Earlier this week, Karen M. Tritt, the 2010 Kansas Teacher of the Year, was presented the keys to a 2010 Chrysler Sebring at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka by Brandon Williams, area manager of operations for Topeka, Lawrence and Leavenworth Enterprise-Rent-a-Car.
The Enterprise Foundation is providing a six-month lease through Enterprise Rent-a-Car to the state’s top educator. In addition to the lease, Tritt will received $1500 in ethanol gasoline from the Kansas Corn Commission.
A Spanish teacher at Shawnee Mission West High School, Shawnee Mission USD 512, Mrs. Tritt earned the state’s top honor in November from a field of 91 candidates. The award will keep her traveling throughout the state.
During the first half of her reign as the 2010 Kansas Teacher of the Year, Tritt is expected to log more than 20,000 miles as she represents Kansas teachers at conferences, conventions, and in discussions with the state’s policymakers. The Kansas Interim Commissioner of Education Dr. Diane DeBacker and Deputy Commissioner Dale M. Dennis were on hand to present the award.
I don't know Ms. Tritt, but I am sure as Kansas Educators go she is amazing with her students and will be a good representative for the state of Kansas.
All educators in my book are considered "Educator of the Year". I have met many as a former school board member and still meet them daily at my job here at the Receptionist's Desk! Please know that in the days of budget cuts and downsizing the respect we have for you is still ever present. Thanks for all you do for Kansas Kids! Congratulations to you ALL we couldn't run a school with out you!