KCPS Recognizes Outstanding Administrators
Congratulations to Dr. Jimmie Bullard, Bridgette Crutchfield and Romanda Franklin-Hamilton! These principals were recognized as Outstanding Administrators at the June 8, 2022, KCPS Board of Directors meeting.
DR. JIMMIE BULLARD
Longfellow and Banneker Elementaries
Dr. Bullard has taken on managing two schools — and somehow managed to make it look easy, Longfellow teacher Kenny Park wrote in his nomination.
“Her door is always open. On the days she is at Longfellow, her office door is constantly being invaded by staff and students who want to connect with her, and she has the energy and care to connect with each one. She expects greatness from her staff and also cares about each of them so much,” Mr. Park said.
Thank you, Dr. Bullard, for caring so much about your staff and students. You are truly an Outstanding Administrator!
BRIDGETTE CRUTCHFIELD and ROMANDA FRANKLIN-HAMILTON
Woodland and Richardson Site Supervisors
Ms. Crutchfield and Ms. Franklin-Hamilton are the Early Learning Site Supervisors for Woodland and Richardson, where they serve as building principals. They ensure that KCPS Head Start students and staff get the support they need to be successful in pre-K.
“When the pandemic struck and the decision was made to serve all KCPS students through distance learning platforms, Romanda and Bridgette led the charge to serve our most vulnerable Head Start children in-person. We identified 30 students, three classrooms at each site, whose parents were considered essential workers,” Head Start Director Michelle Pendzimas wrote in her nomination. “While everyone worked remotely from home, they arrived every day to greet our children and families without hesitancy, without complaint and, often, without help.”
The safety protocols developed by KCPS Head Start early in the pandemic would inform our district’s COVID response in the months to come. Thank you, Ms. Crutchfield and Ms. Franklin-Hamilton, for your dedication to our students, families and staff.