Petersen honored as LCS Employee of the Month

Friday, November 25, 2022
(Photo contributed) Kluckhohn Elementary art teacher Kim Petersen, right, was honored as the Le Mars Community School District Employee of the Month for October. Janelle Bixenman, left, Le Mars Community School District Foundation board member, presented the award at an all-school assembly.

LE MARS — Kim Petersen, art teacher at Kluckhohn Elementary School, was recently recognized as the October Le Mars Community Schools Employee of the Month.

The surprise presentation took place during an all-school assembly in the gym.

Janelle Bixenman, a member of the Le Mars Community School District Foundation Board, made the presentation.

Petersen has been an elementary art teacher in the district for 14 years.

Fellow teacher Darcy Reuter nominated her for the honor.

In the nomination, Reuter said, “I have had the privilege in working with Kim Petersen at Kluckhohn Elementary. She brings enthusiasm to students while teaching the art curriculum.

“Kim also lends a helping hand with students through providing interventions in reading and math. Students genuinely love when they realize that it is an ‘Art’ Day.

“Her compassion and enthusiasm in teaching makes me want to be a better educator also. Students and colleagues are beyond blessed to have Mrs. Petersen be an integral part of Le Mars Community Schools.”

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