We are excited to recognize Katie Delaney as our classified Superhero Staff Member of the Month and Becky Hammeke as our certified Superhero Staff Member this month at Larned Elementary School! Both of these superheroes are recognized because they show kindness that is stronger than kryptonite! These staff members show compassion to not only the students but also to other staff members as well.

Here's what the staff and students had to say about Ms. Delaney:

🦸‍♀️ Ms. Delaney is amazing! She makes me smile when I'm sad, pushes me on the swing, and says hi when I'm walking. That's why I picked her as my superhero!

🦸‍♀️ She's super nice and the best! I love her because she helps me and others, shows kindness, and helps me when I'm struggling. Ms. Delaney is awesome!

Whether offering extra support in the classroom, reinforcing lessons, or providing additional supervision, Katie is someone who we can always count on. She is one of the most patient people we know and does a wonderful job seeing the strengths in students. No matter what is thrown at her she powers through and gives her best every day! 

Here's what the students had to say about Mrs. Hammeke:

🦸‍♀️ Mrs. Hammeke is a superhero because she helps me with my work and makes learning fun. She always has a smile on her face!

🦸‍♀️ She's patient and kind. Mrs. Hammeke cares about all of us and makes our classroom a great place to be.

🦸‍♀️ I'm grateful for Mrs. Hammeke because she makes every day super and helps us be the best we can be!

As the kids pointed out, Becky is the sweetest and most calm person. Getting her to laugh is the highlight of some of her co-workers' days. She works to find innovative activities within her ELA program to keep students engaged. She is extremely dedicated and for the first time in years used personal days for herself because she always puts others first.

Congratulations, ladies! We're grateful to have you both shaping the hearts and minds of our school community at USD 495!