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Ashley Agre receives the USD 232 Making a Difference Award for November 2022

December 12, 2022

Congratulations to Ashley Agre, a Library Media Specialist at Mill Valley High School, for being recognized as the USD 232 Making a Difference Award winner for November 2022. Dr. Frank Harwood, USD 232 Superintendent, presented this award on December 12 at MVHS 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.”

Ashley joined the district in 2006 as an English teacher at Mill Valley. She transferred to the Library Media Specialist position in August of this year. Since working for USD 232, she has also served as the assistant volleyball coach, assistant softball coach and a new teacher mentor. Ashley earned her Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in Instructional coaching and Teacher Leader both from Emporia State University. Here is an excerpt from her student nomination:

Mrs. Agre cares for each and every student she has and/or has had in her career. She truly understands the mental health crisis happening in our school and most schools around the area and goes more than out of her way to make students feel needed, deserving and comfortable in school settings. She helped me out so much when I had her during my freshman year of English and now I go see her throughout the day in the library. I believe Mrs. Ashley Agre deserves this award.

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 by CAPS students at the Cedar Trails Exploration Center. Congrats Ashley!

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

Making a Difference Nomination Form