Michelle Langton, who teaches in the Structured Learning Classroom at Broken Arrow Elementary School, was named a Blue KC Sporting Samaritan for the month of October.
The honor recognizes students and teachers who make the Kansas City community a better place to live, work, and play.
According to a release from Sporting KC, Langton was nominated by Nicole Welsh, a parent who said Langton truly loves all of her students.
“She has gone above and beyond any expectations we would have had for our son’s teacher and we love her dearly,” Welsh shared.
The school community is extremely proud that Langton was recognized for the honor Principal Ryan Horne shared.
“Sporting KC provided an exceptional recognition experience for Michelle and her family,” Horne added. “I was proud to be a part of it to represent just how proud we are as a Broken Arrow community. We give a big thanks to Sporting for recognizing individuals who are truly making a difference in our community."
Sporting KC recognized how Langton “helps students learn how to communicate – whether through spoken language, gestures, picture exchanges, or augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices.”
“As you can see from Michelle’s nominator, her dedication and perseverance to helping those she teaches is a quality we should all strive for,” Christa Dubill, Blue KC Chief Communications officer stated in a release.
Sporting Samaritans are recognized during pregame festivities at Children’s Mercy Park and are treated to a VIP experience at a game.
Photos courtesy of Sporting KC.