Team Category: First

Staci Hansen

My name is Staci Hansen, and this is my 31st year in education. I began my career in St. Joseph, Mo as a Title 1 Preschool teacher. I have been a first grade teacher, reading teacher and a High School library media specialist. I have a love of learning and enjoy watching my first graders […]

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Haely Garrison

My name is Haely Garrison, I am new this year to KCIA! I began my journey into education in 2019 and worked as a substitute teacher. I realized how passionate I was about education and decided to further my education, and go back to school for Masters in Elementary Education K-6. I received my Bachelors […]

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Ana Geddes

Hi! My name is Ana Geddes and this is my first year in education. I received a Bachelor of Arts from Gettysburg College in Globalization Studies and Spanish/Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies in May 2022. I am part of the 2022 Teach for America KC Corps and will be pursuing my Masters in Elementary […]

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Olivia Beck

My name is Olivia Beck. This is my third year in education. I am so excited to be working at KCIA again. I am a first grade teacher, and have always wanted to teach first grade. I am originally from Scottsdale, Arizona and came to Kansas to attend The University of Kansas. I got my […]

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Laine Hamilton

My name is Laine Hamilton, and this is my 4th year in education. I have taught first grade for all 4 years at KCIA! I went to the University of Kansas and earned my bachelors degree in elementary elementary education. Rock chalk! Outside of teaching, I love to spend time with my family and friends, […]

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Katie Distasio

Hello First Grade Families! My name is Katie Distasio and I will be teaching your child this year! I would love to introduce myself to you. I began my career at KCIA as an interventionist working with 4th grade students. This will be my 5th year teaching first grade. I earned my bachelor’s degree from […]

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