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ESU Alum Receives 'Oscar' of Teaching Profession

Jan. 20, 2023 The Teachers College

When Kristine Becker entered the gymnasium of Logan Elementary School in North Topeka on Wednesday for a school assembly, she was wondering what good news she would hear.

Fall News From the National Teachers Hall of Fame

Dec. 15, 2022 The Teachers College

Class of 2020 Inductee Dr. Melissa Collins is the 2022-2023 Tennessee Teacher of the Year. Collins is a second-grade teacher at John P. Freeman Optional School in Memphis-Shelby County Schools in Memphis where she has taught since 1995. Collins will represent Tennessee in the National Teacher of the Year competition and serve as an ambassador for education in the state throughout the 2022-23 school year.

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Hall of Fame Representatives to Honor Newtown Memorial

Dec. 12, 2022 The Teachers College

Three representatives from The National Teachers Hall of Fame will travel to Newtown, Connecticut, on Wednesday to pay tribute to the Sandy Hook educators and lay a wreath at the new memorial dedicated in November in Newtown.

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Emporia State Builds on Legacy of Teacher Education

Nov. 16, 2022 The Teachers College

With nearly 160 years of experience training the best teachers for K-12 classrooms, Emporia State University continues to build on its legacy through continued investment in The Teachers College education programs.

NTHF Auction Opens Online Monday; Live Auction is Nov. 17

Nov. 4, 2022 The Teachers College

The 31st annual National Teachers Hall of Fame auction with the goal of raising money for the Class of 2023 induction activities includes a new format this year in addition to the always popular live radio auction format. The online format of the auction is available at and features items separate from items sold during the live radio auction. Bidding for the online items starts Monday, Nov. 7 at 8 a.m. and concludes Monday, Nov. 21 at noon.

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‘Impactful’ and ‘Dedicated’ Educator Named Endowed Professor

Sept. 13, 2022 The Teachers College

Dr. Beth Dobler was named the 2022-23 King Endowed Professor recently by The Teachers College at Emporia State University. She is a professor in the Department of Elementary Education, Early Childhood, and Special Education at Emporia State.

Hall of Fame Honors Teachers With Week of Activities

June 13, 2022 The Teachers College

Exceptional educators will be honored this week as the National Teachers Hall of Fame inducts 10 new members. Two classes of five inductees each will be honored, the first in-person events after the COVID pandemic canceled the schedule in 2020.

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Students to Learn What It Takes to be a Teacher

June 1, 2022 The Teachers College

Kansas high school students will get to experience what it means to be a teacher at the Kansas Future Teacher Academy June 5 through 9. About 60 students from across the state will be meeting at the academy, held at Emporia State University.