Katie Richardson, language arts teacher at Coleman Middle School, and Bethany Brewer, fifth-grade teacher at McCollom Elementary, are the recipients of the 2015 Kansas Horizon Award from the Kansas Department of Education. The Kansas Horizon Award recognizes teachers who do an exemplary job during their first year of teaching. They were both surprised at their school by a call from Interim-Commissioner of Education Brad Neuenswander.
They are among 32 teachers across the state to receive the award. As recipients, both will join the Kansas Exemplary Educators Network (KEEN). KEEN is a network of educators from across the state, allowing teachers to share ideas with other teachers and to participate in a number of professional development programs.