- Associated Press - Sunday, November 22, 2015

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A high school mathematics teacher from Dodge City is the 2016 Kansas Teacher of the Year.

Justin Coffey’s selection was announced by Kansas Commissioner of Education Randy Watson during a ceremony Saturday night in Wichita. He received $4,000, free enrollment to several Kansas universities for life and other prizes.

Coffey received a business administration degree from the University of Wyoming and a transition to teaching certification in 2011 from Fort Hays State University. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in education.

He is part of his school’s leadership team, the moderator of a monthly Twitter chat for educators and the co-founder of an annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics camp. He’s also the head wrestling coach at Dodge City Middle School.

Coffey was chosen from among eight finalists.

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