Jeanette Bigge

For her outstanding contributions as a middle school Social Studies and University Teacher Education Methods teacher, Jeanette is recognized on the Donors’ Wall of Fame by J.T. and Martha Sandefur of Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Miss Bigge began teaching in a one-room school in the middle of a Kansas wheat field.  The four students in that school were privileged to be the first of many hundreds to be influenced by a dynamic and dedicated teacher.  In her forty-two years of teaching, Jeanette taught grades kindergarten through high school.  The last thirty years of her career were spent at Kansas State Teachers College, which later became Emporia State University.  There she taught in the campus laboratory school and university methods classes.
Miss Bigge has been recognized for her outstanding teaching, writing, and research.  Her most important contribution may well have been the sincere affection and care that she bestowed on her students.  That affection has been returned by hundreds of students and colleagues who remember her as the best teacher they have ever known.
Jeanette Bigge’s students and colleagues remember her as the best teacher they have ever known, and she truly deserves that accolade.