As part of our mission of closing the achievement gap, SchoolSmartKC has dedicated over $700,000 to support Kansas City Public Schools in developing a new Special Education Inclusion Model.
SchoolSmartKC, alongside the Kansas City Public School District (KCPS) and the Missouri Charter Public Schools Association (MCPSA) celebrates the exceptional talent that exists in our schools during for the 2021 Excellence in Education Awards.
SchoolSmartKC is excited to continue our work in Talent Development with an additional focus on building representation for educators of color.
Partnership With Artist JT Daniels Celebrates Teachers Post-Pandemic SchoolSmartKC today revealed that a new mural honoring teachers will be installed at the location of their office at 3105 Gillham, Kansas City, Missouri. Plans for the mural originated from joint...
Navigating systems of inequalities has been the focus of Dr. Trinity Davis for 24 years. She was a teacher, coach, Associate Professor, and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum before founding Teachers Like Me in 2020. Teachers Like Me is an organization dedicated to recruiting, developing, and retaining Black teachers in Kansas City.
Cokethea Hill is an innovative collaborator with over 15 years of experience working in the non-profit sector organizing communities, building collaborative partnerships, and strengthening assets in low- income urban communities. Known for her strategic approach, Cokethea has a keen ability for building relationships and mobilizing others towards an identified goal.
The Excellence in Education Awards are a high point on our annual calendar. Founded in 2018, these awards have typically taken place during Teacher Appreciation Week in May, and give cash awards to educators that demonstrate excellence in both the Kansas City Public School District and local charter school LEAs. However, the disruption of the COVID-19 crisis forced the awards ceremonies to be cancelled, as schools turned their focus to shifting to remote learning and ensuring no drop in service to Kansas City’s most vulnerable students.
As SchoolSmartKC works to celebrate strong educators across our education ecosystem, and foster the next generation of educators, we are delighted to highlight the work of Charles King, President and Executive Director of the KC Teacher Residency.