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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.

Rebecca Parker Elected to Greater Kansas City Association of School Librarians Executive Council

A woman with curly hair wearing a mask sits on a quilt with books on it. Her students sit with her, listening as she reads.

Garfield Elementary Library Media Specialist Rebecca Marcum Parker has been elected as second vice president of the Greater Kansas City Association of School Librarians for the upcoming school year. She is one of two Missouri school librarian representatives on the Missouri Secretary of State John R. Ashcroft’s Library Council and serves on the Missouri Association of School Librarians’ Advocacy and Diversity committees.

Ms. Parker believes students become better readers when they see themselves in books and graphic novels. Her students love checking out books that were purchased with a grant from GLSEN’s Rainbow Library. Ms. Parker’s motto? “The question may not involve the library and librarian, but the answer always can!” She has been a KCPS school librarian for 24 years.

Summer reading recommendation from Ms. Parker: This Book is Anti-Racist, by Tiffany Jewell. Ask your school librarian for help logging into your school library account, or check it out from the Kansas City Public Library. Don't forget, adults who participate in KCPL’s Summer Reading Program can earn books and cool prizes!