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Teachers of the Year Announced 2023

Teachers of the Year Announced
Posted on 10/16/2023
Kelsey Wood, special education teacher at Cottonwood Elementary School, was named SPS Elementary Teacher of the Year. Kelsey doesn't merely teach; she builds a nurturing classroom environment that radiates acceptance and safety. Her unique skill set allows her to communicate with empathy, never compromising on technical precision.
Kelsey Wood portraitKelsey with students
Mike Hall, mathematics teacher at Central High School, was named SPS Secondary Teacher of the Year. Mike consistently turns challenges into opportunities with his solution-oriented mindset and his versatility is inspiring. He is dedicated to fostering potential and growth in every student - shaping minds and shaping futures.
Mike Hall portraitMike Hall award
Next steps for Kelsey and Mike include completing applications that will be reviewed at the state level, along with other district’s candidates, to identify regional finalists. From this pool the Kansas Teacher of the Year will be selected. Congratulations to Kelsey Wood and Mike Hall!