A Rising Star kindergarten teacher and a SM South paraprofessional are the latest honorees in the Shawnee Mission School’s “All Means All-Star” program, which recognizes teachers and support staff who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to their students.
Katy Seibold from Rising Star and Patti King from SM South received their honors at Monday’s board of education meeting.
King started as a paraprofessional in the district in 2004 and is currently a job coach at the high school. Shawnee Mission Special Education Director Jackie Chatman said she excels at imparting marketable skills to special education students, and then helping those students transition to jobs in the area.
“She’s not only teaching those students skills, but she then takes those students out into the community,” Chatman said.
You can see the district’s video on King’s accomplishments here:
Rising Star principal Kristie Darby said parents have come to cherish Seibold for her obvious passion for kids and her willingness to go above-and-beyond to build strong relationships.
“Katy consistently comes to Rising Star with a positive, can-do attitude that she models for her students,” Darby said.
Here’s the district’s video summarizing Seibold’s impact on her students: