Wednesday, August 29, 2012

KCK Board of Education honors Employees of the Month

News Release

The Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education honored two staff members as Employees of the Month at their meeting on August 28, 2012.

Officer Bartee was nominated by Kerri Wrenick, homeless liaison and the entire student services department. Here is what was said about Bartee in his nomination:
Mario Bartee, Campus Officer at the KCK Central Office and Training Center, and Linda Hicks, 5th grade teacher at St. Pt. South Elementary School. Officer Bartee is a ray of sunshine every morning you come to Central Office.  He is the first one to offer assistance to anyone who may need it. 

His friendly and positive attitude is an encouragement and support to both staff and students at Central Office; especially after a trying day.  It is apparent that Officer Bartee enjoys his career and has a genuine heart for helping others.  He has shown over the years to be dedicated to his job.  He exemplifies what an officer should be each and every day.  Officer Bartee is a caring, respectful, joyful and authentic human being and when you think of him, you know that you have been blessed to know him.  
Mrs. Linda Hicks was nominated by parent, Brandi McGill. Here is what was said in Hicks' nomination:
If I could describe Mrs. Linda Hicks, I would categorize her as a model teacher.  To me people say that kids need role models, but I say “REAL MODELS”.  That is exactly what Mrs. Hicks exemplifies!  She works with some of the most difficult children but still goes above and beyond the call of duty.  She is stern, but caring at the same time.  As a parent of two sons that were privileged to have Mrs. Hicks as their teacher several years ago, I am honored to say we continue to stay in contact because of the impact she made in our lives.  She is a special person and a wonderful teacher in our district.  I truly believe she is one of our finest teachers!