The Region 2 Kansas Teacher of the Year Banquet was held yesterday in Topeka. Region 2 includes most of northeast Kansas. Elementary and secondary teachers were selected by school districts in region 2 as their KTOY nominee. Representing Topeka Public Schools in the elementary category was Pat Nash, a physical education teacher at Scott Dual Language Magnet School. Topeka High special education teacher Erich Singer was the district’s secondary category nominee.
Selected as region 2 finalists for the 2016 Kansas Teacher of the Year award were Jolene Pennington, a fifth grade teacher in Paola and Lucinda Crenshaw, a seventh grade science teacher in Lawrence. The Kansas Teacher of the Year will be named in Wichita in November.