College of Education event to feature National Teacher of the Year 

Registration is now underway for a leadership forum especially for educators. It is being organized by the College of Education at Pittsburg State University. 

The 2013 National Teacher of the Year, Jeff Charbonneau, will lead this interactive event planned for April 20 in the Overman Student Center. 

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Known as the KAMO Leadership Forum, it is open to educators in Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. 

“Our goal this year is to encourage attendees to learn from (and let go of) the past while blazing a trail to the future,” said Michelle Hudiburg, associate professor of Teaching & Leadership at Pittsburg State. 

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring to campus an internationally recognized teacher leader and education advocate to lead the event this year.” 

Charbonneau was recognized for his innovative teaching approach and success in a ceremony in the White House, and in 2015 was a finalist for the Global Teacher Prize. He is the longest serving appointed member of the Washington Student Achievement Council. 

Participants can expect to leave the event with a game plan to create immediate and lasting improvements for student success, Hudiburg said. 

The event is ideal for principals, district leaders, teacher leaders, and school teams. Registration is $75 and attendees also have the opportunity to enroll in one graduate credit hour. 

Past participants of the KAMO Leadership Forum have described the event as “very relevant and timely,” “a great refresher and motivator,” and “inspiring.” 


Registration is due April 1.

Visit for more information and to register.

For additional details, contact Jason Clemenson, 620-235-4926.