|KK is "technically" our Media Specialist but, oh, so much more!|
|KK, the Book Fairy|
KK technically is our Media Specialist and when she reads a story it just grabs you and takes you right into that book. You live with her in that story until she lets you go. She sprinkles her sparkly magic so that even the most reluctant reader embraces reading, just because "Miss KK said so." However, as the years have passed, her role has evolved into more of a Tech Specialist, a role that I'm sure she never imagined, but she has graciously filled because of the need. Her Media Center has become a revolving stage of Library and Tech Lab and goes up and down on a daily basis. People don't always believe it, but Chets is extremely technically challenged with outdated infrastructure and hardware that would drive most faculties mad, except... we have KK. She convinces people all over the county (and anywhere else she can find them) with her charm and savvy into helping us. She piece meals and reworks and creatively manages an impossible system. She wraps our frustrations in a bundle of creative possibilities, so that we don't self-destruct, and she usually manages it with a smile and an absolute can-do attitude.
|KK as "Peaceful Waters" in the PowWow teepee |
making memories with the talking stick.
If you've ever been there, you never forget!
The indomitable Miss KK is the person that brings the theme alive each year at the Creek - whether it is the magical Land of Oz or the comical circus, she's the one that brings the vision to life in our lobby and in the Media Center and, really, throughout the entire building. She's the one that provides the over-the-top WOW events for our children and brings authors that we never imagined meeting, right into our lives. When you go to her about a simple idea, she suddenly dreams it into a major event. One year we told her we were going to have a space-themed day in first grade and the next thing we knew she had storm troopers escorting us in a parade and a man-made planetarium that first graders climbed into so they could watch the night stars! Another time we told her we needed a center for PowWow and she imagined a life sized teepee that has become a tradition that represents the epitome of Chets Creek life. I could go on and on about how KK brings life to every event at our school, every single day, but there is so much more to KK than her bigger-than-life personality and ideas.
|Children just can't take their eyes off KK!|