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Janet Hards

Janet Hards (KS '98)


Auburn Elementary School
Auburn, KS

At the time of the Award, Janet Hards was:

Auburn Elementary School
Auburn, KS

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): K, 1, 2, 3, 4

Biographical Information

Teacher Janet Hards blends the old with the new to educate her fourth-grade students at Auburn Elementary School in rural Auburn. Mrs. Hards's unit on quilting integrates history, math and art: students research the history of quilting in Kansas, which involves the history of the state itself, and then use their knowledge of fractions, geometry and measurements to create their own quilt designs. She pioneered the integration of technology in her district, which her students use to conduct research and create multimedia presentations. As a member of the district's technology cadre, Mrs. Hards was selected to pilot the district's new computer-based report card system and frequently provides computer training and assistance to fellow educators.

Additional Information


1973 Bethany College, B.A.