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 passion and this is my forty-third year in education. The bulk of my career was spent in the Hickman Mills School District, working thirty-two years as a speech pathologist, special education teacher, process coordinator, and assistant director of special education. After retiring from Hickman Mills, I spent several years working part time in Liberty School District and Pathway Academy Charter School as a Special Education Coordinator. This is my second year at Kansas City International Academy and I continue to enjoy assisting families with special education services. I am blessed to have my two adult sons, Adam and Zach, living in town and enjoy spending time with them and my spouse, Dave. In my leisure time I enjoy traveling, photography, reading, but most especially, spending time with my extended family (nine siblings and their families) and friends.