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 hold a K-6 Missouri teaching certificate, a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education from Ottawa University, a Masters Degree in Athletic Administration from William Woods University and I am a Certified Master Athletic Administrator through the NIAAA. I am married to the love of my life, Jeannie, in March 2021 we will celebrate our 40th anniversary. We have one daughter, Elizabeth, son-in-law Cory and a very adorable grandson Charlie that will enter the NFL draft in 2043. They live in rural north central Iowa. At home I spend quality time in our garden, I love fishing and enjoy feeding the birds. Jeannie and I spend many evenings sitting on our deck watching the trains go by. I am looking forward to a great year at KCIA.