Friday 27th November 2020

October Pack the Backpack Winner: Megan Schutt from Grinnell-Newburg

Our October Pack the Backpack winner is Megan Schutt, Kindergarten Teacher at Bailey Park Elementary School in the Grinnell-Newberg School District. She was nominated by her sister, Emily Louden. Here is her nomination later:

Megan Schutt is an outstanding kindergarten teacher at Bailey Park Elementary in Grinnell, Iowa.

Megan meets every student she encounters where they are emotionally and educationally to help define what success will look like for them. She is patient and kind as well as funny and imaginative. Megan goes above and beyond for every student to make them feel important and successful.

Megan buys special gifts and snacks for students when they reach a goal making them even more proud they accomplished what they set out to do. Her students are engaged and if they struggle she finds a way to help teach them so they feel they can do anything they set out to do.

She often gives up lunch time, planning time, and even personal time for her students. She is invested in their success even after they leave her classroom at the end of the year. One of the biggest hearts, best smiles (and laughs), and a truly amazing encourager.

I wish you could spend a day watching her do what she loves. She is truly amazing and is such a gift to her students, their families, and her co workers. Grinnell Newburg School District is better because of her and the blessings she offers.

I hope you will consider her for the Pack the Backpack.

Emily Louden

Take a listen to Megan’s radio interview below or watch her reaction right here:

Pack the Backpack, presented by Central Office Supply, a division of Minuteman and Kix 101.1! Each month during the school year, we will be awarding $101 to a Kix Country classroom to help out with supplies. We will award the prize on the last Wednesday of the month. You can listen to each new winner at 8:30a on the Morning Kix Start.

Nominate your Kix Country class by submitting a letter to us at

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