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Jamie Jansen – Middle School Principal

My name is Jamie Jansen. This is my 23rd year in education. I have a bachelors in Elementary Education and bachelors in Special Education. I have a Masters in Educational Technology, a Masters in Administration and an Educational Specialist degree. I was a teacher for 17 years for students ranging from 1st to High School. […]

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Hannah VanAusdal – Elementary School Principal

My name is Hannah VanAusdal. This is my 15th year in public education. This is my seventh year here at KCIA. Before coming to KCIA I was a third, fourth and fifth grade teacher, an Instructional Coach and an Assistant Principal in the Kansas City area. I am married and have two sons- Teddy and […]

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Tierney Solis – Elementary Assistant Principal

My name is Tierney Solis and I am so excited for another great year at KCIA! I have taught 5th, 4th, and 1st grade in KCKPS and have also served as an Instructional Coach and EL Coordinator at KCIA. This year I will be an Elementary Assistant Principal and am looking forward to working with […]

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Sara Hoenshell – Elementary Assistant Principal

My name is Sara Hoenshell. This is my 21st year in public education. Before coming to KCIA I was a first grade teacher, fifth grade teacher, instructional coach and curriculum coordinator in the Kansas City Missouri school district. I have a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Missouri Southern State University and a masters degree […]

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Morgan Strabo – ELA

Hi! My name is Morgan Strabo and I am a sixth grade ELA teacher. This is my fifth year at KCIA and I have loved every minute of it. I earned a dual Bachelor of Arts degree at Georgia Southern University in History and Spanish in 2014 and recently completed my Master’s in Curriculum and […]

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Francie Grandanette – Art

Hi! My name is Francie Grandanette. I have been teaching art in Kansas City, Missouri for 26 years. I spent my first 15 years of education in high-school and the past 11 years at the elementary level. This is my 3rd year at KCIA teaching K-4 Art. I received my undergraduate degree from Northwest Missouri […]

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Olivia Beck

My name is Olivia Beck. This is my third year in education. I am so excited to be working at KCIA again. I am a first grade teacher, and have always wanted to teach first grade. I am originally from Scottsdale, Arizona and came to Kansas to attend The University of Kansas. I got my […]

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