Belinder Teacher wins Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament

Belinder teacher sitting in gym celebrating win with many people
Shawnee Mission School District

Larry Martin, second-grade teacher at Belinder Elementary, is the winner of the 2018 Jeopardy!Teachers Tournament.

The winning episode aired Friday as Martin watched with students and staff at Belinder Elementary School. He was named champion of the two-week tournament and earned a $100,000 prize. 

Martin told the crowd at Belinder the experience had been surreal and said that every teacher should receive this level of attention and praise. He thanked the school community for their support. He also told the crowd that the next issue of his students’ newspaper will include an interview with Jeopardy host Alex Trebek.