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June 24, 2011

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Baker students recognized as Teachers of Promise

Baldwin City, Kan. — Two Baker University School of Education students were honored during the spring semester as Teachers of Promise.Teachers_of_Promise

Kristen Burchett, Overland Park, and Matt Ellis, Topeka, were recognized during the Kansas Exemplary Educators Network State Education Conference at the Capital Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Topeka. Burchett received a Bachelor of Science degree in May, majoring in elementary education. Ellis received a Bachelor of Science degree from Baker in May, majoring in mathematics and secondary education.

Schools of Education in Kansas are allowed to nominate two talented students for the Teachers of Promise honor per semester.


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