Lansing Educational Foundation Announces Kathi LaMoe as Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient (VIDEO)
Photo Credit: Missy AllenLeft to Right: Superintendent Dan Wessel; Chris Cristiano, LIS Nurse; Kathi LaMoe; Devon Bresser, LIS Secretary; Sharon Burns, LEF Director; Chris Aus, LEF President; Janelle Moburg, LEF Board Member; Aaron Yoakam, Board of Education Member
Lansing USD 469 would like to send a tremendous congratulations and thank you to Mrs. Kathi LaMoe for her continued commitment to Lansing USD 469 and our community as a whole. Because of the incredible impact Mrs. LaMoe has made to our district and Leavenworth/Lansing communities, Lansing Educational Foundation (LEF) and Lansing USD 469 is proud to award her with the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mrs. LaMoe moved to Lansing, Kansas from Ft. Belvoir, Virginia in the fall of 2005. She began substituting and assisting the Lansing Elementary School nurse with hearing and vision screenings in 2006. In 2008, she was hired as the full-time Lansing Elementary School nurse, where she continued to work until she retired in 2017. Mrs. LaMoe's two children, Pete and Sarah, both graduated from Lansing High School, and she was a consistent volunteer with various PTA events and numerous class parties as they made their way through our school district.
Mrs. LaMoe served on the Lansing Educational Foundation Board of Directors from 2011 to 2021. Even before she became a board member, Mrs. LaMoe volunteered for the foundation by helping with the "Let's Fly Away" Gala in 2010. During her time on the board, she served as the Auction Chair for three galas.
"The Auction Chair is one of the most time consuming and stressful positions on the LEF Board," said Christine Aus, LEF President. "Kathi did an exceptional job in this position - we brought in over $30,000 in auction sales while she was chair." During her time as an LEF board member, Mrs. LaMoe helped decorate the past five Honors Breakfasts, providing flower centerpieces for all the tables; served of the Teacher Outreach Committee for the past eight years, has helped with the Pride Patrol grant announcements, and volunteered at all events Lansing Educational Foundation hosted while she served on the board.
"Working with Kathi has been an honor and a pleasure," said Ms. Aus. "Her kindness and commitment to education and to the entire community is an inspiration."
Not only has Mrs. LaMoe spent countless hours working and volunteering in our Lansing USD 469 schools, she continues to volunteer with the Leavenworth Shelter of Hope, Leavenworth First United Methodist Church, AIR Ministry, Leavenworth Health Department COVID Vaccine Clinics, CPR training with The American Red Cross, and Samaritan’s Buffett.
When asked about her feelings on receiving this award, Mrs. LaMoe had these words to offer, “Do the work you are called to do! ..... walk through life with open hands to serve others.”
Mrs. LaMoe was surprised with the award on Monday, May 3rd by Superintendent Dan Wessel; Aaron Yoakam, school board member; Chris Cristiano, LIS Nurse; Christine Aus, President of Lansing Educational Foundation; Sharon Burns, Director of Lansing Educational Foundation; and Janelle Moburg, Lansing Educational Foundation board member.
Earlier this week, Lansing Educational Foundation presented Jessica Kowalewski with the Elementary Teacher of the Year award, Maeve Bolin with the Secondary Teacher of the Year award, and Kristen Dilka and Janine Shields with the two Educational Support Staff of the Year awards. Click below for their announcements:
- Lansing USD 469 District Nurse Coordinator, Kristen Dilka, Named Ed. Support Professional of the Year! (VIDEO)
- Lansing USD 469 Routing Coordinator, Janine Shields, Named Lansing USD469 Ed. Support Professional of the Year! (VIDEO)
- Lansing Educational Foundation Announces Jessica Kowalewski as Lansing USD 469 Elementary Teacher of the Year! (VIDEO)
- Lansing Educational Foundation Announces Maeve Bolin as Lansing USD 469 SecondaryTeacher of the Year! (VIDEO)
In addition to recognizing exceptional staff, Lansing Educational Foundation (LEF) funds grants and major gifts for all grades in Lansing USD 469. For more information about how LEF contributes to our school district, click here.