HAVEN, Kan. — USD 312 Haven Schools announced Wednesday that Yoder Charter School teacher Kim Yutzy has been selected as the Employee of the Year winner for the 2019-20 school year.
Yutzy joined USD 312 in 1998. She began as a music teacher at Mount Hope and Yoder Charter. After taking a few years off, she returned in 2009 and worked as a library aide at Yoder Charter. In 2014, she began teaching vocal and instrumental music at both Yoder Charter and Partridge Grade School. She is currently teaching physical education, vocal music and instrumental music at Yoder Charter School. Kim is also an active member of the District Wellness Committee. Kim is married to Eric Yutzy and they have two daughters, Abby and Sarah.
Those nominating Yutzy noted her great sense of humor and that students know she is there for them whenever they need her.
Yutzy and her students are also involved in a mass band performance each school year. The event brings together all band students from across the district for a special performance during halftime of a football game.
Yutzy has also been a key contributor to the redesign process at Yoder Charter School.