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Kansas Master Teacher Awards

Recognizing excellence in Kansas educators

Kansas Master Teacher Awards

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

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 and 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 website.


2023 Kansas Master Teachers

  • Kristen Anderson, Fifth Grade at North Fairview Elementary School in USD 345 Seaman
  • Kirstin Bangerter, English Teacher at Dodge City High School in USD 443 Dodge City
  • Jerald Braun, Gifted Education at Hays Middle School and High School USD 489 Hays
  • Matt Christensen, Social Studies at Blue Valley Southwest High School in USD 229 Blue Valley Schools
  • Melissa Hall, STEM/Technology Teacher at Fort Riley Middle School in USD 475 Geary County
  • Martha MacKay, Physical Science Teacher at Emporia High School in USD 253 Emporia
  • Maggie Wolken, Kindergarten Teacher at Chanute Elementary School in USD 413 Chanute

2018 Kansas Master Teacher group photo

Kansas Master Teacher Recognition Day

The 2023 Kansas Master Teacher Awards Banquet will be on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, on the Emporia State University campus. Visit this link for more details about recognition day.

Recognition Day
2019 Kansas Master Teacher group photo

Previous winners

Since 1954, hundreds of Kansas educators have been recognized as Kansas Master Teacher.

Previous winners
2020 Kansas Master Teachers

Eligibility, Nomination, Selection

Learn more about the Kansas Master Teacher eligibility, nomination, and selection processes.

Eligibility, Nomination, Selection