Helen Case

El Dorado, KS | Years Taught: 1928 – Present

For 45 years, Helen viewed teaching as an art, and in some instances, a calling. Teaching, she says, “Is not for the faint-hearted, the indecisive, the timid, the believer in the status quo or the one who is just seeking a job, not a profession. Teaching is for those who really want to teach and place the academic climate of their students above their own personal desires. Teaching results when the teacher is a facilitator, a seeker of incentives and a motivator.”

Additional Recognition

  • 2001 • President’s Award for the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser for the Butler County Community College
  • 1986 • Named the Outstanding Secretary of Knife and Fork Club International
  • 1984 • Received a Certificate of Recognition plaque from the Modern Woodmen of America for “Conscientious and Dedicated Community Service”
  • 1983 • Named a Distinguished Alumni from Emporia State University
  • 1978 • Inducted in the Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame
  • 1971 • Named Kansas Master teacher by Emporia State University
  • 1965 • NEA Board of Directors
  • 1961 • Named by the State Board of Education as Kansas Teacher of the Year; one of eight listed in McCall’s magazine