Chamber benefits from Kara’s classroom break

Kara Belew shared her considerable talents with the Chamber this summer and returns to USD#259 classrooms this month.

Kara Belew shared her considerable talents with the Chamber this summer and returns to USD#259 classrooms this month.

Some people fill every molecule in the air with electric energy as soon as they breeze through the door. Kara Belew is one of those unique dynamos.

Kara has been temporarily working at the Chamber this summer to help fill in the administrative gaps left from recent staff retirements. She accepted the position as a way to flex some of those business muscles and professional skills she doesn’t use on a daily basis when she’s teaching in USD #259 classrooms at John Marshall Middle School.

No task has been too complex or too large for her to tackle and she’s spent the summer sharing her organizational talents with us while brightening our days with her 700-watt smile. She’s increased her Wichita fan base by adding 24 Chamber employees to her roster of admirers. We’ve all benefited from the questions she’s asked staff about current procedures, the way she’s reorganized our resources and the new ideas she’s contributed.

We’ll miss Kara’s energy and enthusiasm as she winds down her duties this week to begin preparing her classrooms for a fresh group of new scholars. But we’re pleased that Wichita students will continue to benefit from her knowledge, expertise and positive disposition.

Our thanks to Kara and all of the other teachers and instructors who immerse themselves in the business world during their summer break from teaching. We know our future workforce will be better prepared when these teachers take their summer job experiences back to the classroom to share with their students. It’s a business and education alliance that pays dividends for all.