COSMOS Director Apryl Kidd named Career Development Professional of the Year in 2023 IMPACT Awards

MITCHELL – Apryl Kidd, director of COSMOS (Collaboration of Shoals, Mitchell and Orleans Schools), was honored during the 2023 IMPACT Awards, where she was named the High School Career Development Professional of the Year.

Kidd has flourished as director of COSMOS. She works to establish high school career pathways with employers in rural areas – particularly in high-demand sectors like manufacturing and increasing collaboration between local organizations. Among her accomplishments was establishing Manufacturing Week as an opportunity for eighth grade students to explore manufacturing careers as they consider high school pathway enrollment.

The COSMOS partnership provides students at all schools with unique educational opportunities that help prepare them for careers after high school.