MORAN — Ken McWhirter’s first day as a teacher taught him two important lessons: how to adapt to each student’s needs and how to meet unexpected challenges.
Throughout his career — and especially, the past two years — those lessons would prove invaluable.
But as a brand-new sixth-grade teacher starting mid-way through the school year in 1976 in Larned, McWhirter entered a math classroom where every student was on a different page.
Stay connected to the stories and events that make your community a special place to call home.
Subscriptions start at $14.90/month.View subscription options
- Unmatched coverage of Allen County’s local news and sports, a tradition dating back to 1867
- Compelling portraits of our residents, experienced reporting and thoughtful analysis
- Unlimited online access to iolaregister.com and our archives