Dyane Smokorowski

Andover, KS | Years Taught: 1997 – Present

Dyane believes that a teacher’s role is to love first and teach second and that teachers never stop learning alongside their students. Mrs. Smokorowski was recently told that her learning environment can be described in three words: joyful, relevant, and irresistible. She responded that those characteristics were what she wanted to experience when she was in school, and added “Yes, it almost feels a bit magical.”

Additional Recognition

  • 2015 • Dolly Parton Foundation Chasing Rainbows Award
  • 2014 • Lowell Milken Center of Unsung Heroes Fellow
  • 2014 • Skype Master Teacher
  • 2013 • Kansas State Teacher of the Year
  • 2009 • Top 20 to Watch in Education for the Next 20 Years (NSBA)
  • 2009 • Inspiring Educator Award (Intel Corporation)