USD 320’s tradition of excellence is evident in the commendable accomplishments of its staff members. A few of their most recent honors include:
USD320, 2014 Ranked #8 by US News and World Report on Best High Schools for College Prep in Kansas.
Dr. Mary Kaye Siebert, Director of Instruction, KASCD 2014 Curriculum Leader of Kansas
Wamego Special Services Cooperative Early Childhood Team, 2014 Best Practice Grant for Ages 3-5.
The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathmatics and Science Teaching:
2004 Cheryl Callahan, Math Teacher Wamego Middle School, 2006 Teri Dow former 3rd Grade Teacher West Elementary, current Principal Central Elementary, 2008 Angie McCune former 3rd Grade Teacher West Elementary, 2010 Cathy Wilber 3rd Grade Teacher West Elementary, 2012 Kandy Williams (Finalist), 3rd Grade Teacher West Elementary.
Trisha Spears, 1st Grade Teacher Central Elementary, 2014 Horizon Award
Mary Lonker, Language Arts Teacher WHS- 2013 Region I Teacher of the Year.
Tammy Wallin, Pottawatomie/Waubaunsee Infant Toddler Services Coordinator- KDEC 2013 Infant/Toddler Service Provider of the Year
Robin Butler, Guidance Counselor West Elementary- Sylvan Learning Counselor of the Year
Christy Boerner, Kindergaten Teacher Central Elementary- A recipient of the 2009 Kansas Master Teacher Award.
Chris Richmond, WMS and WHS Band Instructor- 2009 Kansas Music Educators’ Association (KMEA)
Teacher of the Year, for both District and the entire State of Kanasas.
Rick Patton, PE Teacher Wamego High School, Track and Cross Country Coach- 2013 4A Boys Track and Field Coach of the Year by the Kansas Track and Field & Cross Country Coaches Association.
Amy Flinn, Principal West Elementary- 2007 State Nominee for National Distinguished Principal Award
Cheryl Marcoux-Callahan, Math Teacher Wamego Middle School- 2005 Kansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalist;
Susan Gartner, 5th grade and WMS Band Instructor- 2004-05 North Central KMEA Outstanding Middle Level Music Educator