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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.

Lincoln Prep Debaters Compete Nationally

Nadia Richard finished as a semi-finalist in Student Congress at the NCFL Grand National Tournament. Sophia Herrera is the reigning back-to-back Debate Kansas City Congressional Champion.

Three women who are nurses wearing black shirts that say "making a difference' with the KCPS logo.

KCPS rolled out the red carpet for National Nurses Week, clapping and cheering for our school nurses as they arrived at the Board of Education for their appreciation lunch.

KCPS orchestra students perform at the KCPS Fine Arts Showcase on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

"In schools, children need to have a place of belonging. They need to know they're accepted. They have to find their niche, that thing they’re good at,” said KCPS Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Collier.

Ms. Truax, Ms. Hester Named Terrific Teammates

Congratulations to Carmen Truax and Kimberly Hester! Ms. Truax and Ms. Hester were recognized as Terrific Teammates by Superintendent Dr. Mark Bedell and the KCPS Board of Directors on June 8, 2022.


Northeast High School

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Carmen Truax, the librarian at Northeast High School, was recognized as a Terrific Teammate at the June 8, 2022, KCPS Board of Directors meeting.

Ms. Truax is the Library Media Specialist at Northeast High School. She is always willing to work one-on-one with students writing research papers and has helped many students obtain their Seal of Biliteracy. She is very involved in school activities, including the Viking Pantry, and spotlights the many good things happening at Northeast in social media posts.

“If there is someone who always remembers to recognize and congratulate student achievement, it is Ms. Truax,” Ayanna Castaneda wrote in her nomination. “The students respond very well to her and they appreciate her for consistently being there for them. Recently, I had the pleasure of attending and collaborating for the Hispanic Luncheon. It was an opportunity to celebrate our Hispanic and Latinx community.”

Ms. Truax also helped host Black History Month and Asian Pacific luncheons for students and parents. Thank you for being a Terrific Teammate, Ms. Truax!


Manual Career and Technical Center

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Kimberly Hester, an Instructional Coach at Manual Career and Technical Center, was recognized as a Terrific Teammate at the June 8, 2022, KCPS Board of Directors meeting.

Ms. Hester is an Instructional Coach at Manual Career and Technical Center, where she works with KCPS student-interns.

“With her as a teammate in the work, the district internship program has more than doubled,” said Ms. Crystal Everett, Manager of Career and Technical Education, who nominated Ms. Hester. “One of the projects that was birthed from the district internship program in 2021 was the idea to host a student conference, and one year later, the idea is coming to fruition under her leadership.”

The KCPS LIT (Leaders in Training) Conference will be held later this week. Good luck, Ms. Hester, and congratulations!