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Recognizing Excellence: Kayla Burton

The BCSD Board of Trustees is thrilled to recognize Carey School Principal Kayla Burton. The following accolade was submitted by the Carey School staff. 
“As the 2021-22 school year rapidly draws to a close, the staff of Carey School would like to extend a collective commendation in recognition of Kayla Burton’s first year as our administrator. Each of us might recall the state of the world in the fall of last year, with the novelty of the COVID pandemic completely waning, replaced by weariness and complete fatigue as unfavorable conditions endlessly continued on. At this significant point in time, Mrs. Burton undertook her new position. 
In capturing the true authenticity of her experience, she, like many others, found it completely impossible to secure housing in the county. Brief temporary lodging, very similar to families we service every day, was found in an RV trailer. While some might imagine what it might be like to not have permanent housing, and have compassionate feelings towards those experiencing difficulties, Mrs. Burton knows first hand about the housing shortage that exists here in Blaine County. 
Mrs. Burton has forged meaningful relationships with the staff and students by working in the trenches day in and day out alongside each of us. With coverage shortages affecting public schools as a whole, Mrs. Burton has made herself completely available to assume any unfilled absence in our school. As a result of her fearless and undaunted call to duty, Mrs. Burton truly understands the work that is performed at every level of our school. As a by-product of her work in the classroom, she has formed trusting relationships between herself and those in her charge. Students greet Mrs. Burton with respect and genuine friendliness as a result of her service.”
Mrs. Burton’s personal experiences, dedication to the school, and ability to guide others during times of chaos is exactly what Carey School needs in a principal. We are absolutely thrilled to have Principal Kayla Burton on staff, and we are honored to recognize her selflessness and work ethic with this accolade.