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Dyane Smokorowski


Andover Public Schools


Technology and Innovation Lead Teacher


Andover, Kansas

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Dyane Smokorowski is a 2019 National Teacher Hall of Fame Inductee, 2013 Kansas Teacher of the Year, and is currently serving as an Innovation and Technology Lead Teacher in the Andover Public Schools. Mrs. Smoke, as she’s known to her students, believes in a project-based, student-centered classroom that helps students build skills in communication, planning, research, and project implementation. Additionally, Dyane thrives on the mission to create active and engaging teacher professional learning opportunities.  She wants her students and teachers to develop a love for innovation, communication, and technology, but also to understand how to use that love and passion to advance their own futures, as well as that of the global community.

Educational Background

BS—K-9 Elementary Education, Wichita State University
Masters of Education Technology, Mid-America Nazarene University
2009—NSBA Top 20 to Watch in Education
2013—Kansas Teacher of the Year
2014—Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes Fellow
2015—Dolly Parton Foundation Chasing Rainbows Award Winner
2019 – National Teacher Hall of Fame Inductee