Team Category: Middle School - 6th Grade

Lauren Weeks – ELA

My name is Lauren Weeks, and I am the sixth grade English Language Arts (ELA) teacher. Back in 2009, I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Missouri- Kansas City, and I worked with a college for six years as a Financial Aid Coordinator and then a Compliance Coordinator. I realized my […]

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Emily Brown – Math

My name is Emily Brown and I teach 6th grade math with Maya Coen. I graduated UCM in 2016 with my Bachelors of Middle School Education with a Math and Science emphasis. After graduation I was a full time sub in the Warrensburg school district. Fall of 2017 I started my career at KCIA and […]

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Kelsey Osborn – Science

My name is Kelsey Osborn and I teach 6th grade science! This is my sixth year in education. I graduated from Truman State University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology. I spent the following year working and studying with Kanakuk Ministries. I then worked as a special education paraprofessional in Liberty and earned […]

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Stephen McDowell – Math

My name is Steven McDowell and I am a 6th Grade Math Teacher. I graduated from Grinnell College in 2021 with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Economics. Throughout college, I had a strong focus on applied statistics. As a recent graduate, this will be my first year teaching. During these first 2 […]

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Maya Coen – Math KCTR

Hello, my name is Maya Coen. I will be co-teaching with Emily Brown in sixth grade math! This 2021-2022 school year will be my third year in education, but my first year as a teacher. My first two years, I served with City Year and was mentor/tutor at Central Middle School in a seventh grade […]

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Sarah Mundy – ELA KCTR

My name is Sarah Mundy and this is my first year at KCIA. I am a resident teacher with the Kansas City Teacher Residency program, bringing 7 years of experience in education. I earned my B.A. and M.A. in English Literature, both at University of Missouri-Kansas City. My past roles have been Academic Support Specialist […]

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