William “Bill” Hamm


2008 Teacher of the Year

Social Studies
Olathe High School

“It is all about relevancy. My role as a teacher is to draw a circle from where we start today and either move forward or reverse the process to explain the cause and effect relationship that each decision had on how we arrived at the present. I think often of an inscription on the sculpture, Titan, “From the past, the man of the present acts prudently so as not to imperil the future.”