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6-19-19 — Late June 2019 Awards

June 19, 2019

Olathe Teacher Earns Research Award

L.B. Fogt, science teacher and facilitator of the Medical Professions Academy at Olathe North High School, is the recipient of the Tom Steadman 2019 Teacher-Research Opportunity Award from the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

This award recognizes high school teachers who teach hands-on research techniques by providing the opportunity to contribute to original research.

“Mrs. Fogt is very deserving of this award,” Olathe North Principal Jason Herman said. “Besides being a phenomenal teacher, she has worked hard to build the Medical Professions Academy at Olathe North.”

Olathe Teachers Named State Finalists for Presidential Awards

Two Olathe science teachers were among the three Kansas state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science.

Kelly Kluthe, Olathe West High School, and Meg Richard, Summit Trail Middle School, were named finalists at the 2019 Kansas Excellence in Math and Science Teaching Conference.

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are the nation’s highest honor for mathematics and science teaching. They are presented to educators who show a high degree of knowledge, innovation, skill and leadership.