2001 Kansas
Master Teachers

Cathy Esquibel**

First Grade Teacher
USD 443 Dodge City

Jeanne Evans

Third Grade Teacher
USD 490 El Dorado

Betty Lavery**

Physical Education Teacher
USD 229 Stilwell

Leona Madden

Library Media Specialist
USD 489 Hays

Margaret McClatchey

Theatre Arts Teacher
USD 512 Shawnee Mission

Rosemary A. Riordan

Art Teacher
USD 512 Shawnee Mission

Jane Sak

Technology Integration Specialist
USD 229 Blue Valley



Jerry Long*

Associate Dean
Emporia State University

Kansas Master Teacher Award

Jerry Long

Jerry Long, Ed.D.

2001 Kansas Master Teacher

Associate Dean
The Teachers College

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Honors and Awards

During his career, Dr. Long has had 23 grants totaling over 1 million dollars funded. He has had numerous articles published in major journals in the field and has served as a reviewer of numerous text books used in teacher education.

Other honors include:
Woodrow Wilson Fellowship
Pi Gamma Mu
Phi Alpha Theta
Outstanding Educators of America, 1975
Marquis Edition, Who's Who in the South and Southwest 
The American Biographical Institute, The Director of Distinguished Americans 
Award of Excellence for American Indian Education, Montana Advisory Council for Indian Education and Board of Public Education, Montana, 1992


What People Say

"Since he is such a quiet and conscientious professional, I feel that too often, he is not recognized for his outstanding work. I have had the pleasure of working with him for almost three years at Emporia State University. During this time, he has been my mentor, my friend, and a superb supervisor. He is an avid team player, who seeks little glory and generously gives others his time and energy. Perhaps his greatest asset is his tremendous sense of fairness and objectivity, particularly as he relates to students. I have conferred with him often when encountering problems with students and student teachers because of his persistent ability to be fair and impartial while protecting the integrity of The Teachers College and teacher education as well. Dr. Long has a unique blend of highly professional ethics and a wonderful sense of humor, that so many of us who have worked with him have enjoyed and even envied." Dr. Sue Smith, Director, Office of Professional Education Services, ESU 

"Dr. Jerry Long is the consummate educator! He has devoted his professional life--more than three decades--to the field of education. Jerry has witnessed success in middle and high school classrooms in Kansas and Arkansas as a social studies teacher and has had a positive and profound influence on teacher preparation in Oklahoma, Arkansas, West Virginia, Montana, and Kansas. A hallmark of his career is his commitment to ensuring that all children and youth should be afforded appropriate opportunities for an education. As the result of his efforts, this belief is instilled within the teacher preparation program at ESU through articulated diversity and multicultural outcomes for all of our students. Dr. Long is a highly respected professional who, throughout his career, has been a "Master Teacher." Dr. Tes Mehring, Dean, The Teachers College, ESU

"It is fitting that Dr. Jerry Long received this award. I know of no one else who is so committed to improving the quality of teacher education. We respect his advice and leadership. He serves as the "one who knows" all the rules and regulations concerning the curriculum and the myriad of administrative tasks. He is fiercely tenacious for quality as he expects the best from us as faculty to refine our programs to meet the changing needs of today's teachers. However, he is no less demanding of himself as he works tirelessly in the background avoiding the spotlight. In fact, he will probably be mad that I wrote these words of praise. Too bad, Jerry, you deserved the award several times over." Dr. Eileen Hogan, Chair, Department of Early Childhood, Elementary Teacher Education, ESU