April 22, 2022 – Dorris Intermediate School educational assistant Roniqueka “Kiki” White was recognized today as April 2022 Kahok Educator of the Month. The award was presented by DIS Principal Kevin Stirnaman and Edward Jones Financial Advisor Jason Rehg.
In his nomination of “Ms. Kiki,” Mr. Stirnaman wrote:
“Ms. Kiki is a constant support for students in the building. She is tough when she needs to be, firm and fair, to keep kids on the right path. She is caring in all of her interactions with students. Many students seek her out as the first adult they want to interact with in the building, getting a hug or a supportive word from her to start their day on a positive note. Many of our kids gravitate towards Ms. Kiki, including some of our neediest students.
She always helps cover any area of the building where we are short handed, whether it’s the office or classrooms as an assistant. Her efforts with cafeteria, morning and afternoon supervision are vital to keeping our building running on a day-to-day basis.
DIS is lucky to have Ms. Kiki.”
Local Edward Jones Representative Jason Rehg sponsors the award each month during the school year to recognize outstanding educators in Collinsville CUSD 10.