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Wyrick, Meins named district's Horizon Award nominees

Posted Date: 09/12/2022

Wyrick, Meins named district's Horizon Award nominees


Cassidy Meins and Levi Wyrick, Kansas Horizon Award nominees

Levi Wyrick, PE teacher at Andover Central Middle School, and Cassidy Meins, third-grade teacher at Wheatland Elementary, have been named the district's nominees for the Kansas Horizon Award.

The award, given by the Kansas State Department of Education, goes to outstanding educators in their second year of teaching. Both Wyrick and Meins were surprised with the news in their classrooms, surrounded by students.

“Mr. Wyrick builds positive relationships with students, families, and colleagues,” says Leslianne Craft, ACMS principal. “He is completely engaged with his students during lessons providing them with feedback and assessing for mastery. He encourages his students to do their very best. He is a terrific role model. He is very professional and interested in growing the teaching profession.”

Elton Armbrister, principal at Wheatland, says Meins’ relationships with students, knowledge of curriculum and instruction, and teamwork and collaboration set her apart.

“Cassidy’s dedication to teaching, her love of learning, exceptional work ethic, and positive relationships have given me evidence to know in my heart that she will have an outstanding career ahead of her,” he says.

Statewide Horizon Award winners will be announced in January.

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