The Park Hill School District named Jones Center school-based therapist Rachel Porter the 2015 Support Staff Employee of the Year.
“She’s one of the leaders in our building. She does a really good job of thinking of the entire building when she’s making decisions about what will most benefit kids,” Jones Center Principal Dr. Lance Miller said. “She does a great job of building relationships with students throughout the building. Students feel comfortable coming to her and discussing problems and situations they need help with.”
Porter came to Park Hill 14 years ago. She earned her bachelor’s degree in social work at Southwest Missouri State University and her master of social work degree from the University of Missouri.
Videos of the other 2015 Support Employee of the Year finalists:
• Carolyn Bidwell, social worker, Chinn and Tiffany Ridge Elementary
• Caleb Chambers, AVID tutor, Park Hill High School
• Larry Mead, head custodian, district office
• Deana Meyer, executive administrative assistant, English Landing Elementary