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Read reflections, personal stories, updates, and more from the SSKC Team!

Profiles in Leadership

Kansas City is home to the most dedicated educators, the most committed leaders, and the most inspiring students. Our Profiles in Leadership series introduces some of best and brightest in Kansas City.

Inspiring Educator: Salvador Montanez-Espinoza
Inspiring Educator: Salvador Montanez-Espinoza
Salvador Montanez was born and raised in Michoacan, Mexico. He moved to the United States in 2011 when he was a sophomore in high school and graduated in 2014. Salvador attended Johnson County ...
Profile in Leadership: Hilary Cohen Singer
Profile in Leadership: Hilary Cohen Singer
Hilary Cohen Singer joined Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) in 2010 and has been Executive Director since 2014. Hilary has over 20 years’ experience in nonprofit leadership, program development ...
Exceptional Student Profile: Jade Valdez
Exceptional Student Profile: Jade Valdez
Jade Valdez is a recent graduate of East High School and was a 2021 recipient of the Hispanic Development Fund Scholarship and is attending Avila University in the Fall. Born in California into ...

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Read more about efforts to eliminate the achievement gap in Kansas City schools.

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School Smart Supports Study on School Choice Dynamics in Kansas City
School Smart Supports Study on School Choice Dynamics in Kansas City
Read the results of hundreds of surveys and extensive focus groups with Kansas City families who seek to navigate the complex school choice environment.
Testimony from Awais Sufi, President & CEO, SchoolSmartKC
Testimony from Awais Sufi, President & CEO, SchoolSmartKC
Ladies and gentlemen of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to testify today. My name is Awais Sufi, and I am the President and CEO of a new 501(c)(3) entitled SchoolSmartKC.
STEAM charter school picks up $500,000 from KC nonprofit
STEAM charter school picks up $500,000 from KC nonprofit
Kansas City Neighborhood Academy, a STEAM school focused on science, technology, engineering, arts and math, will serve 154 more students, pre-K through fourth grade, in the Wendell Phillips neighborhood with a two-year, $500,000 investment from SchoolSmartKC.

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