Kansas Educator of the Year Application

Recognize an Educator

Every day, teachers, instructors, cooks, janitors, administrators and others make a difference in the lives of students in our communities at preschools, daycares, and elementary, middle and high schools. We want to recognize those people who stand out as educational leaders, invest in students, and go above and beyond. This program is possible thanks to a partnership with Midco, Minsky’s Pizza, McCarthy Subaru of Lawrence and McCarthy Nissan of Lawrence.

How It Works

  1. At the start of each school year, a new “season” starts for the Educator of the Year award program. Community members are encouraged to nominate a leading educator using the form below. 
  2. Each month, we honor an educator, who receives a $200 cash prize, and a pizza delivered to their home. 
  3. All monthly winners are eligible to win the Educator of the Year honor, which is awarded to one of the monthly winners at an end-of-summer banquet. The overall Educator of the Year wins $1,000 cash. The educator's school also receives $3,000, and $2,000 will be donated in the winner's name to a charity of their choice. 

So what are you waiting for? Nominate an educator who makes a difference – today!

Meet the 2019-20 Winners

We had some outstanding Kansas educators nominated for 2019-20 academic year. Meet the nominees and our 2019-20 Educator of the Year Winner and learn what makes them stand out!

Meet the Winners

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Thank You to Our Partners

McCarthy Nissan

Minksy's Pizza

McCarthy Subaru