumaWalnut ElementaryEmporiaKSMs. Thuma is an outstanding kindergarten teacher.
Sandra TimmonsEmporiaKS
Dawn TryonValley Heights ElementaryWatervilleKSMs. Tryon, a first grade teacher, is dedicated to early childhood development. (Anita Ramsay)
Christine TurnerRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMs. Turner (Instructional Coach) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Carolyn TurneyEmporia Middle SchoolEmporiaKS
Mr. Elba Unruh
Irene UpsonRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. Upson (third grade teacher) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Charlene UtleyEmporiaKS
Diane ValentineEmporiaKS
Karen VondenkampCouncil Grove High SchoolCouncil GroveKSShe's a gifted teacher. She breaks science down in a way that makes it easy to understand.
Liz VoorheesEmporia High SchoolEmporiaKS
Velma WalkerEmporiaKS
Eugene WalkerEmporiaKS
George K. WaltersEmporia State UniversityEmporiaKS
Martha WaltersEmporiaKS
Chris WarnerVillage ElementaryEmporiaKSMrs. Warner was awesome! I loved kindergarten. (Brian Wyrick)
Neva WattsEmporiaKS
Trish WeidertEmporiaKS
Randy WellsEmporia High SchoolEmporiaKSHe has a way of motivating people to get in good shape
Jim WengerEmporiaKS
Mary Clare WhiteEmporiaKS
Carol WichmanEmporiaKS
Gae WilliamsRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKS
Kassie WilliamsRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMs. Williams (Music teacher) helps make Riverside Elementary an outstanding school.
Sue WilsonButcher SchoolEmporiaKSShe worked heroically with our son (who has autism) after hours.
Joe WinklerGreen Springs ElementaryOlatheKSThank you for being a strong teacher who believed in me.
Jena WinklerEmporiaKS
Tammi WirsigEmporia High SchoolEmporiaKSShe is the world's greatest teacher and MOM!
Dorothy WoodsEmporiaKS
Harold WoodsEmporiaKS
Louise WrightEmporiaKS
Betty WrightEmporiaKS
Rita WurtzVillage/Walnut ElementaryEmporiaKS
Phillip WurtzEmporia State UniversityEmporiaKSHe is an inspirational leader. (Sarah Johns)
John WyrickEmporia High SchoolEmporiaKSIn Industrial Arts/Technology Education, Mr. Wyrick was a positive role model.
Herb WyrickLowther Junior High SchoolEmporiaKSHe made freshman English fun!
John WyrickEmporia High SchoolEmporiaKSIn Industrial Arts/Technology Education, Mr. Wyrick was a positive role model.
Denise WyrickEmporia High SchoolEmporiaKSMost important teacher in my life!
Walter YostAtchison Jr-Sr High and Highland Community CollegeAtchisonKSAn art teacher who was a community role model for the ways art can enrich and celebrate life. (Libby Schmanke)
Stacey YounbergRiverside ElementaryEmporiaKSMs. Youngberg provides wonderful experiences for students in the school library.
Joyce ZhouEmporia State UniversityEmporiaKSShe is an amazing Marketing teacher who puts her students first. (Kelsey Cowan)
Gwen ZimmermanPrairie VillageKS
Carletta BellPrice ElementaryLouisvilleKYProfessional leader who supported learning for the entire school community, with care.
Bernadette HamiltonTMSLouisvilleKYA professional who works for the success of all students and guideance toward life goals.
Dorcas. A. JamesJCPSLouisvilleKYZealous professional, who gives extraordinary care, support and work for pre-schoolers.
Gloria JohnsonPrice ElementaryLouisvilleKYFaithful professional who worked for student achievement
Zina D. KnightPrice ElementaryLouisvilleKYCreative, caring professional who ensures success for all her students.
Gail TaylorDossLouisvilleKYSharing her talents to form the Pepsi singers which included a diverse group of students.
Helen SpearsLowe ElementaryLouisvilleKYShe celebrated black history month in a diverse school and played the piano for the choir.
Karen RayGilmore LaneLouisvilleKYEnergetic, fun-loving professional who makes a difference in the emotional development of children.
Lassie La RueSemple ElementaryLouisvilleKYUses successful strategies to help student success.
Willie MahanWheeler ElemenratyLouisvilleKYA para educator who gives much support to help students emotionally and academically.
Christine CummingsBienville High SchoolBienvilleLAMs. Cummings is a good teacher. I trust her to help me learn what I need to succeed in her class and for testing. She is my teacher, my mentor, and someone who I know will help me if I need her to do so. (Italy Bishop)
Stephanie EdwardsBienville High SchoolBienvilleLAMrs. Edwards puts forth so much extra effort to make our school a better school. (Shatoria Hicks)
Teresa KingBienville SchoolBienvilleLAMrs. King, our 4th grade teacher, lets us play learning games. She makes learning fun. (Carrie Driskill)
Paula MartinBienville High SchoolBienvilleLAMrs. Martin is the best teacher. She is funny and nice, and she is the best English teacher I have ever had. (Zacherik Bishop)
Terrance PriceBienville High SchoolBienvilleLAMr. Price makes learning fun. He encourages us to help each other and participate in discussions. He always makes sure that we understand the material before he moves on. (Mardravious Hill)
Billy RogersBienville High SchoolBienvilleLAMr. Rogers always helps me with my schoolwork or any other problem I may have. He is caring and a great listener. (Mechiala Hampton)
Tilley SullivanBienville High SchoolBienvilleLAMs. Sullivan is a hard worker. She will make sure that you understand even if she has to teach the lesson ten times. She is also willing to make compromises. She allows us to have a voice in how we learn math. (Jamal Russell)
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Franklinton High SchoolFranklintonLAWendy, Shelby, and Jonathan write: "Ms. Tageant is the type of teacher that understands what her students go through, and we love her dearly!"
Scherwanda WadeBienville High SchoolBienvilleLAMrs. Wade is a great teacher and an excellent coach. She cares about us a lot and would do anything to help us learn. (her 2010-11 6th Grade Class)
Dareyl Plue IIILaurel Elementary SchoolLaurelMDMr. Plue describes everything thoroughly and makes sure we understand everything in his Physical Education classes (Pre-K-6th). (Moxa Patel)
Jane PachecoSeekonk High SchoolSeekonkMAMrs. Pacheco has helped me and others tremendously here at Seekonk High and deserves to be acknowledged.
Susan RockwoodStoughton High SchoolStoughtonMAWe wish to recognize Mrs. Susan Rockwood for her outstanding devotion of 30+ years to the education of young people, which has led to many successes both past and present. She tirelessly navigated the path on which our son has traveled through his high school career. She represents the epitome of a devoted educator of her craft, a craft which has brought about positive change in our son! She is without a doubt a teacher who has made a difference in not only the life of our son, but that of many students' lives. You are "One in a Million" Susan Rockwood! (Joanne and John Cull)
Trisha SheaSeekonk High SchoolSeekonkMAMrs. Shea has really helped many students, including myself, at Seekonk High School. She deserves to be recognized.
Miss Betty PriceHenry Ford Middle SchoolHighland ParkMIMiss Price, a revolutionary black teacher in the 1960's, took interest in a lonely white child in a predominantly black school and helped her realize she was smart and had a bright future. Thank you, Miss Price! (Rachelle M. Smith)
Valerie AdamsCreekmoor ElementaryRaymoreMOThanks for being a great role model and wonderful teacher. (Honored by Natalie)
Sherry BeanFirm Foundations Learning CenterArnoldMOSherry does a great job of juggling her 5th grade classroom and planning for music class for the whole school, at the same time. All the kids love her!!!
Valorie CarmerGrain Valley High SchoolGrain ValleyMOMrs. Carmer always gives her students the information they need to become productive citizens of society.
Lendy DonohoTina-AvalonTinaMOMrs. Donoho had such a positive impact on my high school years! She is truly there for the kids. I cannot thank her enough!
Janna ElfrinkReed Spring Elementary SchoolReed SpringMOShe nominated the Crayfish for state invertebrate
Ken ElfrinkBlueEye High SchoolBlueEyeMO
Brandi GallawayFirm Foundations Learning CenterArnoldMOMrs. Gallaway is a great "hands-on" teacher. Her 2nd grade students get a lot of life experiences.
Patsy HardyBayless Intermediate SchoolSt LouisMOPat Hardy, a 5th grade teacher, is my colleague. She will retire this year after more than 25 years as a classroom teacher. Her students always learn and leave her class with organizational skills and self-discipline. It has been an honor to work next door to her. (Gina McCullough)
Kristi HouseFirm Foundations Learning CenterArnoldMOMrs. House is a wonderful kindergarten teacher who loves her students and goes out of her way to make learning fun and effective!
Amanda MontgomeryFirm Foundations Learning CenterArnoldMOMiss Montgomery brings creativity to her 6th grade class every day!
Christin MerzFirm Foundations Learning CenterArnoldMOShe does her best to make learning fun for her students, including my daughter.
Judy TimmermanFirm Foundations Learning CenterArnoldMOShe loves to see children learn and succeed. She also loves to give wonderful incentives to her 3rd graders.
Dan SchneiderNotre Dame de SionKansas CityMOFor your many years of amazing support in the classroom, attending students' sporting events, volunteering your time, energy and resources for kids' futures. It doesn't go unnoticed! You are great! (the Williams family)
Rita LampenCordill-Mason ElementaryBlue SpringsMOMrs. Lampen cares about her students and sets a wonderful foundation for her students' school careers.
Steven SchonhoffHelias Catholic High SchoolJefferson CityMOBrother Steven was the best teacher my daughter ever had. He is dedicated, intelligent, and caring with outstanding integrity. (Phillip R. Pitts)
Stephanie WallaceFirm Foundations Learning CenterArnoldMOShe encourages her 4th grade students to enjoy learning and seek out answers on their own.
Tina BrittFranklin Upper Elementary SchoolMeadvilleMSMrs. Britt, a fifth grade teacher, took the time out of her busy schedule to touch my child in such a way as to create a new found love for learning.
M.L. Doc SennettNorthwest Rankin High SchoolBrandonMSBeing with her in Chemistry class is enough to make a difference in her students' lives.
Kim WyattMilam Elementary SchoolTupeloMSMs. Wyatt loves me and taught me to stay in school. ----Tre'
Cindy DoggettPalmer Public SchoolPalmerNEI want to recognize my teacher, Mrs. Doggett, because she makes math class fun and is always there to help us when needed. -----Nathan Robertson
Howard FaberCentral Park ElementaryOmahaNEIn the 5th grade, he made learning fun for us.
Mary GregoskiPalmer Public SchoolPalmerNEI want to recognize my teacher, Mrs. Gregoski, for what she does in class and how hypergetic she is. She makes learning exciting and fun. ----Nathan Robertson
Dennis MottlPalmer Public SchoolPalmerNEI want to recognize my teacher, Mr. Mottl, because he pushes us to do things even if we think we can't-- because it will help us later on. I want to thank him for that. --- Nathan Robertson
Robert ByattWest Deptford High SchoolWest DeptfordNJHe was my teacher. He was my coach. He was my mentor. He held me accountable for my actions on the court and in the classroom, and he helped teach me how to grow into a man in the absence of my biological father. (Jonathan Strout)
Annette HardinCarlsbad High SchoolCarlsbadNMMs. Hardin works our butts off, she knows everything and makes us go with her on all kinds of literature adventures. She is crazy! But fun!
Charlotte SibleyCarlsbad High SchoolCarlsbadNMMrs. Sibley cares so much and gets us ready fot the AP exam
Joan L. GoldsmithKing Street SchoolPort ChesterNYThe most dedicated, creative teacher we know. A teacher's teacher!! (Marsha and Ric Iverson)
Willard Allen HellerPerry High SchoolPerryNYBill is special for his creative, thorough and engaging Spanish lessons that draw from a broad range of disciplines, and that takes into consideration all levels of ability, as well as his generous sharing of ideas and materials with hundreds of colleagues.
Rhonda KingCherry Valley-SpringfieldCherry ValleyNYShe is a real expert (Library Media Specialist) who helps us with our research and the writing of our papers. She always goes the extra mile. [from the CV-S Mathematics Honor Society]
Kimberly MacDonaldPS 206 Joseph F. Lamb School, BrooklynNYMrs. MacDonald is dedicated to the academic success and emotional well-being of her students above and beyond the call of duty. (Honored by Allison Weintraub McFeeley)
Jo Anna Riegle ScherrerKramer Lane SchoolBethpageNYFor her outstanding contributions as a teacher of elementary school and music from 1968 to 1995, Jo Anna is honored as "One in a Million" by her son Tommy Scherrer.
William R. ShaulCherry Valley-SpringfieldCherry ValleyNYHe is an outstanding teacher who makes learning fun. He always goes the extra mile. [from the CV-S Mathematics Honor Society]
Lori ShusterCherry Valley-SpringfieldCherry ValleyNYShe makes learning fun; she is caring; and she always goes the extra mile. (from the CV-S Mathematics Honor Society)
Olivia Barton-LynchEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best to the children in her infant to 5 year age group every day!
Kim CampbellEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best every day!
Wendy DanielSpringfield Middle SchoolLucamaNCShe has, through caring and inspiration, given me reasons to continue working through obstacles and to strive for my best.
Mychal DottsEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCHe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. He gives his best to these children every day!
Holly DukeEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best every day!
Shannon DupreeEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best every day!
Ryan FarringtonEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCPlays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. Gives the very best to these children [infant to 5] every day!
Mary FisherEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best every day!
Wendy ForeEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best every day!
Colette FronebergerEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best every day!
Dana FullerEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best every day!
Paula GalesEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best every day!
Gloria GantEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best every day!
Aisha HamptonEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best every day!
Denise HurdEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best every day!
Chamika JacksonEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best to these children every day!
Debra JeffersonEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best every day!
James JoinerEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCHe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. He gives his best to these children every day!
Mary KaczynskiEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best to these children every day!
Latasha K. KellyEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best to these children every day!
Janice KentEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best to these children every day!
Linda KingEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best to these children every day!
Nekeshia LanceEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best to these children every day!
Latasha LucasEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best to these children every day!
Miranda MartinEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best to these children every day!
Lucie McMillianEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best to these children every day!
Melissa MooreEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best to these children every day!
Andrea NelsonEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best to these children every day!
Tina NormanEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best to these children every day!
Caitlyn O'DonnellEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best to these children every day!
Brittany ParkerEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best to these children every day!
Nikki PaynterEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best to these children every day!
Christie PetersonEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best to these children every day!
Brooke SchneiderEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best to these children every day!
Harriette ScottEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best to these children every day!
Monique StaleyEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best to these children every day!
Stephanie StewartEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best to these children every day!
Jane StewartEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best to these children every day!
Jessica WatersEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best to these children every day!
Shanel WardsworthEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best to these children every day!
Patrice WhiteEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best to these children every day!
Gwen WilliamsonEarly Childhood CenterGreensboroNCShe plays a critical role in ensuring that young children get off to a great start and go on to become lifelong learners. She gives her best to these children every day!
Vicki BaldwinMiddletown H.S. Success AcademyMiddletownOHShe is totally devoted to helping at-risk students achieve their goal of high school graduation. (Carmela Cotter)
Anna BowmanMiddletown H.S. Success AcademyMiddletownOHShe is totally devoted to helping at-risk students achieve their goal of high school graduation. (Carmela Cotter)
Michael BurdineMiddletown H.S. Success AcademyMiddletownOHHe is totally devoted to helping at-risk students achieve their goal of high school graduation. (Carmela Cotter)
Juli FoleyMiddletown H.S. Success AcademyMiddletownOHShe is totally devoted to helping at-risk students achieve their goal of high school graduation. (Carmela Cotter)
Jay FryMiddletown H.S. Success AcademyMiddletownOHHe is totally devoted to helping at-risk students achieve their goal of high school graduation. (Carmela Cotter)
Katrina ReedMiddletown H.S. Success AcademyMiddletownOHShe is totally devoted to helping at-risk students achieve their goal of high school graduation. (Carmela Cotter)
Joseph RicciChardon High SchoolChardonOHMr. Ricci protected his students during the recent shooting tragedy at Chardon High School. He also risked his own life to save a student victim in the hallway. He is "one in a million."
Tom RunyanMiddletown H.S. Success AcademyMiddletownOHHe is totally devoted to helping at-risk students achieve their goal of high school graduation. (Carmela Cotter)
Lisa RobsonLorain County JVSOberlinOHShe goes out of her way all the time for her students and she helps out no matter what
Claire GreenMiddletown H.S. Success AcademyMiddletownOHShe is totally devoted to helping at-risk students achieve their goal of high school graduation. (Carmela Cotter)
Frank HallChardon High SchoolChardonOHMr. Hall helped stop the shooting at Chardon HS and helped save lives, while putting his own life at risk. He is a true hero.
Shirley JohnsonMiddletown H.S. Success AcademyMiddletownOHShe is totally devoted to helping at-risk students achieve their goal of high school graduation. (Carmela Cotter)
Brian KingMiddletown H.S. Success AcademyMiddletownOHHe is totally devoted to helping at-risk students achieve their goal of high school graduation. (Carmela Cotter)
Jennifer McGuffeyMiddletown H.S. Success AcademyMiddletownOHShe is totally devoted to helping at-risk students achieve their goal of high school graduation. (Carmela Cotter)
Coral SmithMaplehurstNorwalkOHI had Mrs. Smith for a teacher in 1st and 2nd grade. She made learning fun -- I wanted to come to school! She is a hard-working, patient, and very positive teacher! I love Mrs. Smith. (Emily Breitbach age 7)
Darrell S. WoodsHoover High SchoolNorth CantonOHHe is more than a teacher -- he listens and cares about his students by his daily interactions with them.
Cheryl CoffeltWashington Irving ElementaryEdmondOK
Jack GregoryMuskogee High SchoolMuskogeeOKJack Gregory epitomized quality education, He was a caring, motivating role model who helped shape who I am today
Mrs. HolsingerVandaver Elementary SchoolBroken ArrowOKShe made learning fun! (Holli Schletzbaum)
Paul HaynieTahlequah Middle SchoolTahlequahOKHe is funny and full of knowledge, he made my 8th grade unforgettable.
Mike MeigsTahlequah Middle SchoolTahlequahOKHe is fun as he teaches, but actually got his words into my head
Elsie MorrisTahlequah High SchoolTahlequahOKShe is the best teacher in the world!
Molly WilsonSky Ranch ElementaryMooreOKAn amazing woman who changed my life!
Brandi ScraperWestville High SchoolWestvilleOKShe is a really great person and an excellent teacher who deserves to be recognized for her accomplishments
Linda Kay PulliamChecotah ElementaryChecotahOKShe made her students love school and challenged them to become lifelong learners.
Vicki ReeceWestville High SchoolWestvilleOKShe has been a great influence on my life and on hundreds of other students
Bonney RogersTahlequah High SchoolTahlequahOKHe is good and nice teacher; he does not care if you suck; he still tells you "good job."
Michael PalmerArdenward (1st grade)MilwaukeeORMr. Palmer has a great sense of humor.
Helen AnfensenCochranton Grades 1-12CochrantonPAWith no prior education she inspired in us (me) a joy for gaining knowledge forever
Ray HeitzmannyVillanova UniversityVillanovaPADr. Heitzmann has influenced students' lives while teaching in Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia. He now teaches undergraduate and graduate students at Villanova University, influencing them as an outstanding role model. He is truly "one in a million."
Gary MackWyoming Valley WestKingstonPAHe teaches 8th grade math and is a great teacher. He's always helping someone!
Sharon MellingerAllerdice High SchoolPittsburghPAI am honoring Sharon Mellinger for her tremendous intellectual capacity,mcreative abilities, and total commitment that she brings to all levels of the French language.
Ellen Bernard ShragerAbingdon Junior High SchoolAbingdonPAI am honoring Ellen for her total, loving dedication to the development, both academic and personal, of ALL the students in the crucial middle years, whether assigned to her Spanish classes or not.
Rodney ThompsonClearfield County Career & Technology CenterClearfieldPAMr. Thompson has a great teaching strategy and is always willing to help whenever possible. Awesome person all around!! (Betsy Graffius)
Michelle BeaulieuPortsmouth High SchoolPortsmouthRIMs. Beaulieu, a high school special education teacher, is funny, caring, and organized. She never gives up on me. She helped me stay in school and lets me have a voice.
Marilyn ThompsonPortsmouth High SchoolPortsmouthRIMrs. Thompson, my history teacher, is kind, caring, and listens to me. She breaks down the concepts so that I can understand them. She believes in me!
Jackie JandlMontrose Public SchoolMontroseSDMrs. Jandl has devoted over 30 years to families and students within the Montrose School District. Her tireless dedication and love of learning have earned her respect with her students and colleagues across the state. She is seen as a friend, counselor, and mentor to many. Mrs. Jandl is truly "One in a Million." I have seen her magic firsthand as my 5th grade English teacher and as my devoted Mother.
Angela BatailleCedar Bluff ElementaryKnoxvilleTNIn third grade-- She gave us reading/ game days to enjoy our reading. (from Leslie Idol)
Melissa BestHighland Park ElementaryLenoir CityTNShe is gifted artistically and takes this into her classroom with fun hands-on projects that we remember!
Debby HallSequoyah Hills Early Enrichment ProgramKnoxvilleTNShe is kind and considerate of her class. (from Leslie Idol)
Misty HollowayCedar Bluff ElementaryKnoxvilleTNIn her first grade class--- She let us listen to music while we worked, which helped me work. (from Leslie Idol)
Jennie WilliamsCedar Bluff ElementaryKnoxvilleTNIn 4th grade-- Mrs. Williams gave us hands-on Science, using microscopes, objects, etc. (from Leslie Idol)
Alisa TernesCedar Bluff ElementaryKnoxvilleTNIn second grade-- She let you sit in beanbag chairs to read. She has great educational games for English. (from Leslie Idol)
Jennie WilliamsCedar Bluff ElementaryKnoxvilleTNIn 4th grade-- Mrs. Williams gave us hands-on Science, using microscopes, objects, etc. (from Leslie Idol)
Lloyd BagwellThe Carter AcademySan AntonioTXHe is an outstanding teacher, and is respected by all of his sudents.
Paul BenterThe Carter AcademySan AntonioTX
Phil CastilloThe Carter AcademySan AntonioTXPhil is an outstanding music teacher for small children
Wendy CastilloThe Carter AcademySan AntonioTXWendy is an outstanding math teacher
Meaghan DellThe Carter AcademySan AntonioTXMeaghan is an outstanding social studies teacher.
Winnifred ElliottPaschal High SchoolFort WorthTXShe was a happy, positive, and awe-inspiring English teacher.
Mary FrithRowlettRowlettTXShe's an awesome teacher and loves teaching.
Alejandra GalvanThe Carter AcademySan AntonioTXAlegandra works hard to meet the needs of her students. She is very involved at the school.
Father JosephLanere' High SchoolEast WoodTXHe is small of stature but demanding of order in the classroom. Quiet demander, I learned to love math from him.
Linda LanglaisThe Carter AcademySan AntonioTXLinda works hard to meet the needs of all of her students! She is very organized.
Joanna LiskaWhitcomb ElementaryHoustonTXMrs. Liska has helped my son, Joe, to love going to school.
David L. MathenyTexas Christian UniversityFort WorthTXDave was not only my debate coach, but he was also my mentor, friend, and father figure. I appreciate all that he did to prepare me for the real world! I treasure his friendship. (Carol Strickland)
Amanda McQuadeThe Carter AcademySan AntonioTXShe is an outstanding science teacher
Ruby MixonPaschal High SchoolFort WorthTXRemarkable, independent woman taught me to think objectively and critically, don't accept things without question.
Brenda MurphyThe Carver AcademySan AntonioTXShe is dedicated to teaching children.
Deborah MurphyThe Carter AcademySan AntonioTXDeborah is a very organized and thoughtful teacher.
Phil LanglaisThe Carter AcademySan AntonioTXPhil relates well with his students and their parents
Patricia SekulaWhitcomb ElementaryHoustonTXMrs. Sekula is a terrific teacher to my son, Jake.
Carol Ross StacyNewman Smith High SchoolCarrolltonTXShe had complete devotion to creating a passion for, and a pride in, her Hispanic students' knowledge of their language and culture.
Miriam ToddPaschal High SchoolFort WorthTXShe was my inspiration to become a speech/drama teacher who cares about teaching and about her students. She was demanding, loving, and open-minded in her classroom. She trained so many would-be thespians and even some future stars. We will always remember "Mimi" and the influence she had on our lives.
Shannon WestThe Carver AcademySan AntonioTXShannon makes P.E. fun for her students.
Courtney WilliamsThe Carter AcademySan AntonioTXCourtney goes over and beyond each day. She is an outstanding teacher.
Holly WeissThe Carter AcademySan AntonioTXHolly is a dedicated teacher, very organized and is a great role model.
Carol McNairCamel's Hump Middle SchoolRichmondVTShe is an inspiration to me. She genuinely cares about her students. She is the reason I am currently pursuing a degree in middle grades education. I want to make a difference in students' lives the way she made a difference in my life. (Melissa Haskins)
Linda DadonRuffner Middle SchoolNorfolkVAShe has helped me so much. She never gave up on me.
Ann Harris ZunigaWakefield High SchoolArlingtonVAShe had a gentle and caring personal touch with both her Spanish students and colleagues, combined with tremendous creativity in adapting the curriculum to her students' interests and abilities.
Brigitte TennisStella Schola Middle SchoolRedmondWAMrs. Tennis creates life-changing memories for her students daily due to her commitment to making a difference every day! (Nan Cleveland)
Rena TurnerD.A. Smith Middle SchoolOzarkALShe is a Special Education Teacher at D.A. Smith Middle School. She goes above and beyond her job requirements to help her students succeed in school...and in life. She is dedicated, kind, and compassionate. She loves her job, and her students with her whole heart. She is an amazing person...and a fine example of what a teacher should be.
Mazlina PaceMelbourne Elementary SchoolLakewoodCA
Paul BachmanBaker High School BakerCA
Eric AndersonEllsworth High SchoolEllsworthKSStudents enjoyed science and attending class because he was creative with his lessons.
Amy JohnsonEllsworth High SchoolEllsworthKSI absolutely despised math, but she made it better and I actually understood everything.
Eric CoonrodEllsworth High SchoolEllsworthKSMr. Coonrod sparked my interest in Social Studies. Class was always interesting.
Kevin HaxtonEllsworth High SchoolEllsworthKSHe is a high energy teacher with an always positive attitude.
Clay ManesEllsworth High SchoolEllsworthKSHe made class fun every day and held us accountable at the same time.
Terrekka BallengerFt. WashingtonMD
Sarah AlarieChesterMD
Glen StricklandEmporia State UniversityEmporiaKSThank you for being so nice. Your interest in everything and everyone is great!
Carol StricklandEmporia State UniversityEmporiaKSThank you for being such a good teacher and a great person!
Bob HaselhuhnEmporia High SchoolEmporiaKSMr. Haselhuhn provided our band class with a fun learning environment. With a fun, yet serious personality, we were able to achieve many musical accomplishments.
Linda GreenwoodSan Pasqual UnionMrs. Greenwood was supportive the entire 2 years I was in her class. She helped me personally with my education and I am forever grateful for teachers like her.
Brianna HenshawEmporia State UniversityEmporiaKS
Ms. KhanAldridgeChicagoIL
Dr. Ronald FreezeEmporia State UniversityEmporiaKSThank you Dr. Freeze. You are an inspiration for many students.
Chris EnnisWest Middle SchoolI was blessed to have a teacher like Ms. Ennis. She made school fun. I appreciate her for everything she has done for me.
Michael GravesMike you are an Excellent teacher. Thanks for everything!
Jeff MuldoonEmporia State UniversityEmporiaKSJeff is a great guy, visionary!
Amy WolchCentral High SchoolThank you for everything!
John HardingLowther Middle SchoolEmporiaKSA very dedicated teacher who enjoyed his subjects and his students for 29 year that he taught.
William ClamurroEmporia State UniveristyEmporiaKSDr. Clamurro, Thank you for all that you do. You are a very intelligigent teacher and I'm very lucky to have had you for the past two years, as my teacher.
Mr. Gaetan RivetJules Guesde High SchoolFranceThank you for being such a good teacher and helping me find my career orientation.
Dr. Valgene LittlefieldNortheastern State UniversiityTahlequahOKThis man epitomizes what a caring, compassionate and intelligent teacher can do for students. He helped students excel beyond their own expectations because he believe in them.
Tricia ArmstrongSt. Thomas AquinasWichitaKSMrs. Armstrong is awesome and sweet. She would give us extra recess. She taught me so well and prepared me for middle school. She also taught everything with a smile.
Alice McNeishAlicia Shanks Essex Elementary SchoolEssexVTIn honor of her retirement.
Mattie KempAiken Jr. High SchoolAikenSCAwesome science teacher, inspiring students of many backgrounds
Angela EwingLincoln ElementaryWellingtonKSAngela teaches 4th grade. She cares about all her students. Last year was especially difficult for her class as one of her students was killed by his mother. Shepherding the rest of her class thru the trama was difficult. But she held all their hands and hearts.
Mary HoneckPleasant Valley Middle SchoolWichitaKSSweet!
Dr. Elizabeth K. WardTexas Wesleyan UniversityFort WorthTXBest mom, best teacher! #swaggiest
Mrs. Stephanie GarciaAndover Central High SchoolAndoverKSShe inspired me to study abroad in Spain, and to be a Spanish Teacher
Mrs. Kala OlivierTimmermanEmporiaKSMrs. Olivier makes makes every child and every parent feel like they are special. She goes above and beyond what is necessary! Mrs. Olivier is One in a Million and if I could have her every year I would" Braxton

Thank you Mrs. Olivier for making this year most enjoyable for Braxton. You truly are amazing!
Lisa DollPima County J-TedTucsonAZBest wife, teacher and mom, ever!
Alison BeckwithPark Hill ElementaryDerbyKSMrs. Beckwith runs her classroom like a well-oiled machine and is the most kind, calm teacher you will meet. She takes the time to really know each of her students and their interests outside of the classroom, reaching far beyond the hours she's required to be present with her students.
Judith WilliamsCastle Dome Middle SchoolYumaAZLifetime of inspiration which led to generations of amazing teachers. #Exceptional #teachersliveforever
Jennifer HendersonJames B. Rolle ElementaryYumaAZ2016 Teacher of the Year Nominee-Primary
Penny DotenJames B. Rolle ElementaryYumaAZ2016 Teacher of the Year Nominee Intermediate
Erika WhiteJames B. Rolle ElementaryYumaAZ2016 Teacher of the Year Nominee First Year Teacher
Stephanie JaureguiJames B. Rolle ElementaryYumaAZ2016 Teacher of the Year Nominee Special Area