Topeka High School teacher Kimberly Sonnich is the recipient of the 2013 Yale Educator Award. The Yale University Award recognizes outstanding educators from around the world who support and inspire their students to perform at high levels and to achieve excellence. Sonnich was one of 52 teachers from 36 states and 13 countries to receive the award. She was nominated by former Topeka High School student Leobardo Espinoza who now attends Yale University. Sonnich teaches language arts at Topeka High.