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John Fierro Kansas City Notable Latino

KCPS is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month featuring notable Latino community members who have made a difference in the city and/or the nation. Today, we honor John Fierro, President/CEO of Mattie Rhodes Center and a long-time public figure in Kansas City.

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KCPS is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with profiles of Latinos who have made a difference in our community. Today, we remember Yvonne Vazquez Rangel, an education advocate who lobbied for access to bilingual education. 

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KCPS is continuing our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with a spotlight on Rebecca Jaramillo, an advocate for equal rights and a founder of Fiesta Hispana, one of the first celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month in Kansas City.

Local Kansas City Hero Primitivo Garcia

Primitivo Garcia is often referred to as Kansas City's first local Hispanic hero. One KCPS elementary school is named after this hero after he gave his life to save his English teacher in 1967.

Kandace Buckner

Kandace Buckner

About Kandace Buckner

Kandace Buckner is a parent, educator, and public school advocate. She currently serves as the Curriculum Coordinator and Early Childhood Methods Instructor for Kansas City Teacher Residency. She completed her Bachelors Degree through the Institute for Urban Education at University of Missouri-Kansas City and her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership at Park University

Contact Information

kbuckner@kcpublicschools.org

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