Gardner Edgerton 2015 Secondary Teacher of the Year, Todd Burd, poses with USD 231 Superintedent Pam Stranathan and Gardner Edgerton High School Principal Mark Meyer.

Gardner Edgerton 2015 Secondary Teacher of the Year, Todd Burd, poses with USD 231 Superintedent Pam Stranathan and Gardner Edgerton High School Principal Mark Meyer.

The Gardner Edgerton School District is proud to announce the selection of the 2015 Teachers of the Year. The two outstanding educators selected to advance to the Kansas Teacher of the Year Regional Competition are Jennifer Toman, Wheatridge Middle fifth grade teacher, and Todd Burd, GEHS choir director.
Each year the Kansas State Department of Education looks for one outstanding teacher to become its Teacher of the Year, and sponsors a statewide competition. Each school district is given the opportunity to nominate one elementary and one secondary teacher. Once selected as a District Teacher of the Year winner, an extensive application process must be completed to move on to the regional competition.

Gardner Edgerton 2015 Elementary Teacher of the Year, Jennifer Toman, poses with district and school officials. Photos courtesy of USD 231

Gardner Edgerton 2015 Elementary Teacher of the Year, Jennifer Toman, poses with district and school officials. Photos courtesy of USD 231

A regional selection committee is responsible for selecting six semi-finalists, three elementary teachers and three secondary teachers at the regional level. Each regional finalist becomes a state finalist for the Kansas Teacher of the Year.