A couple of Salina educators received some unexpected good news this week when the Salina USD 305 School District announced its 2018 – 2019 Teachers of the year .
Travis Peterson is the secondary teacher of the year. He teaches at Opportunity Now. Jacy Murphy is the elementary school teacher of the year. She teaches Kindergarten at Meadowlark Ridge Elementary School.
USD 305 Superintendent Dr. James Hardy showed up in each teacher’s classroom and surprised them with the good news.
Both teachers will be honored at a later date in Salina by the USD 305 School Board, and by the Salina Education Foundation.
Each year two instructors are nominated for the Kansas Teacher of the Year program. The awards are sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education and affiliated with the National Teacher of the Year program.