Team Category: Kindergarten

Maaya Amin

My name is Maaya Amin. This is my fourth year at KCIA as a Kindergarten teacher. I graduated with my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction for Early Childhood Education from UMKC. While completing my degree I worked as a preschool childcare assistant for several years and a nanny. I recently completed my TESOL certification.This year […]

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Emily Keehn

My name is Emily Keehn and I am overjoyed to begin my teaching career at KCIA. I recently graduated from UMKC after receiving my degree in Elementary Education. In my time at UMKC I was a member of the Institute for Urban Education. I am excited to embark upon the 2021-2022 school year and work […]

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Danielle Harris

My name is Danielle Harris and I am a kindergarten teacher. I have been teaching for eleven years; eight years have been at KCIA. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Education at Graceland University and my Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) at the University of Central Missouri. I am also […]

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Courtney Taylor

My name is Courtney Taylor and this is my ninth year teaching. I began teaching preschool in Chicago while working on my Masters degree and transitioned to teaching kindergarten in the fall of 2017. I have my undergraduate degree in photography and art history from the Art Institute of Colorado where I lived for 6 […]

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Helen Broome

My name is Helen Broome and this is my 29th year in education. I have experience teaching Kindergarten – 4th grade. This is my 8th year teaching Kindergarten at KCIA. (Kindergarten is my favorite grade to teach!) I taught in Kansas City Kansas Public Schools for 16 years and also at two other Kansas City […]

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Ashley Hayde

My name is Ashley Hayde and this is my 12th year in education, all being in kindergarten. I graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a double major in Elementary Education and Early Childhood. I also completed my ELL Certification a few years ago. I have a cat and a dog whom I love […]

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Marde Mason – Transitional Kindergarten

My name is Marde Mason and I am the Transitional Kindergarten teacher at KCIA. This year will be my 32nd year in teaching. I began my teaching at KCIA in the 2019-20 school year. Previous to teaching at KCIA, I taught my first 14 years in Raytown, MO and then 15 years in Liberty, MO. […]

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