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Holding her goddaughter, Rynlea Heins, Lori Bishop speaks briefly after being named the Kansas Teacher of the Year nominee at the elementary level for USD 253 Emporia. Holding her goddaughter, Rynlea Heins, Lori Bishop speaks briefly after being named the Kansas Teacher of the Year nominee at the elementary level for USD 253 Emporia. Chuck Samples/KVOE News

As soon as Monday's school day ended, USD 253 Emporia Public Schools administrators stopped at Walnut Elementary to announce the district's elementary-level candidate for Kansas Teacher of the Year.

Lori Bishop, a fourth-grade teacher at Walnut Elementary, was honored during a brief ceremony. She tells KVOE News the honor caught her off guard.

Bishop has taught for six years at Walnut and nine years with the district as part of a 23-year education career that has seen her teach grades ranging from pre-kindergarten to high school. She says she enjoys teaching fourth-graders in part because that's when students start setting their learning foundations, and she says there is a much bigger emphasis on teachers developing relationships with students now than when she started as a teacher.

5 pm Monday: Walnut educator named USD 253's elementary Teacher of Year nominee

USD 253 Emporia Public Schools has announced its Kansas Teacher of the Year candidate at the elementary school level.

Lori Bishop, a fourth-grade teacher at Walnut Elementary, was honored during a brief ceremony after school Monday. Bishop has taught for six years at Walnut and nine years with the district as part of a 23-year education career that has seen her teach grades ranging from pre-kindergarten to high school.

The district typically announces a secondary candidate as well. USD 253 has not said when it will make that announcement.

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