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Raytown Teacher Recipient of the Carole Ann Ladd Legacy Scholar Award
Raytown Teacher Recipient of the Carole Ann Ladd Legacy Scholar Award
Posted on 05/17/2017
Westridge Elementary first-grade teacher Alejandro Schlagel was named the Carole Ann Ladd Legacy Scholar Award winner presented by Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

The award is in honor of educator Carole Ann Ladd and is part of the museum’s incentive grant program. 

Adam Johnson, Assistant Director, Education and Public Programs said, “At the Nelson-Atkins, Carole Ladd initiated and grew the museum’s close connection with regional schools and students.  Our ongoing relationships with teachers and school administrators, our continued learning about the needs of students and our collaborative work to meet those needs, all represent the legacy of this remarkable woman.  The museum is thrilled that her memory will be preserved by honoring similarly passionate educators.” 

As part of the award, Mr. Schlagel will receive a one-year membership to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, a plaque from the museum, and his name will be on display on a plaque at the museum. 

Mr. Schlagel was presented the award by Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education Dr. Anthony Moore and Mr. Wade Ladd, Carole Ladd's husband. 

Westridge Principal Matt Jones recognizes Mr. Schlagel’s excellent work in incorporating the arts into his classroom. “Mr. Schlagel’s passion is reflected in his unwavering belief in every student. His use of visual thinking strategies, integration of artwork, and artifacts increase engagement and excitement for learning. Students have excelled both academically and behaviorally in his classroom.”
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