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Former Goessel teacher wins state award

Former Goessel Junior High School teacher Claire Overstake has received an Excellence in Education Award for math and science from the Kansas conference of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Overstake taught sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade science and seventh- and eighth-grade math the past two years, Principal Marc Grout said.

She was one of four math and science teachers in the state to receive the award; 15 were nominated.

“Mrs. Overstake has been an outstanding instructor for the past two years,” Superintendent John Fast said.

She moved to Missouri after the 2009-10 school year. She previously taught in Hillsboro.

Last modified July 21, 2010