|A few students shared something special about Mrs. Gross.|
|Prairie Branch students waiting for Mrs. Gross to enter the gym.|
|Mrs. Gross pictured with husband Kirk and oldest child Gavin.|
A few students spoke about what having Mrs. Gross as their principal means to them. A video highlighting Mrs. Gross' qualities as a servant leader, wife, and mother was also shared.
Mrs. Gross had the last word. "I feel so incredibly blessed to work with such amazing teachers who care so much about you (students). That makes my job easy. I love to come to work every day. This is a group honor because I have such a great staff, leaders, colleagues I get to learn with, and I have really great students who make this school rock! I also appreciate my supportive family."
Mrs. Gross and 11 other new principals will be recognized at the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals (MAESP) Spring Leadership Conference in March.