On April 1st, the Kansas Free Press (KFP) celebrated its 6-month anniversary. With gratitude for the Kansans who nobly commit their time and talents to citizen journalism, we are celebrating our recent half-year anniversary by proudly showcasing each of our own KFP writers.
WICHITA, Kan. - In this profile, we are honored to introduce KFP correspondent, Claudean McKellips. She has taught at the high school and college level since 1997. Helping students find their voice in reading, writing and thinking brings Claudean the greatest joy. She has found her niche in the public alternative and charter schools where it is still possible to escape canned curriculum and some aspects of NCLB. Claudean is especially interested in leveling the playing field for first-generation college students.
Raised in a blue-collar Kansas family, by people who knew it was not a crime to be poor, she is also drawn to labor issues. She has a few degrees, a truck and a one-eyed dog.
She writes about all of the above and more. We are certainly thrilled to have Claudean join our band of citizen journalists in Kansas.
You may browse her archives here.
To learn more about any KFP writers, we encourage you to browse our directory of citizen journalists.
Do you want to write here as a citizen journalist? Anyone wishing to write with us here can inquire with our publisher directly. We are always looking for Kansans who want to write about Kansas! Let us know!