The outstanding work of two Shawnee Mission School District educators will be recognized by the state of Kansas.
Shawnee Mission’s Kansas Teacher of the Year nominees are Natalie Johnson-Berry, an English Language Arts teacher at Shawnee Mission North, and Melissa Molteni, a second-grade teacher at Corinth Elementary School.
The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) asks each school district in the state to nominate one elementary and one secondary classroom teacher for the Kansas Teacher of the Year Program. Nominees are honored by KSDE at a recognition ceremony in September. The person named Kansas Teacher of the Year is entered in the National Teacher of the Year competition and each nominee is invited to become a part of a Kansas teachers network to share best practices and ideas.