The Fort Osage District has many top notch support staff.  Starting with the 2015-2016 school year, the District started a new tradition by honoring an outstanding support person that exemplifies the qualities of a caring spirit toward others and an excellent work ethic. Annually, a person will be recognized that goes above and beyond their duties to help others when not asked, who steps in to help their coworkers and shows compassion in both their words and actions.

The District was pleased to honor five finalists at the District Steak Fry recently. The winner of the A Step Above Support Staff Employee of the Year Award was Patti Horner, A+ Director at Fort Osage High School.

When asked what she liked best about working at Fort Osage she said, “ I graduated from Fort Osage so it had a special place in my heart from the beginning. Fort has given me the opportunity to work in the best position in the District. It is such a huge reward to help the students with all the details to achieve that financial option to reach their post high school goals.”

Congratulations to Patti Horner and our four other finalists:
Billie Arndt Cler-Mont Elementary
Steven Castillo Indian Trails Elementary
Janet Daubendiek Food Service
Jean Wisecup Blue Hills Elementary