• Congrats 2022

HMC-1’s 2022 Annual Award Winners

  • It’s an honor to announce HMC-1’s 2022 annual award winners!

    Claudette Scott Teacher of the Year

    Carlie Murphy - Third Grade Teacher, Truman Elementary

    Carlie MurphyFrom the minute you enter Mrs. Carlie Murphy’s classroom, you feel the energy. She has themed her room around “superheroes” and calls her students the Marvels. This energy carries through in her lessons as students are encouraged to use their superpowers for good. Mrs. Murphy has the ability to reach every child at their level while pushing them to reach their full potential. Mrs. Murphy is a master teacher transforming the lives of students. She works diligently to form relationships with each student, taking the time to understand each one of their unique strengths, interests, and areas of growth by spending time with each student and their parents.


    Millie Harness Support Person of the Year

    Cyrus Rodgers - School Resource Officer at Ruskin High School

    RodgersOfficer Cyrus Rodgers is one hundred percent committed to Ruskin and the Hickman Mills Community. He seemingly works nonstop, and personally knows almost all 1,200 students at Ruskin by name. He can be found walking the halls engaging students in conversations, directing them to make good decisions, and helping with problems both inside and outside of school. He goes above and beyond his duties because to him it’s not work, it’s his calling and his passion. There is no problem too big or small for Officer Rogers, whether it’s helping a family with food and resources or resolving conflicts. Outside of school hours, he can be found cheering for students or connecting with the community. He is always there to help.

Employee Recognition Awards

  • It's an honor to announce HMC-1’s top finalists for our Claudette Scott District Teacher of the Year & Millie Harness Support Person of the Year awards:
    Claudette Scott District Teacher of the Year finalists:
    - Fiona Carmody, Ervin Elementary
    - Angelica Saddler, Ingels Elementary
    - Carlie Murphy, Truman Elementary
    - Amy Potter, Warford Elementary
    Millie Harness Support Person of the Year finalists:
    - Cyrus Rodgers, School Resource Office, Ruskin High School
    - Traci Pettis Johnson, Family School Liaison, Truman Elementary
    - Dominique Roberson, Family School Liaison, Warford Elementary
    These outstanding staff members have shown exemplary work and go far beyond the call of duty. They brighten the days for students, staff, and families.

    The two winners will be announced at the Hickman Mills Employee Recognition Dinner, which will be on Thursday, May 5, 2022.

    Doors will open at 5 p.m. with the program starting at 5:30 p.m. It will be located at Smith- Hale Middle School (9010A Old Santa Fe Rd. Kansas City, MO 64138). We will be honoring the following: Retirees, Claudette Scott District Teacher of the Year and Millie Harness Support Person of the Year. 

Building Teacher and Support Person of the Year

  • Congratulations to HMC-1’s building teacher of the year and building support person of the year! Thank you to our teachers and support staff for guiding our students in ways large and small every day both inside and outside of the classroom. We appreciate you!

    Check out each individual building honorees below:

    Building Teacher of the Year:

    Andrea Ferguson, Burke Academy
    Michelle Robinson, Freda Markley Early Childcare
    Elizabeth Hiersche, SHMS
    Angelica Saddler, Ingels Elementary
    Steven Goodwin, Dobbs Elementary
    Fiona Carmody, Ervin Elementary
    Stephanie Anderson, Ruskin High School
    Carlie Murphy, Truman Elementary
    Heather Hadley, Millennium at Santa Fe
    Stefan Hodes, Compass Elementary
    Amy Potter, Warford Elementary 

    Support Person of the Year:

    Teresse Davis, Paraprofessional, Burke Academy
    Cyrus Rodgers, School Resource Officer, Ruskin High School
    LaTonya Battle,  Admin.Assistant, Dobbs Elementary
    Shatara Willis, Pre-K Title I Para, Freda Markley Early Childhood Center
    Dominique Roberson, School Liaison, Warford Elementary
    Traci Pettis Johnson, Family School Liaison, Truman Elementary
    Maritza Kartman, ESOL Translator/Para, SHMS
    Holly Caldwell, Secretary, Millennium at Santa Fe
    Devin Spencer, Custodian, Compass Elementary
    Richard Hardley, Head Custodian, Ingels Elementary
    Fred Buckles, Head Custodian, Ervin Elementary
    Shatrease Patton, Accounting Specialist, Administration