Team Category: Specials

Amy Atkins – Art Teacher

My name is Amy Atkins and this is my 8th year in education. I taught K-12 Art for four years at Worth County, one year teaching Pre-K at La Petite Academy and am going on my third year here at KCIA. I graduated from Missouri State in 2008. I have my Bachelors of Science Degree […]

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Joseph Krohn – Art Teacher

Greetings! My name is Joe Krohn and I have been a Visual Arts teacher for Kansas City International Academy for eight 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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Drew Lentz – PE Teacher

My name is Drew Lentz and this is my sixth year in education. I am starting my second year at KCIA as one of the physical education teachers. I was previously the physical education teacher at Gordon Parks Elementary and spent time as a special education paraprofessional at Staley High School. I graduated from Northwest […]

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John Gassman – PE Teacher

This is my 32nd year in education. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from CMSU (now UCM) and a Masters degree in Secondary Administration from NWMSU. In addition to teaching I’ve also been a coach and Athletic Director. I enjoy spending time with family and friends and in the fall watching […]

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Fernando Navarro – Music Teacher

My name is Fernando Navarro. This is my second year teaching at KCIA. I am originally from Guadalajara, Mexico. I have been teaching music for 15 years. I love playing piano and I also love composing music for different projects. I moved to Missouri a year ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado. I taught band class […]

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Laurie Golding – Music Teacher

My name is Laurie Golding and this is my 32nd year as a music educator. I graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with my Bachelor’s degree in music education and from MidAmerica Nazarene University with my Master’s degree in education. I love to travel, read, try new food, and spend time with friends. I’m excited […]

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Michael Goodwin – Health Teacher

My name is Michael Goodwin and this is my 7th year in education. This is my 5th year at Della Lamb/Kansas City International Academy. I am teaching Middle School Health, 4th Grade Physical Education, and Adaptive PE. I graduated form Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education. I enjoy […]

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