Backed by more than 45 years of invaluable experience, Sue Ellen Holoway Boldra has achieved prominence as a renowned educator. Since 1995, she has served as an instructor at Fort Hays State University (FHSU). Notably, Ms. Boldra represented District 111 as a republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives from 2013 to 2017. As a member of the House, Ms. Boldra sponsored several bills and resolutions pertaining to numerous areas, including the Second Amendment Protection Act, public education, Multiple Sclerosis Day, the exercise of religion, and more.
In 1971, Ms. Boldra earned a Bachelor of Arts in history and English from McPherson College. Shortly after obtaining an undergraduate degree, she began a brief tenure as an English teacher at Canton-Galva Middle School. Mr. Boldra then joined Felten Middle School, teaching English and Social Studies, from 1972 to 1990. While at Felten Middle School, she advanced her formal education by achieving a Master of Science in political science from FHSU in 1977. Intent on accomplishing her career goals, Ms. Boldra became a certified teacher through the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, becoming the first educator to receive this certification in the state of Kansas. Before joining the staff at FHSU, Ms. Boldra taught social studies at Hays High School from 1990 to 2004. Ms. Boldra’s diversified skill set also includes expertise in the property management market, as she has worked as a real estate agent through Bel Air Realty since 2005.
Dedicated to the welfare of her community, Ms. Boldra previously served the Hays City-Ellis County Planning Commission in various roles, including as secretary (1996 1997) and vice chairman (1997-1998). Since entering her field, Ms. Boldra has been recognized for her hard work and dedication. She received the Kansas Teacher of the Year Award in 2001. Additionally, she was recently honored with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
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