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Lane to be Inducted into Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame

Kansas Teachers Hall of FameThe Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame in Dodge City has announced its class of 2017 and a former Russell teacher is one of the inductees.

This year's inductees include: Peggy Craig of Winfield, James F. Hogan of Independence, Nancy K. Lane of Russell, Pam McComas of Topeka, Marjorie Lee Webb of Shawnee Mission and Robert Wedel of Lyons.

According to the Dodge City Daily Globe, the class of 2017 is the 41st class to be inducted into the Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame. A total of 404 outstanding educators have been inducted to the Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame since it was established in Dodge City in 1977.

To be inducted to the Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame, the educator must meet a list of standards including: evidence of outstanding teaching/administration, evidence of positive interactions with students and parents, outstanding qualities that make them stand out, continuously pursue educational opportunities throughout their career, be willing to share ideas through workshops and classes, be involved in community activities, received educational recognition and awards, and have a positive and exemplary philosophy of education.

On top of this, the individual must have been a K-12 or vocational technical school teacher/administrator in Kansas for at least 25 years.

The inductees will be honored on June 3 at a luncheon followed by an induction ceremony at Dodge City High School.

(Information courtesy Dodge City Daily Globe and Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame.)

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