Lynn Boitano, a Read 180 instructor at Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center, has been named the Kansas Geography Educator of the Year for 2017 by the Kansas Geographic Alliance (KGA). Boitano will be recognized at an all school assembly at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18.
Boitano was chosen for this award not only for her devotion to her students and their successes, but for her passionate about geography.
Boitano volunteers to help at the Kansas Geographic Bee and is a real ambassador for geography education. She has led the KGA in Geography Awareness Week efforts on the importance of the prairie in Kansas, including doing a special Silver Rails show in November on High Plains Public Radio about Geography Awareness Week each year.
The Kansas Geographic Alliance is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing geographic literacy among the citizens of Kansas. The KGA is funded by the National Geographic Education Foundation with additional support from Kansas State University and Fort Hays State University. Their vision is that the KGA will be the valued and respected source for expertise on geography and the teaching of geography for the citizens of Kansas.