My name is Renee Mapes and this is my sixteenth year teaching. I spent my first three years in Kindergarten at Della Lamb Charter then moved to First grade and taught for twelve years, now I am back in Kindergarten! I attended Park College and received my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Ed. I love reading up on new advancements in education and technology and I like to implement them in my classroom. I love finding fun, hands-on and engaging activities for my students. I have been married for ten years and have three children. My oldest son plays golf, my daughter is in ballet and Girl Scouts and I am the leader of her troop and my youngest son plays soccer and just joined Boy Scouts. I enjoy doing things with my family including traveling, working on puzzles and watching the Royals and Chiefs! I am so excited about this year at KCIA and feel very blessed to be a part of this great school!