Kelly Twenter named 2014-15 director at Miller Park Center

Lee's Summit JournalJune 11, 2014 

Kelly Twenter was named director for Miller Park Center at the May 15 Lee’s Summit R-7 Board of Education meeting. He is currently a special-education teacher at Lee’s Summit High School and serves as the school district’s extended school year administrator during the summer.​ ​Twenter will begin his new job in July.

A Lee’s Summit resident, Twenter has taught students with special needs at Lee’s Summit High School since 2001, also serving as a LSHS work-experience coordinator since 2004.

For the past nine summers, he has worked as the administrator for the R-7 extended school year program, which also serves students with special needs.

Before coming to Lee’s Summit R-7, he taught special-needs students at Leavenworth High School. In all, he has 16 years of experience in education.

Twenter is the Lee’s Summit R-7 2007-08 Teacher of the Year and received the Kansas City Chiefs STAR in the Classroom Award in 2013. In addition, he initiated and coordinates the R-7 School District’s annual Job Olympics, which has involved students with special needs from Lee’s Summit R-7 as well as other school districts since 2005.

Twenter earned bachelor’s degrees in elementary education and special education from Benedictine College and a master’s degree in elementary administration, also from Benedictine College.


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