How cool was it that we were able to attend the Partners for Student Success Breakfast event?  We would like to thank David Ceperly (Assistant Principal) and Liz Talamantez (Principal) of James Lewis Elementary School for the invite!  We would also like to thank Amy Droege for accompanying us to said event!  It was interesting how other companies are participating in giving back to the community within the Blue Springs School District.  This is our first year as a company being involved with the Blue Springs School District with our #adoptaclassroom.  We hope to continue this journey for years to come.

Kalie Lene is the student-teacher for our #adoptaclassroom and does an amazing job!

However, we must not forget that the teachers are the true purveyors of student success.  They are the unsung heroes of a child’s life.  No eraser will be able to erase the influence that a great teacher has on a student.  It is an absolute travesty that they are underappreciated in today’s society.  Because of the importance of the overall position of teachers, we would like to take this opportunity to showcase the student-teacher of our #adoptaclassroom, Kalie Lene in her own words:

Hello! My name is Kalie Lene and I am the student-teacher in Mrs. Droege’s 5th-grade class. The year is off to a great start and I have loved getting to know the students and learning and growing with them. Here’s a little about me and where I come from!

I grew up in a small town called La Plata, MO. This is where I went to elementary and high school. Although I loved living in a small town, I am loving the city life. I recently moved to the Kansas City area so I am enjoying meeting new people and exploring the city.

Growing up, I always loved school and my teachers. I always wanted to be just like them, so I guess I’ve always known I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up. I am currently a student through Northwest Missouri State University and will graduate in December with my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I loved every minute of my time at Northwest and I plan to go back to school after my first year of teaching to obtain my Master’s Degree. After graduation, I hope to begin my teaching career in the Kansas City area.

A big thank you to Amy Droege for accompanying us to the Partners for Student Success event!

We would like to thank Ms. Lene, Mrs. Droege, and all the rest of the teachers who do so much for our children while not getting the accolades that they richly deserve.  They are the true heroes of our society; a vital ingredient for the success of our future generations.  It is a shame that we, as a society, forget that and need to be reminded on a persistent basis.

A big thank you to Liz Talamantez (Principal) and David Ceperly (Assistant Principal) of James Lewis Elementary School for the invite to this magnificent event!