Teachers are honored in Who's Who book A select group of America's teachers are being honored by their toughest critics, their former students, in the fifth edition of Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 1998.
All of the approximately 130,000 teachers being honored were selected by their former students who themselves are currently listed in Who's Who Among American High School Students¨, or The National Dean's List¨, publications which recognize five percent of our nation's high school and college students respectively.
The students were requested to nominate teachers who "made a difference in their lives" by helping to shape their values, inspiring interest in a particular subject and/or challenging them to strive for excellence.
Many of the students commented about the enthusiasm and knowledge their teachers demonstrated in the classroom, and many praised their teachers for their ability to relate to youngsters on a personal as well as a professional level.
Area educators honored in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 1998 include:
John Charles Alpers, Vermillion High School; Roger M. Baron, University of South Dakota; Dan Bergland, VHS; Al C. Gorseth, retired director of guidance; John Frederick Hagemann, USD; Herbert T. Hoover, USD; Helen Orr Kephart, VHS; Charles L. Roegiers, USD; M. Robert Stoner, USD; Robert James Tosterud, USD; Elizabeth Ann Wood, Jolley Elementary; Linda R. Wymar, Vermillion Middle School.
Tom Culver and Kimberly Huntley Eide.