GRE’s Lynn wins state teaching award
Glenwood Ridge Elementary School teacher Linda Lynn has won the National Citizenship Education Teacher Post Award in the elementary division at the state level.
The honor has put Lynn in the running for the national award, which will be announced later this summer.
Lynn will be honored for receiving the state award at a banquet in Dodge City June 8.
Lynn, a fourth-grade social studies teacher, said she didn't expect to win the award.
"I never dreamed I would get that far," she said.
Lynn has taught in the Basehor-Linwood School District since 1984 and has been a teacher since 1970.
Lynn said working with the students has kept her in education all these years.
"I have always loved learning and working with the kids. It's something I have always enjoyed," Lynn said.
And while administrators at GRE have praised her work, students also praise Lynn as a teacher.
"She makes social studies (more fun) than you think it would be," GRE fourth-grader Taylor McKinley said.
GRE principal Tom Sack has worked with Lynn for 10 years and nominated her for the teaching award.
"I'm not surprised she won at the state level," Sack said. "Linda Lynn is an excellent social studies teacher and more specifically a good teacher of citizenship."
As for her chances at the national competition, where Lynn will compete against 49 other teachers, Sack said he hopes Lynn wins, but the school is proud of her regardless.
"We are and will be proud of her whether she wins at the national level or not," he said. "If she wins, it's just icing on the cake."
Lynn will be formally recognized by the Basehor-Linwood School District during the School Board meeting on Monday, Feb. 18.