Team Category: Fourth

Rachel Spotz

My name is Rachel Spotz and I am a 4th grade teacher at Kansas City International Academy. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and my Master’s degree in TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) at the University of Central Missouri. I started teaching in 2016 here at KCIA. I taught 1st grade […]

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Jenny Foster

My name is Jenny Foster and this is my third year teaching at KCIA as a 4th grade teacher. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in K-6 Education from Emporia State University in 2018 and am currently working on my Masters in Library and Science from Emporia State. Aside from my love for reading and writing, […]

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Katie Turk

My name is Katie Turk and I am a 4th grade teacher at Kansas City International Academy. I just recently graduated from The University of Missouri – Kansas City with a degree in Elementary Education. This is my first year teaching but I student taught and subbed at KCIA last year. I am so excited […]

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Brigitte Speicher

My name is Brigitte Speicher and I am a fourth grade teacher at Kansas City International Academy! I just moved to Kansas City, Missouri from Omaha, Nebraska. I spent the last 5 years teaching second grade for Lincoln Public Schools. I spent two years commuting from Omaha to Lincoln and decided it was time for […]

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Elise Ferdon

My name is Elise Ferdon and this is my 2nd year at KCIA. Last year I was an ELL specialist and now I will be the Newcomer ELL Teacher for 4th grade. I am thrilled to be teaching with Brigitte Speicher! I graduated from Truman State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and a […]

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