Tri-County Chamber of Commerce at Herington, which represents communities in Dickinson, Morris, and Marion counties, recently presented Cindy Wyatt of Centre with its 2015 “Teacher of the Year” award.
Wyatt is in her 12th year at Centre and spent the prior eight years in the Council Grove school district. She teaches life sciences in junior high and high school. She is sponsor of National Honor Society and coaches scholars bowl. She was cross-country coach for several years.
Wyatt is an elder in Marion Presbyterian Church, where she participates in governing decisions and serves on a nurturing committee.
The Centre staff member who nominated Wyatt praised her for the respect she displays toward students, parents, and colleagues, and described her as caring “very deeply” about kids and people in general.
The soft-spoken teacher said she felt honored to receive the award.
“I was very shocked but very appreciative,” she said. “I never expected it.”