Team Category: Staff

Morgan Strabo

Hi! My name is Morgan Strabo and I am a fifth grade teacher. This is my fourth 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 Instruction […]

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Francie Grandanette – Art

Hi! My name is Francie Grandanette. I have been teaching art in Kansas City, Missouri for 25 years. I spent my first 15 years of education in high-school and the past 10 years at the elementary level. This is my 2nd year at KCIA teaching TK-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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Cynthia Raymer

My name is Cynthia Raymer and this is my sixth year at KCIA. I graduated from the University of Central Missouri in the Spring of 2017 with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and a Minor in Middle School Math. In May of 2020, I graduated with a Masters in Teaching English as a Second […]

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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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Laine Hamilton

My name is Laine Hamilton, and this is my 4th year in education. I have taught first grade for all 4 years at KCIA! I went to the University of Kansas and earned my bachelors degree in elementary elementary education. Rock chalk! Outside of teaching, I love to spend time with my family and friends, […]

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Emma Fundenberger

My name is Emma Fundenberger and I am excited to begin my second year at Kansas City International Academy! This will be my first year on the Fifth Grade team. I graduated from UMKC in May of 2021 with my Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. During the 2021-2022 school year I completed my Master’s in Reading […]

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