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2016-17 McPherson Elementary Teacher Of the Year


Teaching Related Experience: Teacher Advisor Council at KSDE, Spirit of Discovery & Imagination

National Board, Presidential Award for Excellence Nominee, Leader of Character Counts & written over $8,000 in educational grants

Grade/Subject you have and/are teaching: 4th/5th grade Teacher at Roosevelt, 3rd grade Teacher at Eisenhower, Kindergarten Teacher at American School of Brasilia, Brazil – 9th grade Teacher at American Institute of Monterrey-Mexico

Personal Interests: Traveling the World, Reading books, Helping plan IF Gathering in McPherson

County, and having a good cup of coffee           



Teaching Experience:  Special Education Teacher for 24 years

Grade/Subject you have and/are teaching: For 9 years Cathy worked with grades K-4 and the last 15 years she has taught grades 3-5 at Washington.

Personal Interests: Gardening and helping her husband with their farming/cattle operation



Teaching Related Experience: Eisenhower Teacher for 4 years

Grade/Subject you have and/are teaching:  1st grade Teacher at Lincoln

Honors you have received: “Honored” to work in this district with amazing people and students!”

Personal Interests: Reading and traveling with family. She is her kids’ biggest, and loudest cheerleader; volunteering with activities in their school.



Teaching Related Experience: Master of Education in Transformational Education

Grade/Subject you have and/are teaching: Special Education Teacher for 8 years, Reading Tutor for 1 year

Honors you have received: Assistive Technology Team Member

Personal Interests: Enjoying family and her beautiful & amazing daughters, spending time outdoors,

camping and taking walks