Team Category: Instructional Coaches

Kate McDowell – ELL/K-2

My name is Kate McDowell, and this year is my ninth 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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Quion Wattree – 3-5

My name is Quion Wattree, and this will be my fifteenth year in education and second year at KCIA. I taught at University Academy for three years, in Liberty Public Schools for six years and at Gordon Parks Elementary for four years. I attended Baylor University and graduated with a degree in Business Management. I […]

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Jamie Jansen – 6-8

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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Karen Duffner – TK / New Teacher Coach

My name is Karen Duffner and I am a 1st-grade teacher, TK Instructional Coach, and New Teacher Program Coordinator! I am entering my 16th year of education, all at KCIA! I have a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education from Missouri State University, a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Webster University and Teaching English Language […]

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