Director of Parents as Teachers Says Goodbye

Debbie Kunz was the Director of the district's "Parents as Teachers" program for 20 years.

Posted: Mar 27, 2018 9:15 AM
Updated: Mar 27, 2018 9:16 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A well-known face of the St. Joseph School District is leaving.

Monday was Debbie Kunz's last day of work. Kunz was the Director of the district's "Parents as Teachers" program for 20 years.

The program promotes the learning and health of young children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers.

At her going away party this afternoon. Kunz had a message for every parent and child whom she has shared this amazing experience with.

"I probably can't say anything without crying," Kunz said. "I will say thank you for years and years of working together and sharing our hearts with St. Joseph. that's about all I can say right now."

The next chapter for Kunz is a change of scenery. Her and her husband are moving to Colorado.

Kunz says she's looking forward to spending more time with her family.

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Temperatures started out on the mild side with most areas in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Monday was another warm and windy day with temperatures climbing into the lower 70s. With the dry conditions outdoor burning should be avoided Monday and Tuesday as low humidity and gusty winds continue. Winds will stay breezy over the next few days with wind gusts around 20-30 mph. A more active pattern of weather will settle in for most of this week with our first chance of light rain overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. A better chance for more moderate to heavy rain with possibly a few thunderstorms will move into the area Wednesday night into Thursday with a cold front. That front will stall south of our area late in the week, providing several more chances for rain throughout the rest of the week into the weekend. Temperatures will be a bit cooler after the cold front rolls through with highs back in the 50s.
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