Kenneth Bingman

Overland Park, KS | Years Taught: 1963 – Present

Kenneth believes that for optimum learning, the classroom environment must be positive, enjoyable, supportive, nurturing, intellectually challenging, and also academically and personally rewarding. Students should look forward to coming to class as they know they are going to have some fun while learning complicated concepts and principles. Mr. Bingman believes that the role of the successful teacher is to take the standards and use his/her experience, creativity, imagination, and facilitator skills to provide a learner-centered classroom to bring the standards “alive” for the students to experience, understand, and integrate into their lives.

Additional Recognition

  • 2011 • Burroughs Audubon Outstanding Educator Award (Greater Kansas City Chapter)
  • 2009 • Sister Mary Rockers Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 1997 • Mid-America Education Hall of Fame
  • 1991 • Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Science Teaching (PAEST)
  • 1986-87 • State Awardee for Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Science Teaching
  • 1985 • Missouri alternate for NASA’s Teacher in Space Program
  • 1978 • Outstanding Missouri Conservation Educator (Conservation Federation of Missouri)
  • 1975 • Outstanding State Science Teacher Award (Missouri Academy of Science)