The case of the couple injured April 7 on Mt. Megunticook involves two teachers known for their careers in Kansas.

Charles R. Black, 68, of Camden has been charged with aggravated assault. His wife, Lisa Zahn Crooks Black, 52, told police he pushed her off Mt. Megunticook near Maiden Cliff, according to an affidavit filed in court. Black was being held at Knox County Jail in Rockland Friday morning, April 22.

The two were married in May 2004 and recently moved to Camden from Prairie Village, Kan., where they both worked as teachers.

Lisa Zahn Crooks Black has won a number of teaching awards over the years and is a text book author.

Most notably, she was inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame in 2002, according to the National Teachers Hall of Fame website, nthf.org. She is also a Christa McAuliffe Fellow and won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Her teaching career, which spans more than 20 years, includes working at Black Bob Elementary School in Olathe, Kan. She has also worked as a math methods teacher and worked at the Kansas State School for the Deaf, according to the website.

Olathe Mayor Michael Copeland proclaimed that May 7, 2002, was “Lisa Crooks Appreciation Day” in honor of her induction to the National Teacher Hall of Fame, according to a public proclamation document e-mailed from the city of Olathe.

She is the author of “Munchable Math,” a book that uses food-making experiments to teach math and science. She also wrote “Connecting Math & Literature,” and “Color Me Learning.”

“Lisa is the type of teacher that students dream about, parents pray for, and that fellow staff members aspire to be like,” said David Kearney, principal of Sunnyside Elementary School in Olathe, Kan., according to the website.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Kansas State University and a master’s degree in education of the hearing impaired from the University of Kansas.

Shawnee Mission East High School Principal Karl Krawitz said Charles “Reed” Black taught at the school from about 1999 to 2004.

Black taught in the “School within a School” program, working with students who struggle in the traditional classroom setting, Krawitz said.

In addition, he said Black had served as a substitute teacher at the school from 2005 until last year.

Krawitz said Black was a pretty good substitute, one that teachers often asked for. The principal said he did not know Black personally.

Leigh Anne Neal of the Shawnee Mission School District sent the following statement by e-mail about Black: “He began as a substitute teacher in February 1999, was hired as a teacher, English and Social studies, at Shawnee Mission East in October 2000, where he worked until resigning to retire in June 2004. From September 2004 until April 2010, he worked as a substitute teacher.”