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Tricia Scott recognized as Making a Difference Winner

USD232EF Making a Difference Tricia Scott

From left: USD232EF Executive Director Casey Rooman Smith, CCE Principal Kelley Begley-McCall, USD 232 Superintendent Dr. Frank Harwood and Making a Difference honoree Tricia Scott

January 21, 2022

Congratulations to Tricia Scott, first grade teacher at Clear Creek Elementary School, for receiving the USD 232 Making a Difference Award for the month of December. This award, sponsored by Great American Bank, is given monthly throughout the school year and was created to celebrate the exceptional teachers and staff at USD 232 who are truly “making a difference in the lives of young people.”

Tricia has been a teacher for a total of 18 years. She joined USD 232 as a kindergarten teacher at Clear Creek Elementary in 2010 before starting as a first grade teacher in 2020. Tricia was a Special Education Teacher from 1997-2000 and has also served as a USD 232 new teacher mentor for the last three years. She received her Bachelors of Science degree from Kansas State University.

Here is an excerpt from his nomination:

Mrs. Scott has gone above and beyond the duties of classroom teacher this year.  My son is in her class and he has had both health and emotional concerns while at school.  She has attended to his needs with empathy, grace, kindness, support, and love.  We greatly appreciate her support and recognize her as amazing in her work. 

The school district and the USD 232 Education Foundation present the Making a Difference Award cooperatively with the program being sponsored by Great American Bank in De Soto.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the Making a Difference Award for the month of January. Nominations are due January 31, 2022. Monthly entries are encouraged as new nominations are reviewed on a monthly basis.

Making a Difference Nomination Form

Making a Difference Tricia Scott

Making a Difference honoree with Zoom attendees, from top left to right: Great American Bank Vice President Shelby Lathrom, USD232EF Board Treasurer Roxane Wise, USD 232 BOE Vice President and USD232EF Board Member Ashley Spaulding, MAD Parent Nominator Duncan Njuguna, USD232EF Board Member Jamie Weese, MAD Parent Nominator Sarah Dettmer-Ramsey and USD232EF Board Vice President Susan Mohn