Team Category: Middle School - 8th Grade

Ellen Andrews – ELA

Hey y’all! My name is Ellen Andrews, and this is my fourth year teaching English Language Arts to the wonderful 8th graders of KCIA! It is a huge honor and privilege to teach these students about themselves, the world, and the written word. This year, I am serving as a mentor teacher to a teacher […]

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Katherine Anderson – Math

Hi there! My name is Katherine (or Kat for short) and this is my 5th year teaching 8th grade math at Kansas City International Academy. I graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s degree in Middle School Math Education in 2018. This past summer, I earned my Master’s in Literacy and Language with […]

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Katie Killeen – Science

My name is Katie Killeen and this is my 5th year as a classroom teacher and at KCIA! I am originally from Omaha, Nebraska where I attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and received a Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences. After graduating I worked for 5 years as a Para Educator in a local […]

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Bailey Conard – ELA

My name is Bailey Conard and this is my second year as an 8th grade ELA teacher with KCIA. I earned Bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and English at Mizzou in 2018 and earned my Master’s in Education from UMKC this past spring! I decided to join the field of education after serving with City Year […]

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Baleigh Jordan – ELA (KCTR)

My name is Baleigh Jordan and I’m spending my first year with the Kansas City Teacher Residency working at KCIA in 8th grade ELA. I’m honored and overjoyed to work with the accomplished faculty and students at KCIA! I earned my bachelor’s degree in History and Gender Studies with a minor in English from Saint […]

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Lillian Carr – Science (KCTR)

My name is Lillian Carr! I will be the Resident teacher in Mrs. Killeen’s Science classroom for the 2022-2023 school year. I am a member of the Kansas City Teacher Residency Program. This means I will be earning my Master’s degree and working towards my certification while being a student-teacher. I will actively participate, plan, […]

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