Kathleen Beard

Kathleen Beard is a teacher at Millennium at Santa Fe Elementary School located at 8908 Old Santa Fe Rd.

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A Kansas City elementary teacher is the recent winner of KCTV5's Read to Achieve program.

Kathleen Beard is a teacher at Millennium at Santa Fe Elementary School located at 8908 Old Santa Fe Rd.

Beard received a $1,000 check from Missouri's chapter of the National Education Association.

She was nominated by Martha Catchings.

"Mrs. Beard establishes high expectations and has the ability to extract a high level of performance from her students. She is a dynamic teacher, who incorporates hands on activities to engage her students through effective instruction. She is a teacher leader and mentors those that are in her building," Catchings said.

The Missouri and Kansas NEAs are sponsoring Read to Achieve. If you would like to nominate a teacher, click here.

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