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Laken Falwell is the January Laker Champion for Kids

Laken Falwell is the January Laker Champion for Kids

North Calloway Elementary School media specialist Laken Falwell has been named the January Laker Champion for Kids. The Laker Champion for Kids is awarded each month to a Laker staff member who goes above and beyond for students and colleagues.

Falwell was nominated by numerous colleagues at North Elementary, including first grade teacher Noraa Ransey.

“North is blessed to have her as a part of our family," said Ransey. "She creates a magical library experience where all kids and teachers can find a perfect book for every need. Her North News Crew and library leaders are chosen to give kids a leadership opportunity and keep us informed daily. She honors all kids and families as she strategically plans monthly units and weekly plans that are diverse, inclusive, and engaging with a STEM activity. She shares resources we can use in our own classes. She creates amazing learning experiences for the whole school like Cow Day, Glow Day, Stem Day, Career Day to name a few. She is amazing at bringing in grants and community partners to make all of this possible."

Falwell also works closely with North principal Melinda Hendley.

“She goes above and beyond for all students in our building," said Hendley. "She strives to find ways to bring her library to life and give students amazing experiences that they would not always be able to have. She continually looks for ways to grow her library and many times it has been through grants that she has written and been awarded. She is a fighter for all students, no matter their needs. Her love for the community and Calloway County Schools is seen in her everyday life.”