USD 490 has nominated Paige Slayton, a fourth grade teacher at Blackmore Elementary, as the district’s 2021 Kansas Horizon Award nominee.
Miss Slayton is an El Dorado High School graduate and her mother, Judy Slayton, also works at Blackmore Elementary as a Title I Teacher.
Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, Miss Slayton built strong relationships with her students and their families and went above and beyond to support them in their educational endeavors.
In addition to teaching elementary students, Paige coaches high school students in track and volleyball.
The Horizon Award is sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education and is designed to honor exemplary first-year teachers.
Horizon Award winners receive special recognition during the Kansas Exemplary Educators Network (KEEN) State Education Conference, which takes place each February in Topeka.