The Shawnee Mission School District honored longtime employees for their service and dedication at a reception at the Center for Academic Achievement on Thursday, May 5.
Service pins were presented to employees with 20, 25, 30, 35, and 45 years of service. Retirees were also presented with gifts and words of appreciation for their work in the district.
Speakers, including Dr. Mary Sinclair, Board of Education president, Dr. Michelle Hubbard, superintendent, and Kimberly Hinkle, executive director of the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation, expressed gratitude for all the hard work, commitment, and talent educators share with the students and families of Shawnee Mission.
“Thank you all for serving our Shawnee Mission students and families with extraordinary dedication and passion. I hope you all have the opportunity to enjoy the things you have put to the side as you chose to serve others first for many years,” expressed Dr. Hubbard.
Dr. Hubbard noted that retirees represented more than 2,370 years of service combined.
“To those who are celebrating years of service, thank you for your continued dedication and passion for public education. For those who are retiring, we are so grateful for the time and talents you have contributed to our students and the Shawnee Mission School District,” shared Sinclair. “We wish you all the best.”
To see the event program with the list of 2022 service pin recipients and retirees, click here.