The woman, 39-year-old Jeanie Weve of Pretty Prairie, died Sunday when she fell 20 feet from the zipline.
The Wichita Eagle reports that Weve was on maternity leave after giving birth to her third child five weeks ago.
Last fall, she was named a Milken National Educator for her work as a fourth-grade teacher at Maize Central Elementary School. She was the only Kansas teacher to receive the national award last year.
The Reno County Sheriff’s office said that Weve appeared to freeze on the ride, causing her to let go of the handles and fall. She died at a Wichita hospital.