1998 Kansas
Master Teachers

Brian “Chip” Anderson

USD 497 Lawrence

Candy Birch

USD 233 "Olathe

Janeen Brown

USD 208 WaKeeney

Elizabeth Cronemeyer

USD 464 Tonganoxie

Floyd “Stan” Standridge

USD 305 Salina

Shirley Stein

USD 214 Ulysses

Carol Strickland

USD 253 Emporia

Kansas Master Teacher Award



Brian “Chip” Anderson

1998 Kansas Master Teacher

Math Teacher, Coach
Central Junior High School
USD 497, Lawrence


A math teacher and coach at Central Junior High since 1987, Anderson promotes a learning environment that supports and encourages reasoning and problem solving where students feel free to take intellectual risks. Anderson's skills qualify him to team all math classes from remedial math to upper level high school math.

Current student Sara March said, "If I could clone anyone in the world it would be Brian Anderson. He is not a famous movie star, singer, or genius, he's my math teacher. But I believe he would prove more valuable than any of those. I would make thousands of Mr. Andersons and sell them to algebra students all over the world."

Colleague Kathryn vonEnde said Anderson is respected for "his sense of humor, his integrity, his personal discipline, and for the discipline which he stills in his students -- he is the role model which all students need."

A native of Wichita Falls, Texas, Anderson earned bachelor's degree in math and physical education from Fort Lewis College (Colo.) and a master's degree in secondary math education from Adams State College, (Colo.). A second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Anderson received the Outstanding Service Award from the Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics and has been named to Who's Who Among American Teachers and Outstanding Young Men of America.

He also held teaching and coaching positions at Jefferson West High School in Meridan and Canon City Junior High in Canon City, Colo.