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KSD Celebrates Our Paraprofessionals

Kearney, Mo., Wednesday, April 3, 2024: Let’s give a big round of applause to the amazing paraprofessionals of Kearney School District! Today, on Paraprofessionals Appreciation Day, we want to express our deepest gratitude for your dedication, hard work, and unwavering support in shaping the futures of our students. Your contributions are truly invaluable, and we are incredibly grateful for everything you do. Thank you for being the heart of our educational community!

Paraprofessionals, or paras, provide instructional, behavioral, and other support to students, especially students with special education needs such as physical or developmental disabilities. A typical day includes everything from de-escalating behavioral issues and helping students communicate to helping physically disabled students move about the classroom and build daily living skills. Paras are often simultaneously working as educators, caregivers, guidance counselors, and translators – all wrapped up in one job.

LET’S HEAR IT FOR OUR BULLDOG PARAPROFESSIONALS:

KHS

  • Kristie Little
  • Kellie Parker
  • Derrick Reffitt
  • Ana Welch
  • Jill Yetter

KJH

  • Michelle Campbell
  • Ashley Danner
  • Jennifer Duncan
  • Ashley Hart
  • Doris Muiller
  • Sarah Rogers
  • Kim Roth
  • Nicole Voyles

KMS

  • Brian Bartley
  • Danielle Oberfoell
  • Kaitlyn Parks
  • Michelle Satree

Southview

  • Nikole Foote
  • Morgan Greenwood
  • Amanda Harrell
  • Suzanne Kertz
  • Michelle Snider

Dogwood

  • Ashley Bricker
  • Elvia DiGirolamo
  • Missy Green
  • Sherri Passiglia
  • Kyra Rine
  • Irene Shurtliff

Kearney Elementary

  • Kalie Dickson
  • Kari Dingus
  • Rachelle Jennings
  • Ashlee Pinnell
  • Susan Young

Hawthorne

  • Lindsay Arnold
  • Patricia Booth
  • Nelia Coronado
  • Penny Dunker
  • Scott Henrichs
  • Diane Herrero
  • Stacey Milligan
  • Mary Saunders
  • Cameryn Shanks
  • Lindsey Winton

EEC

  • Westley Cartwright
  • Barbara Crew
  • Cindy Hollinberger
  • Rose Hoyes
  • Donna Lance
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Jennifer Morrison
  • Shelby Pierce 

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