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KCK Board of Education Honors Employees of the Month - November 2016

The Kansas City Board of Education recognizes Mr. Lloyd Collins from the Maintenance Shop and Rachel McIlvane from West Middle School, as the Employees of the Month for November 2016, as recommended by Dr. Evelyn Hill, Board of Education Member and Chairperson for the Employee of the Month Committee.  

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Lloyd Collins
Painter, KCKPS Maintenance Shop

“Lloyd Collins, Lead Painter for the KCKPS maintenance shop, has shown superb workmanship and great leadership skills since stepping into the paint/glass department lead position.  ‘No’ is not in his vocabulary and he goes the extra mile to try to accommodate everyone involved.  Lloyd has worked at the district for the last 9 years and is well known and respected throughout the USD 500.  Everyone that knows Lloyd can attest that he will do whatever it takes to get the work done and we are all honored to nominate him for employee of the month”.  Sincerely, Kevin O’Malley, Painter for the KCKPS maintenance shop 

Rachel McIlvane
Teacher, West Middle School

“Rachel McIlvane, Grade 8 Math Teacher at West Middle School has been very proactive in helping all new staff to become acclimated to their new work environment by showing gentleness and kindness while helping us to teach to a level of excellence.  She has provided a helping hand in being a resource in bouncing ideas upon the first week of teaching, classroom set up, and instructional strategies.  She cares deeply not only for the work done in her classroom, but the work done down each and every hall of West Middle.  She is a true representation of inspiring excellence “every grownup, every child, every day!”   Sincerely, Ryan Schreiner, Teacher Grade 8 Algebra and Geometry, West Middle School. 

KCK Board of Education Honors Employees of the Month - October 2016

The Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education recognizes  Mr. Kirk Duckers from KVC Academy and the Argentine Middle Custodian Staff, consisting of Victor Abarca, Brandon Holmes, Cedric Prince and Keith Harris, as the Employees of the Month for October 2016, as recommended by Dr. Evelyn Hill, Board of Education Member and Chairperson for the Employee of the Month Committee.  

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Argentine Middle Custodial Staff – Victor Abarca, Brandon Holmes, Cedric Prince and Keith Harris

“The custodial team at Argentine are polite to our students and staff. They are timely in addressing our building’s needs and finding solutions to some interesting “old building” issues. If something needs to be addressed in a classroom, we know it will be fixed or replaced as soon as possible. It is clear they all take pride in taking care of our building, our staff and most importantly our students. They are extremely friendly and they make everyone’s day a little brighter. We appreciate you!”

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Mr. Kirk Duckers
teacher at KVC, Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools

“Mr. Duckers came to KVC not knowing what the daily challenges would be. He came in with a clear mind, open heart and willingness to work with some of the most challenging children in the school system. Mr. Duckers is creative and uses an innovative approach when handling our youth of various learning abilities. He is willing to modify his teaching methods based on his class’s needs and personalities with no “ego” on his part, about preferred teaching styles. Mr. Duckers is the teacher that should receive “an apple a day!” He comes in daily with a smile on his face, never complaining and eager to engage the students in learning. Mr. Duckers demonstrates KVC’s S.T.A.R. model by showing safety and trust.”

KCK Board of Education Honors Employees of the Month - September 2016

Two outstanding employees were honored this week by the KCK Board of Education as Employees of the Month for September.  Congratulations to Majayla Garrett, para at KCK Early Childhood Center, and Megan Anthony, counselor at Quindaro Elementary.  The following are excerpts from their nominations:

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Majayla Garrett
para at KCK Early Childhood Center

“Majayla Garrett, a 2004 graduate of J. C. Harmon, has worked for the Kansas City, Kansas School District for the last six years. She spent her first five years working in the kitchen at Silver City. Last year after deciding she wanted to spend more time with kids she transferred to KCK Early Childhood Center. She is truly a ray of sunshine at our school. Majayla is always smiling, singing, laughing and dancing with the kids. She loves them all like they are her own children. Majayla is always going above and beyond while she is at work. She is a natural teacher and motivator. In her short time at our school, she has made a huge impact. Our school is a better place because of her.” 
Sincerely submitted,
Andrea Murray, teacher & Abby Ohmes, teacher

Megan Anthony
counselor at Quindaro Elementary

“Megan Anthony is not only our school counselor, she wears many hats. Megan juggles many situations without the bat of an eye. Megan is always willing to lend an open ear and words of advice to anyone who comes her way, no matter what the age or issue. Megan works with our students with an open mind and an even bigger heart.   She helps find ways to provide students with clothes, water, food, transportation, school supplies and even beds.  She strives for the best for all Quindaro students.  Megan Anthony is courageous in her work, confidential at all times, professional and has a spark of fun in everything she does. She is a true example of what every teacher, administrator and paraprofessional should strive to be. She is simply a selfless soul.” 
Sincerely submitted,
Nicole Heier, 5th grade teacher & Kyle Joyce, 3rd grade teacher