Congratulations to Kay Johnson - Joplin Schools 2019 Support Staff of the Year recipient! She was surprised with an all-school assembly on Monday, including her family who came to join in on the celebration!
Ms. Kay has been part of Joplin Schools for twenty-five years, serving as a library aide and secretary. She was nominated by peers for her welcoming smile, passion and caring personality for others. Some things mentioned about Kay were:
"I have watched Ms. Kay interact with everyone in the front office with respect and empathy. The way that her sweet unconditional loving personality can deescalate most is, in fact, one of her superpowers."
"Ms. Kay has been with Joplin Schools for nearly 25 years. Her knowledge of the history of our district amazes me. She adapts to new things and has seen many changes throughout her years. She always speaks of the past and present with pride and adoration for our district."
"Ms. Kay not only lives in the community, but she serves as our storm shelter volunteer, designs and edits the yearbook, serves on the PTO, etc. She goes above and beyond her job duty on a daily basis. Ms. Kay is part of our school community. She can be found reading with a student in the office, playing nurse, being a shoulder to cry on for students, and supporting the positive behavior awards students earn throughout the year. She's one of a kind and a true servant leader to our school, district and community."
Thank you for serving our students, district and community! Joplin Schools is better because of champions like yourself Ms. Kay! Congratulations on a well-deserved honor!