Kansas World Language Association

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KANSAS CHAPTER / AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF GERMAN
DUDEN TEACHING AWARD


2010
Kansas
Deutschlehrer des Jahres

German Teacher of the Year


Dr. Merle Schlabaugh

Bethel College, North Newton, KS

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RECIPIENTS
2010 Dr. Merle Schlabaugh
 Bethel College, North Newton, KS
 2009 Margarete Dorsch
 Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS
2004
 Dr. William Keel University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
2001
 Ingeborg Teasley Abilene High School, Abilene, KS
2000 Joan Daniels Sumner Academy, Kansas City, KS
1999 Ruth White Newton High School, Newton, KS
1998 Phyllis Farrar West Junior High, Lawrence, KS
1997 Dr. Anke Wells Seaman High School, Topeka, KS
1996
 Jean Slentz
 Anderson County Jr./Sr. High, Garnet, KS
1995 Jenny Banks West High School, Topeka, KS
1994 Lynetta Sislo Junction City High School, Junction City, KS
1992 Chris Hanks
 Topeka High School, Topeka, KS
1991 Elaine Felver Goodland Public Schools, Goodland, KS
1990 Margot Wiebe Manhattan High School, Manhattan, KS

To nominate a colleague for a Certificate of Merit or Outstanding German Educator,
contact AATG .

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PRESS RELEASE

 

October 27, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

German professor receives statewide teaching award

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A longtime professor of German at Bethel College has received a statewide teaching award.

The Kansas chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German (KATG), at their annual conference Oct. 15-17, named Merle Schlabaugh German Teacher of the Year. Schlabaugh is adjunct professor of German.

The KATG annual meeting, called the Fall Immersion Weekend for Teachers, moves its location each year and has been held three times at Bethel College, most recently in 2009. This year’s meeting took place in Valley Falls with Dr. Mohamed Esa of McDaniel College, Westminster, Md., as the keynote speaker.

Merle Schlabaugh has an Associate of Arts degree from Hesston College and a Bachelor of Arts from Tabor College, Hillsboro. He earned his master’s degree at the University of Iowa and his doctoral degree at the State University of New York-Stony Brook.

Schlabaugh began teaching German at Bethel in 1985. Before that, he taught German and church history at Iowa Mennonite School, Kalona, Iowa, where he also served as assistant principal.

Schlabaugh has been active in the KATG, having served as president on several occasions. He was co-editor of the Kansas Foreign Language Association Bulletin from 1997-2000.

He participated in several international summer courses organized by the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany, and held in Weimar, in addition to four Loyola College Berlin Seminars. Since coming to Bethel, he has organized and accompanied the Bethel College Concert Choir on five European tours and has led eight January interterm study/travel tours to Germany. He organized and coordinated a well-loved German Advent/Christmas service, Deutsche Weihnachten, at Bethel for 25 years.

On the statewide level, Schlabaugh has served as a folio reviewer for the Kansas State Department of Education and has regularly taught the modern language methods course for the Associated Colleges of Central Kansas.

Schlabaugh’s professional interests include modern German literature, foreign language methodology and German film. His research interests are in translation of old hand-written German documents and the history and literature of the German Democratic Republic.

Bethel College is the only private, liberal arts college in Kansas listed in the 2010-11 Forbes.com analysis of top colleges and universities in the United States, and is in the first tier in its category in the U.S. News & World Report. annual ranking of “America’s Top Colleges” for 2011. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see www.bethelks.edu.


© 2010 The Newton Kansan
Reprinted with permission.
Thanks to Bethel College Institutional Communications

NATIONAL GERMAN EXAM

State Award

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Schule
Lehrer(in)
 2011

 Brandon Rein

 Abilene H.S.
 Meagan Meneley
2010

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 2009

 Amanda Van Nuland

Olathe East HSChris Hanks
2008
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2007

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2006

Jayme Vehlewald

Olathe East H.S.Chris Hanks
2005
Timothy Hendricks Topeka West HS

Jenny Banks

2004

Jennifer Brussow

Abilene H.S.Meagan Crough Meneley
2003

Amy Pettijohn

Beloit H.S.Sharon Eilert

2002

Brandon Weckbaugh

Topeka West H.S.

Jenny Banks

2001

Michael Garland

Blue Valley Northwest H.S.

Mona Hargadine

2000

Erin Clark

Shawnee Mission East H.S.

Karen Pearson

1999

Kelly Swartz

Blue Valley Northwest H.S.

Mona Hargadine
1997

Karon Schoole

Liberal H.S.

Nancy Schmidt

1995

Meagan Crough

Abilene H.S.Ingeborg Teasley
1991

Derek Stokes

Olathe North H.S.Jason B. Sargent

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