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Crash the Class

The College of Education at Kansas State University is dedicated to the success of our students and alumni. In 2015, we launched the EDCATS initiative to rally future teachers together and foster continuing relationships with faculty mentors well after graduation. In 2018 we created the “Crash the Class” video series as a way to recognize early career teachers. In 2019 we are upping the ante by producing a new video each month and opening the series to nominations.

This is a fantastic opportunity to recognize great K-State teachers across the state!

Please join us once a month for a new episode.


Here in the college of Education we want to inspire communities to recognize the good teachers are doing every day. Please share your story about thanking great teachers by using the hashtag #crashtheclass. Thank you for sharing your story!

Please see some episodes from our first year:

Amanda Glotzbach

Dr. Sherri Martinie and Dean Debbie Mercer traveled to Wamego High School (USD #320) to surprise ninth grade math teacher Amanda Glotzbach with graphing calculators and classroom supplies. They left her with an understanding of just how much she's appreciated by her students and alma mater.

Morgan Bryan

Dean Debbie Mercer and Dr. Lori Levin traveled to Wamego, Kansas (USD #320) to celebrate first grade teacher Morgan Bryan at Central Elementary School. Morgan received books and classroom supplies and an understanding of just how much she's appreciated by her alma mater.


Subin Chun

Dean Debbie Mercer and Dr. Kimberly Staples traveled to Junction City, Kansas to celebrate chemistry teacher Subin Chun at Junction City High School (USD #475). Subin is not only a content expert, he is an excellent teacher. He received some speciality chemistry supplies and an understanding of just how much he's appreciated by his students and alma mater.


Tiffany Shaheen

Dean Debbie Mercer and Dr. Lotta Larson go undercover to surprise first-year teacher Tiffany Shaheen at St. George Elementary. Tiffany learned why her students love her so much and why she's appreciated as an educator.


Megan Reed

The Crash the Class crew headed to Bennington High School where they crashed Megan Reed's classroom. Megan is a teacher, Kansas State University alum, soldier in the Kansas Army National Guard and mom to 1-year-old twins. Check out what happened when Dean Debbie Mercer and Dr. Vicki Sherbert crashed Megan's class.


Zach Cooper

The Crash the Class crew traveled to the great city of Abilene, Kansas to celebrate first-year K-State Ag teacher Zach Cooper at Abilene High School. It's no surprise that Zach, an outstanding college student, has become an outstanding educator with greenhouses, aquaponics and a welding lab. Dean Debbie Mercer and Dr. Lori Goodson brought Zach some much-needed supplies and left him with an understanding of just how much he's appreciated by his students and alma mater.