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  • It’s time for the 2024 HMC-1 Employee Recognitions! We are now accepting nominations for your school-based Teacher of the Year and Support Person of the Year, as well as HMC-1 Leader of the Year.

    Claudette Scott District Teacher of the Year

    Criteria ButtonThe Teacher of the Year will recognize one educator from each school building who structured their classrooms knowing that every student can grow every day, no matter what. Teacher quality and effectiveness are among the most important school-based factors impacting student learning. Teachers create a learning environment where children flourish and grow.

    To nominate someone for the Claudette Scott District Teacher of the Year, use this Google form. Nominations are due by Friday, March 1, 2024. Once nominations are received, we will email selected teachers with an invitation to apply for the Claudette Scott District Teacher of the Year, along with information about the Employee Recognition Celebration. 

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    Millie Harness Support Person of the Year

    The Support Person of the Year will recognize one building-level staff member who supports the ongoing mission of HMC-1 to maximize academic success and foster civic engagement. Through their support – whether it’s answering phones, keeping the building clean, providing emotional support, or other key programs and services – our students can thrive.

    To nominate someone for the Millie Harness Support Person of the Year, use this Google form. Nominations are due by Friday, March 1, 2024. Once nominations are received, we will email selected support personnel with congratulations and with information about the Employee Recognition Celebration. 

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    HMC-1 Leader of the Year

    For the second year, HMC-1 is honoring a district Leader of the Year. This award is designed to recognize an outstanding leader within the organization, whether principal, vice principal, instructional coach, director, assistant director, etc. You are invited to nominate a leader who demonstrates abilities in managing their department or school, evoking high standards and commitment to excellence, and has a track record of exceptional work. Please nominate your Leader of the Year by Friday, March 8, 2024, by completing this Google Form. Once nominations are received, the Selection Committee will review nominations to select this year’s inaugural honoree.

     

2023 Employee Recognitions: Claudette Scott District Teacher of the Year, Millie Harness Support Person of the Year, HMC-1 Leader of the Year

  • Congratulations

  • It’s an honor to announce HMC-1’s 2023 annual award winners!

    Claudette Scott Teacher of the Year

    TODD BARNEY - Project Lead the Way, Ruskin High School

    Todd BarneyEven as a young adult, Mr. Barney knew he wanted to have a positive influence over the next generation of kids. The shaping of young lives has giving him continued joy over the years of his career. As a Project Lead the Way Teacher, Mr. Barney works with freshman through seniors, offering everything from introduction to engineering to advanced manufacturing classes. He tailors lessons to fit students so they can show their abilities in the best possible way, and even help students gain a better understanding of core classes. Also the Esports and Robotics team coach, Mr. Barney is always excited for students to find different ways to gain confidence while improving their critical thinking skills. 

     

     

    Millie Harness Support Person of the Year

    EDSEL EDWARDS - Family School Liaison, Millennium at Santa Fe School

    Edsel EdwardsHis principal writes, “Every person in our Millennium family feels comfortable to approach Mr. Edwards with any question or student/family support need. He helps all to understand the importance of a child's attendance at school and can also be seen assisting teachers with SAFE paperwork, because he understands the importance of early intervention.” 

  • Employee Recognition LogoBuilding-level Teacher of the Year and Support Person of the Year

    Congratulations to HMC-1’s building-level Teacher of the Year and 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!

    The following is each individual building’s honoree:

    Building Teacher of the Year:
    6th Grade Center, Britney McCool, Science
    Burke Academy, Nathan Gulliford, Crittenton Math/PBL/PE
    Compass Elementary, Molly Hayde, Kindergarten
    Dobbs Elementary, Lesley Cook, Kindergarten
    Ervin Elementary, Karen Boldridge, Fourth Grade
    Freda Markley Early Learning Center, Julie Carleton, Pre-K
    Ingels Elementary, Erica Smead, First Grade
    Millennium at Santa Fe Elementary, Jessica Finley, Kindergarten
    Ruskin High School, Todd Barney, High School Project Lead the Way
    Smith-Hale Middle School, Lucille Lee, Seventh Grade Project Lead the Way
    Truman Elementary, Markeeda Riley, First Grade
    Warford Elementary, Tracee Tidwell, Special Education – Cross Categorical Classroom 

    Support Person of the Year:
    6th Grade Center, Billie Jackson, Head Custodian
    Burke Academy, Susan Price, Administrative Assistant Burke Academy
    Compass Elementary, Kim Benavides, Cafeteria Manager
    Dobbs Elementary, Johnathon Lenore, Head Custodian
    Ervin Elementary, Edward Chaddock, Paraprofessional
    Freda Markley Early Learning Center, Sherry Harms, Paraprofessional
    Ingels Elementary, Belinda Ritter, Family School Liaison
    Millennium at Santa Fe Elementary, Edsel Edwards, Family School Liaison
    Ruskin High School, Jacqui Rose, Receptionist
    Smith-Hale Middle School, Derriesha Thompson, Principal's Secretary
    Truman Elementary, LaVita Hawkins, Lunch Aide and LINC
    Warford Elementary, Brenda Tippie, Counselor

    We will announce the 2023 HMC-1 Claudette Scott District Teacher of the Year, 2023 HMC-1 Millie Harness District Support Person of the Year, and 2023 HMC-1 Leader of the Year at the annual Employee Recognition Banquet on May 4, 2023. Come back afterwards to learn about the winners! 


  • 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