Team Category: Instructional Coaches

Kate McDowell – K-2nd & Sheltered Coach

My name is Kate McDowell, and this year is my eighth 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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Courtney Minnich – 3-5th Coach

My name is Courtney Minnich and this is my eighth year in education. This is my second year at KCIA. Last year I was the 3-5th grade ELL Specialist. I graduated from Kansas State University in 2011. I have my Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education and I am also licensed to teach English […]

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Jamie Jansen – 6-8th Coach

My name is Jamie Jansen and this is my 18th year in education. I have taught many grades from 1st through 12th, served as a behavior interventionist, academic interventionist and a Special Education Teacher. I graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. I received my Masters […]

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