Kayla McClellan Named Regional Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to 2022 KCPS Teacher of the Year Kayla McClellan, who has been selected as a Missouri Regional Teacher of the Year!
Ms. McClellan teaches AVID and American History at Lincoln Middle School and was honored at the Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, Board of Directors meeting.
"She attended an HBCU, and she is representing them tonight, Grambling State University," said KCPS Interim Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Collier. "That's where her professors inspired her to be a teacher — the kind of teacher she actually needed."
After receiving a standing ovation, Ms. McClellan explained that she was dressed in her college gear for "College Wednesday," a Lincoln Middle program to highlight and elevate college attendance.
Sponsored by the Kansas City Public Schools Education Foundation, the KCPS Teacher of the Year program recognizes the contributions of extraordinary classroom teachers in every school. The mission of the KCPS Teacher of the Year Recognition Program is to honor, promote and celebrate excellence among our school faculty and help them be recognized at the regional, state and national level.