Team Category: Student/Special Services

Meg Kissner – Student Teacher (SPED/1st Grade)

My name is Meg Kissner and I am currently student teaching in the special education classroom as well as in 1st grade. I go to school at Northwest Missouri Statue University and will graduate in December with a dual major. Being around my friends and family is a big part of who I am. I […]

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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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Omar Abdullahi – Cafeteria & Student Support

My name is Omar Abdullahi and this my 6th year with this great school. I was born and grew in Somalia (East Africa). I have lived in Kansas City since 1996. I am a father of five children and married for almost 30 years. I have a long career in military field and I a […]

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James McCay – Behavior Interventionist

I attended Penn Valley, served in the US Army, and worked in the corporate world for over 25 years before working for the KCMO school district as a paraprofessional for 3 years. I started working at Della Lamb (KCIA) 3 years ago. I enjoy spending time with my wife and kids and coaching and mentoring […]

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Brooke Monsees – Building Substitute

My name is Brooke Monsees and I am so excited to spend my first year teaching with KCIA! I recieved my bachelor’s degree from University of Missouri (Go Tigers!) in 2013 and my teaching certificate through Central Methodist University in 2018. I found my passion working with children and families in my previous work with […]

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Kathlene Kane – Building Substitute

My name is Kathy Kane and this is my eighth year in education – although this is my second year with KCIA, and five years with Della Lamb prior to. In past years I primarily worked with ELL students as a 1st, 2nd and 4th grade teacher. I graduated from the University of Missouri Kansas […]

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Noelle Tope – Building Substitute

My name is Noelle Tope and this is my second year at KCIA! I graduated from the University of Central Missouri in 2017 with my Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education. I am currently working on my Master’s in Speech Language Pathology at UCM. When I’m not teaching, I love to spend time with […]

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