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K-State Olathe
22201 W. Innovation Dr.
Olathe, KS 66061-1304

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Supporting a Successful Start

Jan. 31, 2018 | 4-6 p.m.


Remember the challenges as a new educator? Help teachers and school leaders navigate their first year and celebrate the teaching profession at a free event hosted by Kansas State University's College of Education and K-State Olathe. It provides school district leadership, instructional coaches and teachers with strategies and resources to help ensure a successful first year.

The challenges and triumphs of transitioning from college to a new career will be highlighted by viewing a portion of the College of Education's documentary, "A Walk in my Shoes – The First 9 Months."

Following the short video, a panel of area educators will discuss best practices relating to critical supports for new teachers that help ensure educational outcomes.

Attendees also will have an opportunity to learn about K-State degree programs and ask questions.


4–4:30 p.m. | Registration and Networking Reception
Complimentary refreshments will be served.

4:30–5 p.m. | Program Introduction

Video viewing: "A Walk in My Shoes: The First 9 Months”

5–6 p.m. | Early Teaching Career Panel Discussion

Moderator: Debbie Mercer, dean, K-State College of Education

Featuring educators from area school districts, including:

• Becky Brady, Sunflower Elementary School
• Skylar Ross, Pawnee Elementary School
• Anne Goodson, Mill Valley High School
• Tanner Crow, Blue Valley High School 
Taylor Miller, Olathe Public Schools
• Katherine Omo JimenezPrairie Ridge Elementary


This event is free, though registration is required. Please register by Jan. 26, 2018. 


Register Now


Mark Your Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018
4-6 p.m.
K-State Olathe
22201 W. Innovation Drive
Olathe, KS 66062

This is a free event.

Words of Wisdom

Have advice for a new teacher? Share it at the event for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.