Jean Damisch

Buhler, KS | Years Taught: 1990 – Present

Throughout her career, Dr. Jean Damisch has given learning disabled, emotionally disturbed, and behaviorally disordered students a chance at academic success. Now retired, her goals as a special education teacher were to help her students become self-confident, develop writing, reading and math skills, and learn to be successful. She used strategies that caused her students to be more interested, involved and engaged. Those strategies paid off since more than 95 percent of her students apply for college admittance.

Additional Recognition

  • 1994 • Northwestern University Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) Recognition Award
  • 1994 • NorthShore Walk of Fame awarded by NorthShore Hilton and NorthShore Magazine, Illinois (one of six)
  • 1991 • Special Merit Award for Action Research in Schools from the Institute for Educational Research for her research project “Teaching Techniques of Outstanding Teachers”
  • 1990 • One of 100 Chicago-area women selected as Women of Destiny by Marshall Field’s and Marilyn Miglin/Destiny perfume
  • 1988 • First worldwide recipient of the PDK International Doctoral Fellowship
  • 1987 • Kohl International Award for Outstanding Educators
  • 1982 • Recipient of PDK’s Gerald Read International Travel Scholarship, which she used to study the educational system in China in 1983