Team Category: Student/Special Services

Leslie Danner – Elementary Counselor

Hi! My name is Leslie Danner and this is my second year in education. Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, I received my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with minors in Art and Spanish from Graceland University. I received my Masters in Art Therapy Counseling from Emporia State University and spent 3 years working in the […]

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Christine Clark – Middle School Counselor

My name is Christine Clark and this is my first year at KCIA. I am so excited to get to work with students and their families as the first middle school counselor at KCIA. This is my sixth year as a school counselor. Previously I worked at University Academy as both the Lower School and […]

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Linda Guthier – Special Education Director

My name is Linda Guthier and I am a Kansas City native. I attended Immaculate Heart of Mary Elementary, St. Teresa’s Academy High School and Central Missouri State University, where I received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Speech Pathology K-12 and a Master’s Degree in Learning Disabilities K-12. Special Education has always been my […]

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Amy Walsh – Special Education Teacher

Hi There! My name is Amy Walsh. I am the special education teacher for grades Kindergarten through sixth grade at KCIA this year. I have been a special education teacher for seventeen years. For over a decade I have been working with students in co-taught classrooms and in the resource room for grades K-8 at […]

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Rod Hatton – Special Education Teacher

I am looking forward to a great year with the wonderful students and staff at KCIA. I have been teaching since 1996 and have taught at Kansas City Missouri, Center and Raytown School Districts. I am beginning my 5th year in this district and have teaching and administrative degrees from Lincoln University, University Missouri Kansas […]

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Omar Abdullahi – Behavior Interventionist

My name is Omar Abdullahi and this my 6th year with this great school. I was born and grew in Somalia (East Africa). I have lived in Kansas City since 1996. I am a father of five children and married for almost 30 years. I have a long career in military field and I a […]

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Dominique Flowers – Building Substitute

Hi! I am Dominique Flowers and I recently graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelors in Communication. I am the full time substitute for the elementary school. My hobbies are dancing, reading, and spending time with friends and family. I am very excited to assist our amazing teachers and getting to know our […]

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