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Three Great Bend teachers are named Master Teachers by Kansas Strong
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Kansas Strong announces that Deena Smith, Katt Shelton and Traci Miller of Unified School District 428 have completed the comprehensive workshop and training schedule to be Master Teachers, and are experts in Kansas Strong’s "Fossils To Fuel" training module.

Beginning with the new school year, these Master Teachers will be teaching Kansas students about the science involved in oil and natural gas exploration, about the techniques Kansas’ independent oil and gas producers use to fuel America, and the importance of the oil and natural gas industries to the economy.

With completion of the Master Teacher Training Program, each teacher receives a complimentary "Fossils To Fuel" Teacher Kit, with all the materials necessary to communicate new-found knowledge to students in the classroom.

Kansas Strong is the public face of the Kansas Oil & Gas Resources Fund (KOGRF), a nonprofit organization voluntarily funded by oil and natural gas producers in Kansas. Founded in 2006, the KOGRF is a non-governmental organization with the purpose of educating Kansans on the vital role the industry plays in advancing our state and sustaining our nation’s energy supply. As the need for viable domestic resources continues to grow, we are proud to represent the oil and natural gas producers of Kansas and the energy solutions they provide for our country.

More information on Kansas Strong, the KOGRF, and their important partnership with Kansas educators, can be found at