Amber Carithers

 HHS Teacher To Be Inducted into WSU Hall of Fame


HUTCHINSON, KANSAS – Hutchinson High School teacher, Amber Carithers, will be inducted into the Wichita State University College of Applied Studies Hall of Fame on October 21, 2022.

Carithers is among eight other inductees for 2022 into the College of Applied Studies (CAS)  Hall of Fame. Inductees come from various backgrounds, and they will be recognized for their accomplishments within their fields. According to the CAS Hall of Fame announcement, “The CAS Hall of Fame recognizes individuals or groups of individuals who have made a positive impact on the college at any point since its founding. The traits and qualities Hall of Fame members possess are reflective of the college’s core values of collaboration, discovery, diversity, integrity and leadership.”

Carithers was named a Kansas Teacher of the Year finalist for 2021 and has served as an English Language Arts teacher at Hutchinson High School for ten years. As a finalist, Carithers visited other districts with the Kansas Teacher of the Year team, and she was recognized by the Kansas State Senate in January 2022. Carithers also leads the new Teaching/Training pathway for high school students at Hutchinson Career & Technical Education Academy. 

“I’m honored to represent USD 308 as an inductee, and I appreciate my former undergraduate advisor, Dr. Cramer, for staying in touch, watching my career unfold, and nominating me for this honor. I feel so blessed and appreciative of all who believe in the work I do. I always strive to do what’s best for students. I love this profession, the people I work with, and am proud to be a Salthawk,” said Carithers.

All nine inductees will be honored at a special banquet on October 21, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on the WSU campus.

“We are incredibly proud of all of Amber Carithers’ accomplishments over the last year. She is very deserving of the recognition, as she demonstrates dedication and passion for education in her classroom daily. We look forward to celebrating with her,” said USD 308 superintendent Dr. Dawn M. Johnson.