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Central Students Receive Teacher of Promise Award

Marissa Waddel
Marissa Waddel
Breana Miller
Breana Miller

McPherson, KS – The Teacher Education Department at Central Christian College of Kansas is pleased to announce that the 2020 Teacher of Promise award recipients are Breana Miller and Marissa Waddel.

Both recipients have obtained a GPA of greater than 3.3, are in good standing in the education department, and are active in school activities throughout the college campus. Mrs. Cathy Brown, Chair of the Division of Human Services, shared,

Breana ana Marissa are top educators in our program. Marissa is someone who brings a quiet nature to her physical education classroom. She is able to enthusiastically develop fun yet engaging lessons that draw students into learning.

Breana is a true reflective practioner who is able to being her competitive spirit her classroom. She dives into curriculum and is eager to jump in and make learning fun, even if that means dressing up like a dinosaur for an a unit on ecology. Both ladies will represent CCCK well as true teachers of promise.

Ms. Miller is completing her elementary student teaching experience this semester at Roosevelt Elementary School in McPherson, KS while Ms. Waddel will complete her physical education student teaching experience in Nickerson, KS.

About the Teacher of Promise Award:

The Teacher of Promise is chosen each fall through the college’s Teacher Education Committee, which reviews applicants to select the student who meets and exceeds all required qualifications.

Upon selection, candidates will have their names published in a state-wide press release and be awarded a certificate of accomplishment. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the workshop and formal awards ceremony will not take place, as it has in years past. To learn more about the Teacher of Promise Award go to the KSDE Website.


Central Christian College of Kansas is a four-year collegiate institution that strives to offer Christ-centered education for the whole person through four core characteristics: heart, soul, mind, and strength. Its history dates back to 1884, and it is located in the friendly town of McPherson, Kansas. Central is a strategically small college that offers over forty areas of residential study and a thriving online program for non-traditional students. To learn more about Central, go to centralchristian.edu/about. Visit the Education Department to apply and learn more about studying education at CCCK.

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