Team Category: Specialists

Kari Reeves – ELL Specialist K-2

My name is Kari Reeves and this my fourteenth year in education. I am originally from Pittsburg, KS, but I have been living in the Kansas City area for the past decade. I began my teaching career in New York City’s Chinatown at Dr. Sun Yet Sen Middle School. I then returned to the Midwest […]

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Courtney Minnich – ELL Specialist 3-5

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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Kristin Cooke – ELL Specialist 6-8

My name is Kristin Cooke and this is my 4th year in education. I taught the past three years in Birmingham, Alabama working with English Learners. I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and my Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Alabama. Roll Tide! During my time at UA, I was fortunate […]

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Sally Beran – Writing Specialist 6-8

My name is Sally Beran and this is my 16th year in education. I spent the last 15 years as a journalism and photography teacher in Kansas City and am at KCIA as a writing and reading interventionist. I graduated in 2001 with a bachelors degree in Agricultural Journalism and 2004 with a Masters in […]

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Heather Mozey – Reading Specialist 2-4

My name is Heather Mozey and I have been teaching since 2000. I have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education, a Bachelors of Science Degree in Special Education and a Masters Degree in Elementary Administration. I have taught severe needs, second and third grade​,​ as well as preschool. This is my second year […]

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Kate Bowles – Reading Specialist 2-4

My name is Kate Bowles and I have been teaching since 2000. I received my Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education and a Masters degree from the University of Kansas. I have taught second and third grade, gifted education, and am a certified library media specialist. This will mark my first year as a […]

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