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Building Honorees for Teacher of the Year Award Announced, 09/29/2022

Spring Hill Schools is excited to announce its building-level honorees for the 2024 Kansas 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.

"Spring Hill Schools is filled with some of the finest educators and staff in the metro area," said Director of Human Resources Michelle Hackney. “The Building Teacher of the Year honorees embody the qualities of excellence in teaching and are fine representatives of our district. Our students are the true winners each day because of their dedication and mastery of the art of teaching.”

The following teachers were first nominated, and then selected by their building for their excellence in teaching at their schools:

  • Spring Hill Early Learning Academy - Heather Thompson
  • Dayton Creek Elementary - Megan Daniels
  • Prairie Creek Elementary - Megan Bubb
  • Spring Hill Elementary - Hanna Kline
  • Timber Sage Elementary - Jamie Wyse
  • Wolf Creek Elementary - Sarah Dwyer
  • Spring Hill Middle - Taylor Woodward
  • Woodland Spring Middle - Autumn Beashore
  • Spring Hill High - Emily Veer

Heather Thompson smiling with SHELA Teacher of the Year certificateMegan Daniels smiling with DCES Teacher of the Year certificateMegan Bubb smiling with PCES Teacher of the Year certificate

Hanna Kline smiling with SHES Teacher of the Year certificateJamie Wyse smiling with TSES Teacher of the Year certificateSarah Dwyer smiling with WCES Teacher of the Year certificate

Taylor Woodward smiling with SHMS Teacher of the Year certificateAutumn Beashore smiling with WSMS Teacher of the Year certificateEmily Veer smiling with SHHS Teacher of the Year certificate

"Building Teacher of the Year honors the leaders in the education profession," said Director of Teaching & Learning Dr. Erin Smith. “These individuals work tirelessly to improve student learning and ensure our children are ready for college and careers. We are fortunate in Spring Hill Schools to have these teacher leaders in our classrooms.”

Each year, the Kansas State Department of Education sponsors a statewide competition looking for an outstanding teacher to become its Kansas Teacher of the Year. The district honorees for the elementary and secondary levels will be announced Monday, October 10. Our two district honorees will then 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.