Team Category: Student/Special Services

Megan Jefferson – SPED Teacher

Hello, my name is Megan Jefferson. I am in my eighth year as a special education teacher. I am thankful to be a part of such a wonderful community here at KCIA! In 2013, I graduated with my Bachelors degree from Rutgers University. I then received my Masters degree in Special Education in 2015 from […]

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Isabella Orozco – SPED Teacher

My name is Isabella Orozco. I am one of the Special Education teachers at Kansas City International Academy. I was a student teacher here for the Spring of 2020 and this year will be my first year as a certified teacher. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in K-12 Cross-Categorical Special Education at the University of […]

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Jill Gann – SPED Para Professional

I am a certified Para Professional/Substitute. I have been working in education since the fall of 04′. In my spare time my husband and I enjoy frequenting conventions and live theater venues. I also dabble with various art/craft projects of my own. I’m psyched to begin the 2019’/2020′ school year and continue serving the fantastic […]

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Brad Sweeten – SPED Para Professional

My name is Brad Sweeten and I am thrilled to be joining the staff at KCIA as an elementary-middle school SPED paraprofessional. I have 20 years in the field of education as a SPED paraprofessional, sixth grade teacher and the last 12 years as the Activities and Athletic Director for the Center School District. I […]

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James Bridgeford – Auxiliary Educator

Hola! I am James Bridgeford II, a seasoned educator who has worked in every grade from pre-k to college. I am originally from Kansas City. After graduating from Drake University, I spent years traveling the world and found many places I now call home. I am happy to be a part of the amazing KCIA […]

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Karen Evans – Speech Pathologist

My name is Karen Evans and I have been teaching for 33 1/2 years in the public school system as a Speech Pathologist. I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Education, in the area of Speech Correction, from Northwest Missouri State University. I earned my Masters of Science in Speech Pathology from the University […]

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Liz Dyer – Library Media Specialist

My name is Liz Dyer and this is my fifteenth year in education. I have teaching experience in kindergarten, second grade and also being a Librarian. I earned my Bachelors of Science Degree from Drake University in 2002 and received my Masters Degree from Baker University in 2005. I love spending time with my family […]

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