Hillsboro teacher wins prestigious award

School buildings may be closed but learning and teaching are not on hold.

And this past week, the Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame (KTHOF) acknowledged some teachers who have been doing a great job including one of Marion County’s own, Anne Janzen of Hillsboro.

According to the KTHOF press release, the Class of 2020 will be the 44th Class to be inducted into the Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame. A Luncheon will be held in their honor, followed by the induction ceremony on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Dodge City High School.

In 1977, the first state hall of fame for teachers was established in Dodge City, Kansas. Since its inception, 429 exemplary educators have been inducted into the Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame. Each year, nominations are accepted from each of the twelve districts in Kansas. The state selection committee meets in March to review the candidates and complete the selection process.

The inductees must meet the highest of standards, including evidence of outstanding teaching, evidence of positive interactions with the students and parents; qualities that set him/her apart from other educators; the continued pursuit of educational opportunities throughout their career; a willingness to share ideas by conducting workshops classes, etc. for parents, teachers, and involvement in community activities; educational recognition and awards; and a philosophy of education that is a positive example for others. Additionally nominees must have been a K-12 teacher for a minimum of 25 years in Kansas.

“Anne Janzen is an amazing teacher and human being. She goes above and beyond in order for her students to be successful. She is the most deserving teacher to receive this honor,” said Principal Clint Corby.

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