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KCK Board of Education Honors March 2016 Employees of the Month

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The Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education honored two employees as Employees of the Month at their meeting on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.  Employees are pictured (from left) Dave Cavender, lead night custodian at F.L. Schlagle High School; and Suzie Legg, elementary curriculum coordinator at the Central Office and Training Center. 

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RECOMMENDATION:

That the Kansas City Board of Education recognizes Dave Cavender from F.L. Schlagle High School and Suzie Legg from Central Office and Training Center as the Employees of the Month for March 2016, as recommended by Dr. Evelyn Hudson, Board of Education Member and Chairperson for the Employee of the Month Committee.

EXPLANATION: 

“Mr. Dave Cavender is our Lead Night Custodian but you can’t tell it from all the other jobs he also does to help our staff and students.   Mr. Cavender is one of those people that can prioritize, make everyone happy, and keeps his wonderful spirit and personality. His staff has dwindled over the past few years, but you never hear him complain….he just gets it done.  I have yet seen him frown and I don’t believe he even knows how to sit down.  He goes above and beyond the call of duty.  We have a lot of sports, concerts and outside events inside the building especially in the evening and the custodial staff has to put up the nets, chairs, etc., then take it all down and clean up after the patrons.  You never have to call Mr. Cavender because as soon as the event is over, here he comes with the bubbly attitude ready to work! I wanted someone to realize what a great person, co-worker, and citizen he really is and I have had the pleasure to work with him.  Thank you! ”. 
Sincerely,
Officer Elaine Moore, School Resource Officer

“Suzie Legg, Elementary Curriculum Coordinator, is one of the most selfless educators I have ever met.  She is always willing to do whatever it takes to guarantee the work not only gets done, but gets done well.  One of Suzie’s greatest services to our district is her willingness to be in the work.  If she asks something of you, she is going to work just as hard as you and provide whatever support is needed to help you find success. I have personally witnessed Suzie do this with her teacher leaders, other members of the curriculum department, teachers, and students.  She is the first to volunteer to do the hard work and her proactive, forward-thinking nature requires her colleagues to continually be growing professionally and challenges us to work tirelessly for the best possible curriulums for our students. No issue is too big or too small to ask for her support! Her passion for KCK students and teachers is an inspiration to all.  She is truly an asset to all students, teachers, and staff in KCK Public Schools.”  
Sincerely, Dr. Amanda Kain,
Elementary Math Content Teacher Leader