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Kansas Master Teacher Awards

Kansas Master Teacher Awards

Kansas Master Teachers Program Recognizes All Kansas Teachers in 2021

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Kansas Master Teacher program is recognizing all educators of Kansas this year.

“This past year has been challenging for everyone, especially those on the front line. This includes our K-12 teachers,” said Dr. Joan Brewer, Dean of The Teachers College at Emporia State University, home of the Kansas Master Teacher program. “In honor of their steadfast dedication to educating Kansas youth, the Kansas Master Teacher acknowledges all Kansas teachers.”

Since 1954, select teachers from schools across the state have nominated, selected, and named Kansas Master Teachers. Since 1980, Bank of America has pledged more than $100,000 to permanently endow the Kansas Master Teacher awards.

In spring 2020, the recognition day for the 2020 class of Kansas Master Teachers was suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In October 2020, the program’s selection committee voted to suspend normal nomination procedures.


Eligibility, Nomination, Selection

Who is eligible? How does the nomination process work? How are the Kansas Master Teachers selected? Find out about the Kansas Master Teacher eligibility, nomination, and selection processes.

2020 Kansas Master Teachers

The seven members of the 2020 class of Kansas Master Teachers were announced February 25, 2020.

Previous Winners

Since 1954, hundreds of Kansas educators have been recognized as Kansas Master Teacher. Do you have a relative, friend, or colleague that was named a Kansas Master Teacher? Look through our archives of previous winners to find out.

Publicizing the Award

The award selection committee sends information about the Kansas Master Teacher Award through e-mail and hard copy mailings generated from the Kansas State Department of Education website contact list, as well as through social media. To ensure information reaches you, please keep your directory information updated with KSDE. We suggest individuals in charge of the local selection process bookmark this Kansas Master Teacher web site. Thank you for assisting us with our efforts to keep you informed.