Potts Recognized for National Mentoring Month

Written by: Britan Dietsch, Reporter

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To many students, Tammy Potts is likely a familiar name. Upperclassmen have received her wisdom and instruction in the Care Cats program, while students in the virtual school also receive her support as she ensures that they’re on track to graduate. Potts’ great accomplishments have now been recognized at the national level.

“I’m one of four state directors that have been chosen by Mentor Kansas to represent the state at the National Mentoring Summit in Washington, D.C.,” said Potts.

Potts was acknowledged by Mentor Kansas for her work in Basehor and various presentations and appearances she’s done based on the success of the mentoring program. She has presented on chronic absenteeism among students and how mentoring can help those situations at a Kansas Department of Education (KSDE) meeting in October. She also spoke at the Greenbush North Superintendent Forum Agenda on Nov. 1 with technology integration specialist Alex Hirbe on STEM mentoring.

“I’m really excited [about the conference],” said Potts. “It’s an honor to be recognized.”

Potts’ attendance at the National Mentoring Summit conference will be entirely paid for by the KSDE. The conference will last from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1.

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