MNU Alum is Gardner-Edgerton Teacher of the Year

Mar. 27, 2013 - by Carol Best

Alum Named Gardner-Edgerton School District Teacher of the Year

Mar. 27, 2013
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MNU alumna Elizabeth Long, a first grade teacher at Edgerton Elementary School, is one of two teachers selected by the Gardner-Edgerton School District as a 2013 Teacher of the Year, and will advance to the Kansas Teacher of the Year Regional Competition.

Long earned a Master of Education degree from MNU in 2010 and a bachelor’s in elementary education from Ottawa University. She has served sixteen years in her current position at Edgerton Elementary. She is a member of MNU’s clinical mentoring team and is a current new teacher mentor for USD 231. She has served as a presenter for the Love and Logic program; supervised student teachers at Baker University; and is a member of the USD 231 Character Education, District Level Curriculum, and School Improvement Team committees. Long has been recognized as a USD 231 Shining Star and WDAF Fox 4 Crystal Apple Award nominee.

“Liz is known for her wide range of teaching strategies and has amazing patience and compassion for her students,” said Nancy Woolery, Edgerton Elementary principal. “Liz goes the extra mile to meet the needs of each and every student every day. She is truly the 'valedictorian' of teachers.”

Nancy Damron, PhD, chair of teacher education at MNU, echoes Woolery’s assessment.

"Liz is an amazing mentor for our pre-service teachers,” Damron says. Her students learn through hands-on experiences that are meaningful to their world. Liz is a master teacher and truly deserves the honor of Gardner-Edgerton Teacher of the Year."

Each year the Kansas State Department of Education looks for one outstanding teacher to become its Teacher of the Year and sponsors a statewide competition. Each school district is given the opportunity to nominate one elementary and one secondary teacher. Once selected as a District Teacher of the Year winner, an extensive application process must be completed to move on to the regional competition.

A regional selection committee is responsible for selecting six semi-finalists, three elementary teachers and three secondary teachers at the regional level. Each regional finalist becomes a state finalist for the Kansas Teacher of the Year.

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