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Rural Support Staff Member

Kerri Loyd

Kerri Loyd is a person of many skills, talents, and hats. For the past twenty-three years, Mrs. Loyd has been the glue that holds the Ballard school district together.  Mrs. Loyd works as the district bookkeeper, central office secretary and the School Board Secretary.  Kerri is an individual who puts everything she has into her job while still providing for her family, community and church.  One of her nominators described her as, “ having a warm cheerful attitude towards our students, teachers, staff and the community as a whole, always there to help and support.”

Mrs. Loyd shows a great deal of flexibility and adaptability, working with staff and students, dealing with a wide range of skill levels, motivation levels and personalities.  While attending to her main duties, described earlier, she is also the nurse four days a week, she assists in the kitchen when necessary, assists with jams in the copy machine, assists staff members with computer questions, and most importantly she works to keep the wheels running with all the day to day operations of the school district.

Kerri’s dedication to the district comes naturally as she attended and graduated from the Ballard school district.  She knows all the students and families making her presence a huge asset as she can talk to them pretty much as a family member.

Kerri Loyd loves people, works hard and always tries to lift the spirits of those around her.  These characteristics represent all that is good in the Ballard school district, making it fitting for her selection as Missouri’s Outstanding Rural Support Staff member for the 2014-2015 school year.