Team Category: Second

Hannah Griffith

My name is Hannah Griffith and this is my third year teaching 2nd grade! I received a Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. While I studied at UMKC, I was a part of the Institute of Urban Education which focuses on the social justice aspect of education. Additionally, I […]

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Katie Childress

Hey y’all! My name is Katie and I teach second grade. This is my third year as a teacher and my third at KCIA. I’m extremely excited to continue working with the rock star teachers in second grade and to get to know my students. I am originally from Indiana where I played soccer and […]

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Lauren Chadwick

Hello! My name is Lauren Chadwick. This will be my fifth year in education. Last May, I graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language. I have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education K-12. My husband […]

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Jordan Dockery

My Name is Jordan Dockery and I am a second grade teacher. This is my sixth year in education and my third year at KCIA. I graduated from the University of Kansas in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. In 2017, I completed my Master’s Degree in Education and Innovation with and Emphasis […]

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Alix Buchanan

My name is Alix Buchanan and I am going to be working in the TK classroom this upcoming year. In the Spring of 2018, I graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. I have worked in several Pre-K and Elementary positions throughout high school […]

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Kaylin Griffin

My name is Kaylin Griffin, and I will be teaching second grade at Kansas City International Academy. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Spanish and a minor in Communications from the University of Arkansas in 2018. I began my career in education 2 years ago teaching third grade in […]

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Karen Duffner

My name is Karen Duffner and I am entering my 17th year of education, all at KCIA! I have a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education from Missouri State University, a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Webster University and Teaching English Language Learners Certification from the University of Central Missouri. I am in the process […]

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