Local teacher wins $500 for helping students in need

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WENTZVILLE, Mo. – A local teacher has won $500 for helping students in need. Not only does Kaycee Dragone teach 7th-grade science at Wentzville Middle School of the Wentzville School District, but she also offers counseling services to adolescents at a private practice in Troy, Mo. On top of that, Dragone coaches cheerleading at Wentzville Middle School and is currently in the process of earning her PhD.

Her mom, Kelly Ewing, nominated Dragone for KPLR’s Tools For Teachers award of $500 from Weber Chevrolet after she noticed the difference she was making in young people’s lives.

“She will tell you it’s not important how much money you have, or the car you drive, but rather that she was important in a life of a child,” Ewing wrote in her nomination. “If she impacts one child to do the right thing, make better choices, or help them through a crisis, she is completely fulfilled.”

Dragone and Ewing joined KPLR 11 Friday, July 19, 2019 so that Dragone could receive her $500 award.

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What happens when kids get great teachers? Their world of possibilities open. In 2014, KPLR in partnership with our friends at Weber Chevrolet, will show our appreciation for the local teachers in our area. We need your help! Tell us about a teacher who has made an impact in your life and once a month, Weber Chevrolet will give a local teacher $500 to use in their classroom.

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