Janet Sims Teacher of the Year Award
2018 Janet Sims Teacher of the Year Award
2018 Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Excellence in Teaching Award
The Foundation recognizes one Kansas teacher each spring who demonstrates a commitment to connecting their classroom to Kansas agriculture. Any K-12 teacher who is teaching in a certified school in Kansas in a non-vocational agriculture classroom setting and who is integrating agricultural concepts into non-agricultural curricula is eligible for this award.
The Teacher of the Year Award has been a part of the Foundation for many years. In 2008, it was renamed in honor of Janet Sims who passed away from muscular dystrophy in June 2007. Janet served on the KFAC board of directors since November 2005, and during that time she served on the education committee and also contributed tremendous support, leadership and– most importantly –
a passion for youth education to the Foundation.
KFAC is proud to honor Janet and her family by sponsoring the Janet Sims Memorial Teacher of the Year Award.
2016 Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Excellence in Teaching Award
- Audra McCurdy - Agriculture Enrichment Instructor, Williamsburg Elementary, Williamsburg, Kan.
- Amanda Rensink - 5th grade teacher at Tescott Grade School, Tescott, Kan.
- Jay Super - High School science teacher at Maize High School, Maize, Kan.
2015 Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Excellence in Teaching Award
- Barbara McCaffree - 4th grade teacher at Bluestem Elementary in Leon, Kan.
- Dawn Middleton - 2nd grade teacher at Cottonwood Elementary
- Kim Curran - 4th-9th grade teacher at RV Haderlein Elementary in Summit Girard, Kan.
- Rebecca Scheck - high school teacher at Hoxie Community Schools in Hoxie, Kan.
2014 Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Excellence in Teaching Award
- Arlene Cook (Brimm) - 1st-3rd grade teacher at Service Valley Charter Academy in Oswego, Kan.
- Thomas Fancher - 5th, 7th-12th grade science teacher at Burlingame High School in Burlingame, Kan.
- DeLonna Lehman - Kindergarten teacher at Hesston Elementary in Hesston, Kan.
- Julia JoAnn Price - Kindergarten teacher at Community Elementary in Liberty, Kan.
- Tamala Snyder - 9th-12th grade math teacher at Prairie View High School in LaCygne, Kan.