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.”