Alice Walters has too many children to count. A recently retired teacher who lives in Lee’s Summit, Walters spent just over 10 years in urban school districts. Her students were fluent in poverty and violence and Walters and her colleagues often bought shoes and coats for students who would otherwise go without.
Nate Smith, debate coach at Lee’s Summit High School, recently received a Second Diamond Award from the National Speech and Debate Association. The association’s diamond award recognizes a professional career that combines excellence and longevity.