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Congratulations are in order for Mr. Kevin Hogan! Last week, Mr. Hogan was randomly chosen to win a free two-year lease at Two Light Luxury Apartments as a part of the Kansas City Power & Light District partnership with KCPSEF.

Kayla McClellan Named Regional Teacher of the Year

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Kayla McClellan, center, has been selected as a 2023 Missouri Regional Teacher of the Year. She was recognized at the Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, KCPS Board of Directors meeting by Vice Chair Jennifer Wolfsie, left, and Interim Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Collier, right.

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.