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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 14 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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Laine Hamilton

My name is Laine Hamilton, and this is my 5th year in education. I grew up in Naperville, IL and left to attend college at the University of Kansas. I have been in the KC area ever since! I graduated from KU in 2019 with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education, and I am currently […]

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Diya Carr

Greetings! My name is Diya Carr. Born and raised here in KC! This is my 1st year teaching at KCIA! I spent the last 10 years teaching 2nd and 3rd grade! However, this is my 16th year in education. Prior to teaching I was an interventionist for students who have autism! I benefitted tremendously from […]

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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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Katie Distasio

Hello First Grade Families! My name is Katie Distasio and I will be teaching your child this year! I would love to introduce myself to you. I began my career at KCIA as an interventionist working with 4th grade students. This will be my 5th year teaching first grade. I earned my bachelor’s degree from […]

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Miriam Maqsood

My name is Miriam Maqsood and this is my fourth year teaching 5th grade at KCIA. I graduated from the University of Missouri- Kansas City (UMKC) with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. I am currently working on my Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at UMKC. I like to spend my time with friends and […]

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Rusty Boyle – PE

My name is Coach Boyle and I serve KCIA as a Physical Education teacher and Athletic Director. I have a combined total of 25 years in education. During that time I have served in many different roles in the gym, classroom and administration at the middle and high school levels. PE was always my favorite […]

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