Team Category: Specials

Francie Grandanette – Art

Hi, My name is Francie Grandanette. This is my 25th year of teaching art at a variety of schools in Kansas City. My first 15 years were spent teaching high school at DeLaSalle, I then made a move 9 years ago to elementary school teaching at Pathway Academy, KCNA, and for KCPS. I am very […]

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Joseph Krohn – Art

Greetings! My name is Joe Krohn and I have been a Visual Arts teacher for Kansas City International Academy for 11 years. In 2006 I graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art Painting. After working in the graphic design field for several years I returned to UCM to […]

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Andrea Barreda – PE

Hi my name is Andrea Barreda and this is my second year as a PE teacher at KCIA. I graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education and a Minor in Business. I come from Lima, Peru were Spanish is our first language. I enjoy playing […]

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Rusty Boyle – PE

My name is Rusty Boyle and I serve KCIA as a Physical Education teacher and Athletic Director. I began teaching PE 24 years ago in the Center School District. Since that time I have served in many different roles both in the classroom as well as administration. I love the gym setting, and sharing my […]

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Fernando Navarro – Music

My Name is Fernando Navarro and I am the music teacher in Middle School at Kansas City International Academy. This will be my 6th year working here. I began my career as music teacher in Guadalajara, Jalisco in Mexico in 2004. In USA, I have the experience working in Colorado and Missouri. In Colorado, I […]

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Walt Brown – Music

My name is Walt Brown. This is my first year at KCIA and I will be teaching music. I previously have worked at in St Louis as well as Hogan Prep and Pathway Academy also as a music teacher and this year will be my 12th year in education. I earned my bachelors degree in […]

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Michael Goodwin – Health

My name is Michael Goodwin and this is my 10th year in education. This is my 6th year at Kansas City International Academy. I teach both Physical Education and Health 5th -8th Grade. I graduated form Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education. I am currently going back to […]

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