Years from now, our students may forget what we have said, but they will not forget the way we make them feel. Our students carry forward the impressions left by educators with them for a lifetime. Educators in Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) truly inspire our students to reach toward their promising futures. I see it each and every day. If you could walk with me to witness first hand the impact, you would not only see, but also you would feel the commitment, dedication, and deep care and concern of the KCKPS team. Our educators push their students to work hard, develop strong literacy and academic skills, and form a deep sense of who they are and who they might become. Educators in KCKPS truly embrace the “It’s Up to Us” attitude.
Earlier this school year, a few of our extraordinarily talented staff accepted the challenge to compose and arrange a song that would capture the spirit of KCKPS. I want to share this song with you during Teacher Appreciation Week. The song speaks to our hopes and dreams for every child we see. Every child comes to us full of promise. Together, we provide our students the tools to help each and every child succeed. This song captures the essence of who we are and the meaning behind our mission to “Inspire Excellence: Every Grownup, Every Child, Every Day.” You can listen to it and watch the music video here.
I imagine this song will move you, as it does me every time I hear it. If you are interested in obtaining your own copy, you may do so at CDbaby. Funds raised through the sale of this CD go toward supporting our Diploma+ program. To learn more about Diploma+, click here.
As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, I encourage you to join with me and thank an educator for the impact he or she has had on your life. Education is the gateway to the American dream. The educators in KCKPS, are above all else, committed to excellence, and understand the “It’s Up to Us” attitude it takes to make a difference in the world.