Summer Slice Vol. V

LA Staff News

Kelley Named Regional Teacher of the Year

Summer may have thought COVID saved her from a big Teacher of the Year celebration, walking the stage to get her Northland Chamber Award, or speaking at Convocation, but it looks like we get to extend her worries a bit longer with her recent naming as a Regional Teacher of the Year. Congratulations, Summer!

Who has Class E??

Come on, LA, keepin' it classy with your very own CLASS E License! Remember, 100% of staff who could be driving students should have this completed by August 25th this year!

Safe Schools Modules

SafeSchools training is live for the 2020-2021 school year. Most required training has been published, but a small number of policy courses will be finalized and added in the coming weeks. Coursework deadlines for each semester are September 25, 2020, and January 22, 2021. Exempt employees are welcome to begin completing training at any time. Non-exempt employees who are scheduled to work during the summer may begin completing courses as long as they are timed in while doing so. All other non-exempt employees may begin completing training on their first work day (again, if they are timed in). Employees will login using their district ID (e00000).


A few updates and reminders:


  • You'll notice that we have added a handful of courses pertaining to COVID-19 as part of our first semester training requirements. Employees who worked on-site this summer will still need to complete these courses even if they had reviewed similar content prior to July 1st.
  • As a reminder, extra duty workers, coaches, and student teachers are required to complete SafeSchools training by the due dates listed, regardless of the semester or season in which they report to duty.

Upcoming Dates to Note

July 18: LHS Graduation


July 20: LN Graduation


July 29th: Carlen starts


August 12th-14th: New teachers to Liberty PD (Tiffany and Carlen)


August TBD: Registration


August 17th: All teachers return.


August 25th: First day of school.


August 27th: Tentative Back to School Night--Time TBD


August 28th: Early Release

Liberty Academy Staff 2020-2021

Debi Straws, Secretary

Carlen Sims, Counselor

Andrea Johnson, Social Worker

Mark Krause, Interventionist

TBD, ISS Instructor

Justin Fetters, Security

Ted Maxwell, Safety

Tiffany Maxon, Long Term Suspension

Lisa Augustine, Missouri Option Program

Judy Smith, Alt. Ed. Teacher

Art Smith, Teacher

Chad Brinkmeyer, Teacher

Summer Kelley, Teacher

Nick Schwieder, Teacher

Paul Richardson, Teacher

Jared Haferbier, Special Education Teacher

Jodi Williams-Sipes, .75 Teacher

Zach Osborne, Teacher

Janet Knoke-LA Cafeteria

Zack-LA Custodian

Kathy Wright-LMS Nurse

Ed Leal-Technology

Clayton Smith-LMS Head Custodian

Kim Sadler-LMS Cafeteria Manager

Melissa Norris, Director