For her outstanding contributions as a tenth and eleventh grade language arts teacher, Heather is recognized on the Donors’ Wall of Fame by Ken and Kay Schallenkamp, of Emporia, Kansas.
As a young career teacher, Heather is concerned about each of her students. She takes a personal interest in each one and encourages them to excel.
Heather Newbury will complete her masters degree this year while working full time and while raising two children.
For her outstanding contributions as an elementary school teacher, Edythe is recognized on the Donors’ Wall of Fame by Bonnie Ott.
Edythe Winsor began her teaching career in a one room school house in 1933. She taught in Rural Schools until 1939 and then taught in Oilfield School in District 106 from 1949-1953. Ms. Winsor then started teaching at Virgil Elementary in 1953 and continued there until 1961. From 1961-1984, Edythe taught at Madison Elementary in Madison, Kansas.
According to Bonnie Ott:
Edythe Winsor was my 8th grade teacher at Oilfield School, District #106 in Greenwood County, Kansas in 1949-1950. She did an excellent job of teaching grades 5-8 in this two-room school . My memories are of a secure, studious and friendly atmosphere in Edythe’s classroom. She taught us well, and we 8th graders did well on our county exams.
25 years later I had the privilege of teaching with Edythe for ten years at Madison Elementary School where she taught second grade and I was the Learning Resource Teacher. So she has had a long-term positive influence on my life. I am very grateful for the privilege of having this excellent teacher and co-worker.
For her outstanding contributions as a high school mathematics teacher, Esther is recognized on the Donors’ Wall of Fame by George Osborn, of Emporia, Kansas.
Starting a career in a one room school and continuing on to teach classes in advanced algebra in a metropolitan high school was a natural path for a dedicated teacher from a farm background north of Emporia.
Besides being an outstanding instructor in her field of mathematics, each summer Esther returned to the hay fields on the Nicklin farm. No one could surpass her ability to handle a span of mules! Her language was always proper in addressing the mules, Polly and Molly.
After her retirement from teaching, Esther dedicated many years of community service as a Pink Lady at Newman Hospital.
For her outstanding contributions as an Educational Technology and fifth grade teacher, Anne is recognized on the Donors’ Wall of Fame by her parents, Bob and Polly Sauder of Emporia, Kansas.
Annie grew up in Emporia and attended Walnut Elementary School, Lowther Middle School, and graduated from Emporia High School in 1972. She received her degree in Education from University of Kansas in 1976. After raising three daughters and completing more education, Annie taught fifth grade at Burt Elementary School in Clarksville, Tennessee for six years. After Anne completed her Master’s degree at Austin Peay State University, she was offered a teaching position in the education department. She received her Doctor of Education degree August 7, 2004. Currently, Anne conducts seminars all over the country on technology in the classroom.
Anne has taught school for a total of nine years now, and she is currently writing a book on the use of technology in the classroom.