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Kansas City Public Schools is fully accredited and enrolling families for the 2022-23 school year. Stop by the Board of Education, 2901 Troost Ave., to speak with an enrollment specialist today!

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As Chief of Staff, Ms. Holliday-Scott’s work will focus on facilitating and overseeing the transition team, assessing and reviewing internal district processes, participating in the Blueprint 2030 process and collaborating with executive team members.

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Dr. Davis was named Interim Deputy Superintendent and Chief Equity Officer in July 2022. His departmental oversight includes School Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, Student Support, Research and Accountability, and Equity, Inclusion and Innovation.

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This fall, KCPS middle and high schoolers will be joining students across the globe for the 2022 Space Grand Challenge. KCPS is recruiting teachers and cybersecurity industry professionals as coaches.

Meet the KCPS 2022 Teacher of the Year Finalists!

KCPS teachers educate, encourage and empower our students every day. Today, we are excited to introduce the three finalists in our 2022 KCPS Teacher of the Year contest. We will be announcing the winner tonight at our awards banquet and tomorrow on social media!

 

Amy Brock is the 2022 Gladstone Teacher of the Year and one of three finalists for 2022 KCPS Teacher of the Year.

AMY BROCK
Gladstone Elementary

"One initiative I started at Gladstone Elementary is the Mexican Dance Group. I started by borrowing dresses and costumes from Garcia because a teacher there had them already. As years went along, I found it important for our school to have their own costumes, so I sewed costumes just for our building. At the start of each class, I talk with the students about their day, help with homework needs, and just really get to know them as the people they are."

 

Andrew Corrao is the 2022 Northeast High School Teacher of the Year and one of three finalists for 2022 KCPS Teacher of the Y

ANDREW CORRAO
Northeast High School

"Over the summer, one of my district coordinators called me up and said, 'I really think that NEHS could use DECA.' At the time, I had no idea what DECA was, but I was excited at the opportunity to coach a competitive team. In high school I practically lived at school being a member of a ton of student organizations. I knew that I wanted to bring that to NEHS as I'm a big believer that extra-curriculars help grow a culture in a school."

 

Kayla McClellan is the 2022 Lincoln Middle School Teacher of the Year and one of three finalists for 2022 KCPS Teacher of the

KAYLA McCLELLAN
Lincoln Middle School

"I am the ultimate hype woman for my students. I push back when they make great points and allow them to dig deeper to prove their point. I celebrate them tremendously when they do, and if they try to back down I encourage them to use the information they have already prepared. I let them know when I am proud of them, and I point out their strengths as often as possible. In my classroom, we are building the kind of country we want to have and can shape."

 

ABOUT KCPS TEACHER OF THE YEAR

The purpose of the KCPS Teacher of the Year program is to recognize the contributions of classroom teachers and to honor, promote and celebrate excellence in the teaching profession. 

We received hundreds of nominations in our 2022 KCPS Teacher of the Year contest. From those nominations, principals helped select teachers to represent their schools in our district contest. We then invited these fantastic teachers to apply to represent our district as the 2022 KCPS Teacher of the Year.

Special thanks to this year's selection committee, Assistant Superintendent of School Leadership Lloyd Jackson, Director of Professional Learning Becky Nace and Behavioral Health Manager Travanna Alexander-Toney.