New athletic director for Lee’s Summit
The Lee’s Summit School District looked across the state line to find a new athletic/activities director to replace Darwin Rold, who is retiring in June.
He is Richard Bechard, who has held a similar position in the Blue Valley School District for the last eight years.
Gold Medal Educators chosen
At a community event earlier this month in Independence, Comcast recognized five Gold Medal Educators for their work as teachers and/or coaches.
One staff member was chosen from each of the following schools:
• Raytown High School: Marlee Stempleman.
• Raytown South High School: Paula Dampier.
• Truman High School: Angie Zarrillo.
• Van Horn High School: Laura Solomon.
• William Chrisman High School: Kim Hayes.
Each teacher received $500, and principals from each school accepted an educational grant for $2,500.