Team Category: Kindergarten

Maaya Amin

My name is Maaya Amin. This is my third 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. This year I am most excited about continuing to work […]

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Danielle Harris

My name is Danielle Harris and I am a kindergarten teacher at Kansas City International Academy. I am going into my tenth year in education, seven of those years have been here at KCIA. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree at Graceland University and I’ve recently completed my Master’s Degree at the University of Central Missouri […]

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Courtney Taylor

My name is Courtney Taylor and this is my seventh 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 28th year in education. I have experience teaching Kindergarten – 4th grade. This is my 7th year teaching Kindergarten ELL at KCIA. (Kindergarten is my favorite grade to teach!) I taught in Kansas City Kansas Public Schools for 16 years and also at two Kansas City […]

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Ashley Hayde

My name is Ashley Hayde. This is my 10th year at KCIA. I am currently working on my masters in TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language). In my free time, I like to take my dog on walks and spend time with my friends and family. Email:

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Marde Mason – Transitional Kindergarten

My name is Marde Mason and this year will be my 31st 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. I graduated from William Jewell College with a […]

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