Dear <<First Name>>,
We are honored to celebrate the addition of two incredible leaders to our founding board: Judge Lisa White Hardwick and McClain Bryant Macklin.
They share a deep commitment to our mission of ensuring young women develop their voice, succeed in college, and lead impactful, meaningful lives.
Just as importantly, both Judge Hardwick and Ms. Macklin serve as trail-blazing role models for our young women to learn from directly.
Judge Hardwick has served on the Missouri Court of Appeals since 2001, including a term as Chief Judge. She is actively involved with Supreme Court committees to improve judicial administration in Missouri. Currently, she co-chairs the Missouri Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts. In her private practice, Judge Hardwick was her firm’s first attorney of color and then partner in 1991. In her judicial career, she was the first African-American woman to serve as circuit judge in Jackson County and on any appellate court in Missouri. She helped found Academie Lafayette and serves in a wide range of community leadership positions, including as Board President of the Delta Educational and Economic Development Foundation.
McClain Bryant Macklin is a homegrown Kansas Citian who serves as Director, Policy and Research for the Greater Kansas City Civic Council, where she drives an equitable and inclusive process for the regional business community’s involvement in policy making. Previously, she served as Mayor James’ Director of Policy, focusing on equity, housing, economic development, workforce, small business and entrepreneurship, and digital equity. She also practiced law at Husch Blackwell LLP in Washington, D.C. and Kansas City specializing in public policy, white collar crime and government investigations, and litigation. She has served on numerous boards, including the Metropolitan Community College Board is Trustees.
We hope you'll join us in welcoming them both to the KC Girls Prep family!
Our school team is also growing rapidly - we'll begin announcing key hires soon!
As we complete initial hires, our full focus is now on finalizing our founding teachers. I would be incredibly grateful if you would be willing to connect for 10-15 minutes to help us connect with educators who share our values of Community, Growth, and Freedom. Please just let me know if you'd be open to a quick call. Or, you can always refer someone here. Thank you in advance for your support!
Finally, we'd love to see you at our next event for prospective families: an Open House & Lunch at our new building at 5000 East 17th Street.
Thank you -- and stay warm this weekend!
Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy