Building Winners for Teacher of the Year Announced

Building Winners for Teacher of the Year Award Announced
Posted on 10/08/2021
Building Teacher of the Year Award Winners

The Spring Hill School District is proud to announce its building level winners for the 2023 Teacher of the Year award. This award recognizes the district's outstanding certified teachers who excel in the areas of student success, content expertise, innovation and service to the profession.

"Teacher of the Year recognizes Spring Hill educators that go above and beyond for students.  These individuals cultivate learning environments where students thrive.  We are proud to have these teachers leading in our classrooms," said Director of Teaching & Learning Dr. Erin Smith. 

Each building established a review committee to select their building winner for the district competition; Each building winner then moves on as a nominee for the district-level recognition. The following teachers were first nominated by their peers, and then selected for their excellence in teaching at their buildings:

  • Spring Hill Early Learning Academy - Jennifer Schmidtberger

  • Dayton Creek Elementary School - Melissa Snow

  • Prairie Creek Elementary School - Ashley Cunningham

  • Spring Hill Elementary School - Anthony Sublette

  • Timber Sage Elementary School - Adrienne Besler

  • Wolf Creek Elementary School - Stephanie Pankewich

  • Spring Hill Middle School - Alexandria Tunnicliff

  • Woodland Spring Middle School - Jessica Gazzano

  • Spring Hill High School - Alex Winkler

Each year the Kansas State Department of Education sponsors a statewide competition looking for two outstanding teachers to become its Teacher of the Year. The district level winners for the elementary and secondary levels will be announced next Tuesday, October 12. Our two district honorees will submit applications to be considered for the state’s award. Its  mission is to build and utilize a network of exemplary teachers who are leaders in the improvement of schools, student performance and the teaching profession.