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Beechwood Schools Office Administrator Wins State Honor

Beechwood High School office administrator Bebe Smith was named the Kentucky Association of School Administrators' office professional award.

Smith received the honor in a virtual ceremony this week.

The award is presented annually to a school or district office professional who contributes significantly to the efforts of the leadership team. 

Smith has worked at Beechwood for more than twenty years and is described as having impeccable character and an attitude that is an inspiration for all.

“Mrs. Smith can immediately make a stranger feel at home, a lifelong resident feel at ease, and any student feel like they have a family member in the building,” said Beechwood High School Principal Justin Kaiser. “She treats every child as though he or she is her own grandchild. She has the perfect balance of love and guidance. In short, Bebe is Beechwood’s grandmother.” 

The award is presented in conjunction with National Administrative Professional’s Day each April. Smith was chosen for the statewide honor by a panel of school administrators who work with office professionals every day.

She will receive a $500 monetary gift and a cherry clock with intricate gears that are indicative of her critical role in keeping the leadership team and school running smoothly. 

“It is indeed an honor for us to recognize Bebe for this well-deserved recognition,” Dr. Rhonda Caldwell, executive director of KASA, said. “Her support, organization, collaboration, and mastery help strengthen the school’s positive culture and keep everyone pointed toward student achievement.” 

-Staff report

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