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Mickey Bogart (KS '93)


Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS

At the time of the Award, Mickey Bogart was:

Manhattan High School
Manhattan, KS

Subject(s) taught: Reading
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Mickey Bogart is currently an adjunct instructor in the College of Education at Kansas State University. At the time of her Award, she taught history and social studies at Manhattan High School in Manhattan, where her primary responsibility as a teacher entailed teaching her students how to "conceptualize and solve problems." At that time, 26 years in education had taught Bogart that today's successful teacher "abandons archaic textbooks and provides a hands-on, creative, real-life problem solving environment." In order to create the appropriate conditions for her students to stay abreast of a changing world, Bogart felt called upon to be the first to "embrace change, and model risk-taking." To give her students the opportunity to "readily adjust to the changes in the high-tech world in which they live," she brought both a sense of realism and a spirit of innovation to her classroom. "The most important contribution I can make as an educator," she said, "is to touch the intellectual souls of those students I meet each year, to open their minds to the endless possibilities, to inspire them to be the keepers of the vision, and ultimately, to show them that without imagination there will be no knowledge."

Personal Message

Since retiring from my high school classroom I have been teaching as an adjunct instructor in the College of Education at Kansas State University. I teach a required content/methods course for Social Studies pre-service teachers and I supervise student interns. The Colloquium course that I teach is a partnership with 6 Arts and Sciences professors that is focused on improving the content background of secondary social studies teachers as they enter the profession. The organization of the course is centered around a topic (such as the Cold War or Civil Rights) and then examining that topic from the perspective of each of the 6 disciplines—Economics, Political Science, Geography, Sociology, World History, and U.S. History.

Additional Information


1965 Fort Hays State University, B.S.

Social Studies