Blue Valley art teacher and cancer survivor surprised with Sporting KC’s ‘Samaritan’ honor

Robin Kingeter

Harmony Middle School Art teacher Robin Kingeter has taught for nearly 25 years and says her students have helped her through two diagnoses of kidney cancer. Photo credit Lucie Krisman.

When Robin Kingeter walked into her classroom at Harmony Middle School Thursday afternoon, she was met with a surprise.

The art teacher and two-time cancer survivor earned the title of June’s Blue KC Sporting Samaritan — an effort between Major League Soccer club Sporting KC and health insurer Blue KC to highlight local students and teachers who have made contributions to their community.

Retired Sporting KC soccer star and Blue Valley School District alum Matt Besler joined representatives from Blue KC and Sporting to celebrate Kingeter’s award with a surprise visit to her school on Thursday.