Team Category: Staff

Miriam Maqsood

My name is Miriam Maqsood and I am a fifth grade teacher. This is my second year teaching at KCIA. Before becoming a teacher at KCIA, I have had experience working in other classrooms across Kansas City. I graduated from the University of Missouri- Kansas City (UMKC) with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. I am […]

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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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Renda Duncan – Elementary ELL Specialist

My name is Renda Duncan and I am an ELL Specialist at Kansas City International Academy. I began my career in education in 2010 teaching Kindergarten for 3 years and then First grade for 4 years in the North Kansas City School District. I came to Kansas City International Academy in 2019, and spent a […]

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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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Karen Duffner – Elementary ELL Specialist

My name is Karen Duffner and I am entering my 18th year of education. 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. This is my first year as an ELL […]

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Kenyatta Johnson

My name is Kenyatta Johnson and this is my first year teaching, I will be joining the 5th grade team. Although this is my first year as a teacher, i’ve working with youth in this school as a substitute teacher and throughout kansas city at the boys and girls club. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree […]

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