In the spirit of the season, we mix up the Saturday Six a bit this week, reflecting on the many things for which we have to give thanks in Kingsport. We’ve asked six KCS employees/students/families what they are thankful for, and are pleased to share their thoughts with you. We are truly blessed to live, work, and learn in a such a wonderful community!
- Karen Krantz, Jefferson Elementary School Teacher: I am extremely thankful to work in a student focused – world class school system with high expectations. When I walk into Thomas Jefferson each day, I give thanks for my caring, supportive “Jefferson Family.” My kindergarten students make me smile and bring laughter to each and every day! God has showered me with immeasurable blessings by being a teacher in the Kingsport City School System. By the way … I get paid for doing what I love!!!! 🙂
- Ryan Wagner, Dobyns-Bennett High School Teacher and Coach: I would like to take this opportunity to thank God for the many blessings he has bestowed upon me, including my wonderful wife Beth and my two children, Samuel and Annalee. This has been a great time for my whole family! I am also blessed to have the opportunity to teach and coach in a great school district and work with many good people. I would like to remind all to give thanks with a grateful heart during this season and all year long for all the blessings we have and the freedoms we have in our country!
- Roy Geno, KCS Bus Driver (#06): As a bus driver, I am thankful for the result of the students as they board and disembark the bus. Seeing the behaviors altered, the eyes becoming alive, the smiles crossing their faces, and the body’s expressions of joy. These behaviors so brighten the day and contribute to the desire to return.
- Rhys Wilkins, 2nd grader at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School: I am thankful for Mrs. Seabolt and math time! Her big sister Parker Wilkins, senior at Dobyns-Bennett: I am thankful for the new Tribe Time schedule where I can work with my teachers and friends to get my work done!
- Dr. Krissy Turner, Jackson Elementary School Principal: I am thankful to serve alongside committed educators who not only provide Jackson students with a rigorous education, but also guide our students in developing leadership skills for their future success.
- And members of the Nash family weighed in… Luke Nash, 3rd grader at John Adams Elementary: I’m thankful for my teacher, Mrs. Carter, and for her wonderful math teaching. Ellie Nash, 6th grader at Ross N. Robinson Middle School: I’m thankful for D-B trainers Kevin Trivette and Caitlyn Horn who keep me healthy to play sports. Abby Nash, freshman at D-B: I’m thankful for the orchestra program and the soccer program at D-B and the great teachers I’ve had in Kingsport. And Joanna Nash, D-B Teacher: I’m thankful for great teaching teammates!
The We Are KCS Blog thanks for you for your support of Kingsport City Schools!