Team Category: Staff

Michelle Culpepper

This is my 6th year of teaching 5th grade at KCIA. This is my 27th year in education. I taught 4th grade for three years in the Climax Springs School District which is located near the Lake of the Ozarks. I’ve been at KCIA since July of 1999 where I’ve taught 2nd, 3rd, and 5th […]

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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 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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Kenyatta Johnson

My name is Kenyatta Johnson and this is my second year teaching with the 5th grade team. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Criminal Justice from Northwest Missouri State University. I am excited to continue to learn more about the students here at KCIA and build relationships with them […]

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