Congratulations to the November 2017 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 November. Congratulations to Lindy Binns, physical education teacher at Mark Twain Elementary and Connie Thao, ESOL data specialist at the Central Office and Training Center. The following are excerpts from their nominations:

Lindy Binns

“Ms. Binns did a remarkable job on Tuesday, October 17 when a kindergarten student collapsed to the floor. The student was unconscious and not breathing. Thanks to Ms. Binns’ quick reactions to not only get to the scene promptly but also start CPR immediately, she was able to get the student to the point where he was making some gasping breaths. Ms. Binns kept the oxygen flowing in the little boy’s body until the paramedics arrived and took over. We applaud Ms. Binns for her quick reactions and are happy to share that the child is making progress. Thank you Ms. Binns for saving this boy’s life.”

Connie Thao

“Connie is one of the most dedicated people with whom I have had the pleasure of working. She works hard to ensure her department and co-workers have the information and resources they need. Connie always responds to queries and handles last-minute requests with aplomb. Every year she works tirelessly to ensure our student ESL count is correct for our annual September 20 count. She assists with translating district information for our Hmong speaking families and students. Connie is dedicated to providing the best service to our students and families, as well as her co-workers. I have known her to always be kind, warm and professional with everyone she meets.”