Team Category: Administration

David Leone – Superintendent

My name is David A. Leone. This is my 45th year in public education. This is my third year at KCIA. Before coming to KCIA I spent 9 years as a 6th grade teacher in Blue Springs, Missouri and I spent 4 years as principal of Hillcrest Elementary in Belton, Missouri. Then I spent 27 […]

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Jamie Jansen – Middle School Principal

Hi, my name is Jamie Jansen and I am the Middle School principal at KCIA. I started my teaching career at the elementary level where I taught for 10 years. I then transitioned into a special education teacher for middle and high school students for the next 7 years. Before becoming the principal at KCIA, […]

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Hannah VanAusdal – Elementary School Principal

My name is Hannah VanAusdal. This is my 14th year in public education. This is my sixth year here at KCIA. Before coming to KCIA I was a third, fourth and fifth grade teacher, an Instructional Coach and an Assistant Principal in the Kansas City area. I am married and have two sons- Teddy and […]

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Courtney Minnich – Elementary Assistant Principal

My name is Courtney Minnich, and this is my 12th year in education. I began my career in 2010 teaching English to students in Guatemala. I then taught 3rd grade for six years in Liberty, Missouri. In 2017, I came to Kansas City International Academy and spent a year as an ELL Specialist, a year […]

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Kate McDowell – Director of Curriculum and Instruction

My name is Kate McDowell, and this year is my 12th 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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Jennifer Wilson – Director of Student Services

My name is Jennifer Wilson and this is my 24th year in education. My first teaching job was with third graders in the Kansas City, Kansas school district. Since then I have taught special needs preschool, first grade, fourth grade and fifth grade. I was also a Curriculum Director and Elementary Principal before coming to […]

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Jake Boswell – Director of Special Education

My name is Dr. Jake Boswell, and this is my 13th year in education. I started my career as a middle and high school Social Studies Teacher at a residential treatment facility in 2009. In 2011, I took a position as a high school Special Education Teacher in Liberty, MO. Three years later, I became […]

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