Schmidt honored for fall Teacher of Promise

Schmidt honored for fall Teacher of Promise
Friday, October 6, 2023

Sterling College Education Student Sydney Schmidt, of Colwich, Kan., was recognized at the 2023 Dale Dennis Kansas Teacher of the Year Banquet as a “Teacher of Promise.” The banquet was held at the Wichita Marriott Hotel on September 23.

“This is a great honor for Sydney, and it was a nice evening of celebration for Kansas teachers and for future Teachers of Promise,” said Dr. William Anderson, assistant professor of education.  

Schmidt was recognized by Dr. Randy Watson, commissioner of the State Department of Education, at the banquet. 

Each semester, one or two students in their senior year are selected according to criteria that relate to the key elements of the Sterling Teacher Education Program and include educational dispositions, along with content, professional and cumulative GPAs.

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