Team Category: Instructional Coaches

Hannah VanAusdal – K-4 Instructional Coach

My name is Hannah VanAusdal and this is my eighth year in education. I studied elementary education at Northwest Missouri State University, and was a cohort member of the Institute for Urban Education at UMKC, where I graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Elementary Education. I was a Leading Educators fellow, and have […]

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Jamie Jansen – 5-8 Instructional Coach

My name is Jamie Jansen and this is my 18th year in education. I have taught many grades from 1st through 12th, served as a behavior interventionist, academic interventionist and a Special Education Teacher. I graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. I received my Masters […]

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Kate McDowell – ELL Coach

My name is Kate McDowell, and this year is my seventh in education. I grew up in Joliet, IL, and moved to Missouri in 2004 to study journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia. I spent three years working as a writer at a newspaper in South Carolina before beginning a career as a teacher. I […]

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Courtney Minnich – New Teacher Instructional Coach

My name is Courtney Minnich and this is my seventh year in education. I spent the last six years in Liberty, Missouri as a third grade teacher. I graduated from Kansas State University in 2011. I have my Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education and I am also licensed to teach English as a […]

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