7 named 2013 Kansas Master Teachers

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) - Seven educators have been named to the 2013 class of Kansas Master Teachers by Emporia State University.

This is the 60th year for the recognition program, which honors teachers who have demonstrated excellence in the classroom and their profession. The master teachers were announced Wednesday and will be honored April 3 at a ceremony in Emporia.

This year's honorees are Juliann Bliese, Olathe; Michelle Lynn Bogner, Dodge City; Kathleen Bowen, Lawrence; Kacie Evans, Alta Vista; Kelley Norman, Topeka; Michele Ann Palmgren, Salina; and Tara Walrod, Overland Park.

Two master teachers will also go to Emporia State for part of a semester to make presentations to education students.

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