My name is Bailey Conard and I am a teacher resident through the Kansas City Teaching Residency program. I will be with Mrs. Weeks in 6th grade ELA, and I am so excited to learn from her and get to know our students and their families. I received my Bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and English from the University of Missouri in 2018 and moved to Kansas City a month later to serve with City Year at Central Middle School. Currently, I am pursuing a Masters of Curriculum and Instruction at UMKC. I eloped with my husband, Heath, on Super Bowl Sunday 2020 and we have enjoyed navigating life together in these unusual times. In my free time, I love to thrift shop, cook (eat), and read; my favorite author of all time is Isabel Allende. I’m so excited to be apart of the KCIA family!