Close to 95 educators were welcomed to the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District during an Aug. 5 special event hosted by the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce and the University of Central Missouri. The Chamber has hosted the annual New Teacher Welcome Breakfast for several decades.
During the event, teachers heard from Vicky Cundiff, Chamber chairperson; Lee’s Summit Mayor Randy Rhoads; Dr. Nicole Nickens of the University of Central Missouri; Dr. Brent Blevins, R-7 acting superintendent; and Seth Moses, Chamber Education Committee co-chairperson.
Amy Krinke, a teacher at Lee’s Summit West High School and Lee’s Summit R-7 2015-16 Teacher of the Year, was the featured speaker at the breakfast.
Following the breakfast, the new teachers received “goodie bags” filled with gifts donated by approximately 30 Chamber businesses.
Dr. Brent Blevins welcomes new teachers.