Congratulations to the May 2018 Employees of the Month

The Kansas City Board of Education recognized Zelton Daniels, Custodian at Parker Elementary School and Emma Chakraborty, Life Skills III Teacher at Eisenhower Middle School, as Employees of the Month for May 2018 as submitted by Maxine Drew, Board member and Chairperson of the Employee of the Month Selection Committee and as recommended by Dr. Cynthia Lane, Superintendent of Schools.

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Elvira Hurley

"Ms. Hurley has made a huge impact on her staff at West. .... She has gone above and beyond the call of duty with parents, students, and her staff. ... Ms. Hurley is a dedicated principal to USD 500. She goes out of her way each and every day putting every student and staff member before herself. Her unselfish manner ofleadership has created a school environment that truly promotes a sense of family love and trust. . .. There is not a person more deserving of this award."

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Thomas Carter and Irvin Josenberger

"Our custodial team at Welborn worked very hard to prepare the school for the year. . . . They worked additional hours to organize and change the building because of the new Administration. Both custodians assist with lunch and encourage our new behaviors and expectations and they are a part of educating our students too. They will do anything you ask of them and truly care about the staff and students of Welborn."

Congratulations to the April 2018 Employees of the Month

The Kansas City Board of Education recognized Zelton Daniels, Custodian at Parker Elementary School and Emma Chakraborty, Life Skills III Teacher at Eisenhower Middle School, as Employees of the Month for April 2018 as submitted by Maxine Drew, Board member and Chairperson of the Employee of the Month Selection Committee and as recommended by Dr. Cynthia Lane, Superintendent of Schools.

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Zelton Daniels

Custodian, Parker Elementary School

"Zelton is such a great person to have on staff. He takes pride in his work and it shows. If something needs to be done, he's the man for the job ... . The students love him as well as the whole staff. Mr. Daniels truly deserves more recognition than he gets. I am blessed to be working with such an amazing man."
Sincerely,
Jimmika Lawson and Andrea Walker, W.A. White Elementary School

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Emma Chakraborty

Life Skills III Teacher, Eisenhower Middle School

"Emma Chakraborty teaches life Skills III students at Eisenhower Middle School. Her students have different needs than the rest of the students at our school. Emma helps to ensure that all of her students receive what they need in order to be successful. She creates a safe space for her students ... . As Rita Pierson says, 'Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.' And Emma Chakraborty is a champion for her students."
Sincerely,
Angie Cakin & 7th Grade Team

Congratulations to the February 2018 Employees of the Month

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Two outstanding employees were honored this week by the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education as Employees of the Month for February. Congratulations to Cindy Huston, teacher from Lindbergh Elementary, and David Gray, head custodian from John Fiske Elementary. Click below to read their nominations.

Cindy Huston

“Mrs. Huston is a true asset to our building. She works with students of all ages and abilities. Mrs. Huston is always willing to help where she is needed …. Mrs. Huston also works to build stomg home-school connections. She contacts families through various forms of communication and is willing to do what needs to be done so our families know about their child. Mrs. Huston makes our building a better place. We are lucky she’s a part of our staff.”
Sincerely, Sara Coe, Lindbergh Elementary School

David Gray

“Mr. Gray is not only the head custodian at John Fiske Elementary School, he is a role model, a leader, and and an advocate. David is always going above and beyond for the staff, students, and families in our community .. .. David Gray is not only an asset to John Fiske, he a crucial component of what makes our school and community such a fun, caring place to work and live. We appreciate him so much, and want to him to be recognized for all that he does.”
Sincerely, Megan Mejia and Teresa Todd, John Fiske Elementary School

Congratulations to the March 2018 Employees of the Month

March 2018 Employees of the Month

Three outstanding employees were honored this week by the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education as Employees of the Month for March. Congratulations to Brenda Chabot, teacher at Silver City Elementary, Kimberly Hunter, bus driver for KCKPS and Angela Wright, principal at W.A. White Elementary. 

Angela Wright

"Mrs. Angela Wright has served as an educator for 27 years....Mrs. Wright has been very instrumental in the success of the staff at W. A. White. She is a leader that finds the best qualities in a person and develops the areas that need improvement. Mrs. Wright is dedicated to all of her students and staff, she accepts nothing but the best, encourages high expectations and embodies true leadership....Mrs. Wright is thoughtful, selfless, encouraging, impactful and the epitome of a leader."
Sincerely,
Jimmika Lawson and Andrea Walker, W.A. White Elementary School

Brenda Chabot

"Mrs. Brenda Chabot has been an employee of the KCKPS since 1995. For the vast majority of her years, she has been at Silver City Elementary. Brenda is an outstanding teacher who makes a difference in the lives of those around her on a daily basis .... Brenda exemplifies our mission by inspiring excellence every day."
Sincerely,
Deanne Letourneau, Principal, Silver City Elementary School

Kimberly Hunter

"Mrs. Hunter drives bus #409 and has a most professional attitude. She doesn't try to shy away from hard work and has the willing attitude to take on any and all challenges with this position . .. . Kim is an outstanding driver that communicates with her substitute bus aides and has an outstanding eagerness to assist with wheelchairs and safety vests.
Sincerely,
Karla Wilson, Bus Aide, Transportation

Congratulations to the January 2018 Employees of the Month

Two outstanding employees were honored this week by the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education as Employees of the Month for January. Congratulations to Harriet Williams, certified nursing assistant and paraprofessional from F.L. Schlagle High, and Amy Loveland, principal from Kansas State School for the Blind and North Central Office Early Childhood Center. Click below to read their nominations.

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Harriet Williams

Harriet is truly a lifelong Schlagle Stallion.  She graduated from Schlagle in 1980 and came to work here as a certified nursing assistant and paraprofessional about 13 years ago. She has shined throughout the school since she walked through the doors. It is not unusual to hear her singing, see her smiling and spreading her joy throughout the building. The students respect her and look up to her. Even when she has to be stern with a student, she fills it with her love and that her smile returns and she lights up the area.

She rejoices in her work and then the students that she works with. She says that what attracts her to the job is the opportunity to take care of kid’s needs. She said at first the hardest part of getting settled into the position was trying to figure out what a paraprofessional is. Once she figured out the duties and responsibilities she grew to an be a huge part of our Schlagle community.

Outside of the school she is active in the Greater Pentecostal Temple serving as a liturgical dance minister. And she has share this talent with the Schlagle community at several assemblies in the past. She believes and lives the idea that we are all responsible for the success of our community. Harriet is another example of the excellent team members we have working with our KCK students.

Amy Loveland

Amy Loveland

On behalf of the Headstart staff at the Kansas School for the Blind (KSSB), we are honored to nominate Amy Loveland for KCKPS employee of the month. Amy is not only the principle of both the KSSB and North Central Office Early Childhood Center programs in the district, but she is also a mentor and a constant supporter of those around her.  Amy faces even the hardest days with laughter, she shows a genuine interest in the growth in lives of her teachers and staff. She knows the children and families of our program by heart.

No matter how many things we add to her never-ending to-do list, Amy make sure to address each one from the smallest concerns to the biggest challenges. She will always stopped have a conversation, even if she’s in the middle of something and you’ll never walk away feeling like your voice wasn’t heard. Amy is a team player, she holds her staff and our families accountable, and liked all good leaders she would never ask others to do anything she wouldn’t do it herself. On any given day, you might see Amy cleaning, working the car line, helping a student change clothes, moving furniture, reading stories, assisting in classrooms, answering phones, talking to parents or staying late would children who haven’t been picked up yet.

These are all things done on top of her regular duties. Amy puts in long hours, she works hard and above all she’s humble. She always gives credit to others when she is complemented or thanked. Even in moments of chaos or conflict, Amy always exhibits kindness, fairness, patience and compassion. She is an outstanding principal and an even more outstanding person. Amy is a counselor, a cheerleader, a confidant and a friend. We thank her for her positive leadership and for making this a great work environment.