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Carrie Duffy is January Laker Champion for Kids

Carrie Duffy is January Laker Champion for Kids

Carrie Duffy has been named the January Laker Champion for Kids. Duffy works as an instructional assistant at Calloway County Preschool. The Laker Champion for Kids is awarded each month to a Laker staff member who goes above and beyond for students and colleagues.

Duffy was nominated by CCPS principal Leisha Barlow, who wrote: 

“She is a tireless worker who goes above and beyond for the kids and parents at CCPS. She is always willing to help out and has a quiet, calm spirit about her. Besides her work in the classroom, she has subbed as a bus monitor and custodian for the school. Additionally, she translates for children and parents who speak Spanish which helps bridge the communication gap enabling us to meet the needs of all of our families."

CCPS teacher Gwenda Wilhelm is also impressed with Duffy's abilities at CCPS.

“It did not take long to know that we had found someone with a heart for educating students when she was hired," said Wilhelm. "When she walks into our classroom, each students face lights up knowing that she is going to make sure she acknowledges every single student in the room. She is constantly listening, learning, and observing teachers and students. She steps up to help without being asked and uses the teachable moment to help students learn and grow. She’s encouraging, always has a smile on her face, and a true Laker for Life. When we had an immediate need for a janitor in the building, she took over the job, keeping the building looking immaculate in just half the hours. Ms. Carrie takes pride in her work and will do anything assigned to her with a smile on her face.”

Pictured (L to R) are Director of PD/PR Ryan Marchetti, Superintendent Tres Settle, Duffy, Barlow, Wilhelm