Your 2023 Excellent Educator Award Winner
2023 Award Sponsors
Kayla Gonzalez, Escuelita Nuevo Horizonte
Kayla’s students make this celebratory video extra fun with dancing and confetti! KC Ready 4s, El Concilio, and community supporters come together to recognize Kayla receiving the 3rd Annual Sandy Standish Excellent Educator Award!
Kayla is celebrated in the video below.
Kathy Lindner, The Farmhouse
“This year has been so hard, and Kathy has been so resilient and she has shown up for the kids and the staff.” Congratulations to Kathy for receiving the 2nd Annual Sandy Standish Excellent Educator Award!
Kathy is surprised with the award in the video below.
Laurie Kreg, PCCN Preschool
Laurie thinks she’s being interviewed for her role as a Teacher Mentor – we actually surprised her with the 1st Annual Sandy Standish Excellent Educator Award!
Grab your tissues, and view her reaction in the video below.
History of the Sandy Standish Excellent Educator Award
The 10th Anniversary Committee and the KC Ready 4s Board wanted a vehicle to recognize Sandy for her outstanding devotion, dedication and long range perspective as she laid the groundwork and developed this unique initiative. Her distinguished lifetime experience in the field of education brought with it a recognition of the critical needs of program directors, teachers, students and families.
This led her to create a highly collaborative system that included valuable whole child development resources such as: teacher mentors, speech and language evaluations, curriculum enhancements, whole child development assessment tools, etc.. Sandy Standish’s knowledge, experience and leadership style set an extremely important foundation to elevate pre-K education excellence throughout the county! This award was also created to recognize and emphasis the tremendous value excellent educators (like Sandy) bring to our entire community.