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


Floyd "Stan" Standridge

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1998 Kansas Master Teacher

Counselor
Salina High School South
USD 305, Salina

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As chair of the guidance department at Salina High School South since 1981, Standridge believes that caring, concerned teachers make life changing differences for students. "I believe that when students know I see them as special, I give them the opportunity to believe in themselves."

One colleague describes Standridge as "an average, even timid looking fellow whose heart is filled with passion for what is right, and true, and beautiful
among us."

He was one of two Salina teachers and 502 teachers nationwide selected in 1997 to participate in the Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program, started by Japan to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the U.S. government's Fulbright program.

Other honors include USD 305's You Make a Difference Award and School Board's Excellence Employee Award, the University of Kansas' Department of Education 25-year Service Award, Salina High South's Cougar Recognition Award, Salina Public School's Friend of Prevention Award, and the
Department of Human Resources / State of Kansas Outstanding Guidance Awards in 1980 and 1981.

A native of Sallisaw, Okla., Standridge earned an associate's degree from Conners State College, a bachelor's degree from Northeastern State (Okla.), and master's degrees from Emporia State University and Kansas State University. He has completed post-graduate work at three institutions.