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Megan Schock receives the first Making a Difference Award for the 2022-23 school year!

USD232EF Making a Difference Sept 2022
From left: USD232EF Board Member Roger Templin; Great American Bank Vice President Matthew Little; USD232EF Exec. Director Casey Rooman Smith; Horizon Elementary Principal Steve Crutchfield; USD 232 Making a Difference honoree Megan Schock; USD 232 Making a Difference nominator Jenna Lindberg; USD 232 Superintendent Frank Harwood; USD 232 BOE President and USD232EF Board Member Ashley Spaulding.

October 25, 2022

Congratulations to Megan Schock, a special education teacher at Horizon Elementary, for being recognized as the USD 232 Making a Difference Award winner for September 2022. Dr. Frank Harwood, USD 232 Superintendent, presented this award on behalf of the school district and the USD 232 Education Foundation. The Making a Difference Award, sponsored by Great American Bank in De Soto, celebrates the exceptional teachers and staff in our district who are truly “making a difference in the lives of young people.”

Megan joined USD 232 at the beginning of the 2016 school year as a special education teacher at Horizon. Prior to coming to our district, Megan taught at the Leavenworth School District for ten years then headed to the Shawnee Mission School District as a resource teacher from 2010-2016. Megan earned her Bachelor of Science from Emporia State and a Master’s Degree from Baker University.

 Here is an excerpt from her parent nomination:

Mrs. Schock has made such a difference in my daughter’s life.  Sending children to be trusted to some other adults can be nerve wracking but sending a child with special needs and nonverbal is downright terrifying.  Mrs. Schock has done an amazing job communicating with me about my daughter’s day and my daughter loves her.  She is excited to go to school each day to see Mrs. Schock.  She has taken the time to learn my daughter’s sign language and has helped her expand her signs and her use of her ACC device.  I could not ask for anything more than a teacher I fully trust to care for and educate my daughter.

With this recognition also comes a check for $250 from the USD 232 Education Foundation and a specially made Making a Difference Award designed and constructed.MAD award Sept. 2022 by CAPS students at the Cedar Trails Exploration Center.

Nominations for this award are accepted monthly; Making a Difference Award submissions for the month of October are due October 31, 2022. Monthly entries are encouraged as new nominations are reviewed monthly.

Making a Difference Nomination Form