Teacher Bailey Bacon Named 2019 Kansas Horizon Award Winner

Posted Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Bailey Bacon was named as a 2019 Kansas Horizon Award winner by Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson. Bacon is a second-year teacher at J.C. Harmon High School in Kansas City, Kansas. She teaches anatomy, biology and physical science to students in grades ten through 12.

The Horizon Award program is presented by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE). According to KSDE, the program “identifies and recognizes representatives of excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.”

Nominees for the Horizon Award are chosen by regional selection committees who review the nomination forms. They select a total of 32 teachers from across the four U.S. congressional districts in the state of Kansas. Nominees must have successfully completed their first year as a full-time classroom teacher and performed their duties in an outstanding and exemplary fashion.

Bacon was chosen from that group of 32 to represent Kansas as a 2019 Kansas Horizon Award winner. “I am very honored to have won a Horizon Award,” said Bailey Bacon. “This honor is really not about me. It’s about the students that are here every day that inspire me to do better, and be better. Being a teacher in KCKPS means learning a whole new level of vulnerability as my students teach me every day what it means to be a true learner.