KMEA Hall of Fame
Dan Zollars
Inducted in 1996
Dan Zollars was raised in Hutchinson and received the BME and MME from Wichita State University, where he majored in voice and played football. After graduation, he recieved his Navigator Wings in the Air Force. Zollars taught in Caldwell, then in Newton where he taught choral music and coached football. He then taught 25 years at Shawnee Mission East High School, teaching choral music, coaching football, and serving as Coordinator of the Division of Fine Arts. Zollars was president of KsACDA and held several positions in KMEA. His choirs have performed at KMEA conventions, the Kansas Association of School Boards Convention, The KMTA-KsACDA convention, and the UMKC Choral Festivals. Zollars received the Outstanding Young Educator Award from the Newton Jaycees, the KsACDA Harry Robert Wilson Award, and the Cynthia O'Connell Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Shawnee Mission School District.