Kansas University and officials at other area school districts are mourning the loss of a Lawrence resident recently recognized as one of the state’s outstanding teachers.
Michael A. Dunlap, 44, a graduate student in KU’s School of Education, died of an aneurysm Monday at his home, according to KU.
“On behalf of the entire University of Kansas community, I offer sincerest condolences to the family, loved ones, colleagues and students of Michael Dunlap,” KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little said. “Our thoughts are with them during this time of loss.”
Dunlap taught journalism at Blue Valley West High School and was chairman of the school’s mass communication department. He was a program facilitator for journalism for the Blue Valley school district. He has also taught at Lawrence, Leavenworth and Shawnee Mission North high schools.
He was recognized by Emporia State University as part of the 2010 Kansas Master Teacher Award Program.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Bram-Turner Funeral Home in Stewartsville, Mo. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.