Topeka's Top 20 Under 40: Misty Kruger
Director of Communications
Topeka Public Schools
She has built positive relationships with local media, served as district liaison with Lucky 8 Studio on the A&E network Undercover High docuseries and was also awarded Topeka Public Schools Administrator of the Year. Misty serves on the board of the United Way of Greater Topeka and is a member of the Kansas School Public Relations Association, the National School Public Relations Association, and the Topeka Administrators Association. She supports the Topeka Optimist Club and serves as a leader in the Silver Lake Girl Scouts Troop.
“When a family or a company is looking to relocate to our community, I have the ability to help share the story of what makes Topeka Public Schools such a great choice for education.”
What do you hope your legacy will be?
I hope my legacy will be being kind. I think there are so many things you can work for in life, but if you are not kind along the way none of it matters. I truly hope when someone looks back on my life, they smile as they remember a time I made them smile, helped them or was just a good person to them.
Who are your heroes?
My hero is my mom. As a single mother of four kids, she worked hard to provide for us. She pushes me and always supports me no matter what. She never missed an event that one of her kids was a part of, and now as a grandma, she supports her grandkids in the same manner.
What is your motivation?
Being successful. I want my kids to see that through hard-work you can do whatever you set your mind to. As a first-generation college student, there were barriers to get where Iam today, but it is important you find a way to overcome those barriers. Never allow someone else to determine your future.
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