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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. 

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 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.

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Saturday, February 12, 2022 • 9:00 – 11:00 am

Join the team making a POSITIVE DIFFERENCE!

Kansas City Public Schools is a leader in the Kansas City metro! We are searching for teachers who are ready to share their love of learning with the next generation of leaders. We offer great benefits, an excellent retirement program and on-going professional development.

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“I was moved by the passion displayed regarding the urgency to provide an equitable education for the students of our community. I have developed genuine relationships with my students, colleagues, parents, mentors and leadership.”

Kenneth Ellison
Physical Education
Faxon and Garfield Elementary


“I let my students know I believe in them and hold them to high standards both academically or behaviorally. Through rigorous instruction, students can apply, explain and extend on their knowledge and helping students be successful in and out of the classroom.”

Lindsay Self
Northeast Middle School

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