My name is Austin Wetrich and I am a new 3rd grade teacher here at Kansas City International Academy! This is my first year as a certified teacher, but I have been working closely with students throughout the past three years. I recently graduated from the University of Missouri – Kansas City with my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, in which we focused heavily on Urban Education and teaching students of diverse backgrounds. Outside of school, the majority of my life consists of spending time with my friends and family, enjoying the outdoors and staying active, and catching up on the latest music. I have two younger sisters – Anna is 11 years old, and Allison is 6 years old. I also have one younger brother, Zane, who is 12 years old. If i’m not spending time with friends or family, I am most likely riding my bike around Kansas City or in my hammock at a park. I am so excited to be part of a school that celebrates diversity and individuality, and I can not wait to see the amazing work our students accomplish this year!