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Diya Carr

Greetings! My name is Diya Carr. Born and raised here in KC! This is my 1st year teaching at KCIA! I spent the last 10 years teaching 2nd and 3rd grade! However, this is my 16th year in education. Prior to teaching I was an interventionist for students who have autism! I benefitted tremendously from […]

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Emily Keehn

My name is Emily Keehn, and this is my third year in education. I was raised in Shawnee, Kansas and have spent my adult life in Kansas City. I attended the University of Missouri – Kansas City where I was involved in the Institute for Urban Education. I began my teaching career at KCIA and […]

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Austin Wetrich

My name is Austin Wetrich and I am the 3rd Grade Newcomer Specialist. I began my journey into education 4 years ago when I joined the team at KCIA as a 3rd grade teacher, and this will be my second year as the 3rd Grade Newcomer Specialist. I graduated from UMKC with a bachelor’s in […]

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Zainab Alagha

My name is Zainab Alagha and I am excited to be joining KCIA this year as a 3rd grade teacher. I graduated from Emporia State University in 2023 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. In my free time, I enjoy crafting, graphic designing, painting, reading, and spending time with family and friends. I am […]

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Reid Rech

Hi! My name is Reid Rech. This is my fourth year in education and I am so excited to be at KCIA! I have a bachelor’s degree in English. When I decided to become a teacher, I joined the Kansas City Teacher Residency and earned my Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction through UMKC. I enjoy […]

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LeAnn Perry

My name is LeAnn Perry and this is my 22nd year in teaching. I graduated from Pittsburg State University in 2001. I have my Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Elementary Education. I also have my Master’s Degree in Education. I have taught second and third grade. My first five years of teaching were spent in […]

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