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Coffee, Connections & Kids

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When the PrincipalsConnect board toured East High School last fall, Brigitte Kammerer pulled Mary Minow aside to share an idea.  Minow is a national expert on libraries, having been appointed by President Obama to serve on a national board.  Kammerer, a librarian at East High, wanted to create a coffee station in the school library that would attract students and…

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Dr. Randy Hudson Takes His Talents to Garcia

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When PC Adviser Dr. Randy Hudson toured Garcia elementary school last year,  he saw an opportunity. Hudson, a retired chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at St. Luke’s Hospital, is also a gifted photographer.  He knows the power pictures have to create emotion and celebrate life. He was touched by the Garcia community and thought by capturing images of students…

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Principal Spotlight: Leah Starr

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A Conversation with Leah Starr | Principal at Trailwoods Elementary Principal Leah Starr has been proudly passionate about student learning since she began her teaching career in 2002. Her love for student growth and development has grown from her 16 years of service in education for Kansas City Public Schools. She has held several roles in the district including Teacher,…

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Adviser Spotlight: Michael Roane

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Michael Roane has built and led human resources functions for small and large, public and private companies. He is passionate about education, from cradle to career. He serves on the Boards of the Metropolitan Community College Foundation, Operation Breakthrough, KU Edwards Workforce Advisory Council, KC Teacher Residency and PrincipalsConnect. Q: Why did you join PrincipalsConnect as an adviser? Growing up,…

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PrincipalsConnect Adviser Secures Braille Books for Faxon Elementary

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Principals Connect Adviser, Martha Gershun, recently ordered braille books for students at Faxon Elementary. She worked with Principal Kathleen Snipes and the school’s special education teacher to identify students needs, one being resources for visually impaired students. When Martha delivered the books to the school she was able to connect with three of the students who would use them. She…

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