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New Principal Named for YELC, beginning July 1, 2021

We are pleased to announce that Ms. Mary Fleming will serve as the Yellowjacket Early Learning Center Principal officially starting July 1, 2021. The Center School District’s Board of Education approved the appointment last night during their Monday, February 22 board meeting.

A selection committee, made up of teachers, staff, parents and administrators worked together to review applications and interviewed many exceptional candidates. Ms. Fleming was selected as the finalist and recommended for hire to the Board of Education.

Ms. Fleming said she is excited to join the CSD community. “The Center School District is known throughout the Kansas City area for its support of young children and their families. The Yellowjacket Early Learning Center provides early childhood services in an exemplary, developmentally appropriate, and highly effective way. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join the Yellowjacket Early Learning Center staff as principal in the fall of 2021,” said Ms. Fleming.

Ms. Fleming most recently served as the Coordinator of Early Childhood Services for the St. Joseph School District. Prior to her role in St. Joseph, she has served as an early childhood teacher for the Lee’s Summit School District, Hickman Mills School District and Kansas City Public School District, and Kansas City, Kansas Public School District. She will bring her vast early childhood knowledge and experience to this role. Please officially help us welcome Ms. Fleming to the Center School District.  

We would also like to take a moment to thank Ms. Tamara Sandage for her years of service to the Center School District students, staff, and families. She joined the Center School District in 2008 and has served as Principal for the past 13 years. She has poured her heart and passion into so many students and has had the opportunity to follow their successful journeys of learning and growing in our CSD schools. We are grateful for her knowledge, leadership, and service. Please help us congratulate Ms. Sandage on her retirement beginning June 30, 2021.