It’s always difficult to pick just one Ambassador out of our entire staff to honor with the Employee of the Quarter.

We have such a great group of men and women who take pride in their work — regularly going above and beyond their regular duties —  and always performing their jobs with a friendly smile. Consistent performance, attention to detail and professional growth helped make Teoppalious Beauvoir, Library Safety Ambassador, stand out from the crowd for this quarter.

Mr. Beauvoir, or “T”,  joined the Library Safety Ambassador staff about a year ago. Over the last few months, he has demonstrated a remarkable improvement to his performance on a daily basis.

“He arrives eager and ready for work,” said Frank Jackson, Library Safety Supervisor. “He maintains a pleasant, polite and professional demeanor that I find incredibly well-balanced.”

Transplanted from Ft. Worth, Texas,  Beauvoir has called Kansas City home for the last 15 years, but his allegiance is still to the Dallas Cowboys. Hopefully, this years KC Chiefs will sway him, if just a little bit.

“I love Downtown Kansas City though because of its fast pace, and especially the Library, because of all the different people we meet here every day,” Beauvoir said.

His most memorable moment at the Library was when he was scheduled to work a wedding in Kirk Hall. “It was real elegant and different,” he said, “I’ve never seen a wedding in a library before, but it was great.”

Next time you visit the Library, make sure to congratulate “T” for his dedication and hard work, or you might catch him grabbing lunch at Tasty’s in the City Center Square food court. He’ll probably be enjoying the catfish since catching his own doesn’t always work out.

“I used to go fishing all the time when I was younger,” he said, “but I don’t seem to be able to find time for it now.”