Team Category: Kindergarten

Maaya Amin – Transitional Kindergarten

My name is Maaya Amin. This is my fifth year teaching at KCIA. I graduated from UMKC with a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction for Early Childhood Education, and have recently acquired a TESOL certification. This year I am most excited to experience Transitional Kindergarten and help students gain foundational skills both academically and social-emotionally […]

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Brittany Bell – Transitional Kindergarten (KCTR)

My name is Brittany Bell, This is my 2nd year at KCIA. I have been in education since 2014. I have worked as a before & after school teacher, Para, Substitute, & a behavior specialist assistant. I earned my bachelors degree in early education at Missouri Western State University. I am currently working on my […]

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Rachel Edwards

My name is Rachel Edwards and I am excited to be joining the KCIA family and Kindergarten team! I took a windy, beautiful road to get here. I began at Northwest Missouri State University in 2008, left college to travel the world for a year in 2011, worked at ESL Teacher’s Assistant for 4 years […]

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Gianna Buffano

My name is Gianna Buffano and I am so excited to begin my teaching career at KCIA as a kindergarten teacher! I graduated in May 2022 from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. During my time at OSU I was involved in the Arts Honors and Scholars Society and the Ohio […]

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Sara DeGarmo

Hello, my name is Sara DeGarmo. I am so excited to begin my journey at KC International Academy as part of the kindergarten team. I started working with kindergarteners and third graders during my senior year of high school in Liberty, Missouri where I was fortunate enough to take a tour of KCIA. I knew […]

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Danielle Harris

Well Hello! My name is Danielle Harris and this is my 13th year in education and my 10th year 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 certified to teach […]

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Courtney Taylor

My name is Courtney Taylor and I am in my tenth year in education and fifth at KCIA. I began my teaching career in 2013-2014 working at an art based preschool in Chicago, IL and ultimately ended up working through and graduating with my Masters in Teaching in 2017. I have an undergraduate degree from […]

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