Paul K. Stuewe, a former social studies teacher at Lawrence High School, has been named to the Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame officials in Dodge City announced the Class of 2013 inductees today. Stuewe was among 10 people who will be inducted during a ceremony June 1 in Dodge City. Their names will be added to the list of 376 current Hall of Fame members.
Stuewe began teaching at Lawrence High in 1986 and retired in 2005. Since then, he has taught at Blue Valley West High School in Overland Park.
While at Lawrence, he taught advanced placement courses in history, U.S. and Comparative Politics, and Foundations of U.S. Political Behavior. He also served as chairman of the social studies department and was the faculty sponsor for a number of clubs and activities.
Outside school, he was active on the Kids Voting Douglas County board of directors, the Lawrence Schools Foundation, the Lawrence Historic Resources Commission and the Kansas State Historical Society board of directors.
Also being inducted is former Kansas Senate President Steve Morris, R-Hugoton, who was named as a " friend of education." Morris served 20 years in the Kansas Senate, including eight years as president and four years as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.
Established in 1977 in Dodge City, the Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame was the first state teachers hall of fame in the country. Kansas is also home to the National Teachers Hall of Fame, which was founded in 1989 at Emporia State University.