Todd Flory has taught fourth grade at Wheatland Elementary School since 2012. He previously taught fifth grade at Buhler Grade School for one year.
Todd believes that teachers need to create global citizens in a global classroom to empower students to shape their future and the world’s. He regularly connects his students with others around the world for global collaborative projects, including a global coding challenge, a cooking cultural exchange, and a 16-hour Skype Around the World day, where students virtually visit with classes all around the world to learn new cultures.
Todd is a 2018 Kansas Master Teacher and a Past-President of the Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics. He is also currently a Teacher Leader Consultant with the Kansas Department of Education, and was a PAEMST state finalist in 2020 and 2022. Todd has presented at local, state, and national conferences on issues such as global collaboration, personalized learning, and technology in the classroom. He has also written many articles for online education publications. Todd serves as his district’s fourth grade team professional learning community facilitator and serves on his building’s leadership team.
Todd earned a B.A. in communication arts from Bethel College; a B.S. in elementary education from McPherson College; and a masters degree in instructional technology from Ft. Hays State University. Todd is a certified elementary school teacher and has an English for Speakers of Other Languages endorsement.