My name is Brigitte Speicher and I am a fourth grade teacher at Kansas City International Academy! I just moved to Kansas City, Missouri from Omaha, Nebraska. I spent the last 5 years teaching second grade for Lincoln Public Schools. I spent two years commuting from Omaha to Lincoln and decided it was time for a change. I also have an older sister that also works at KCIA, Katie Killeen. She is part of the reason I’m here today! I earned my bachelor’s degree in K-6 Elementary Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. At the same time, I also earned my degree in Special Education for grades K-6 as well. I’m from Omaha and have most of my family there, except for my parents and younger sister who live in Dallas, Texas. I love to visit them during breaks and travel to see my friends as well. I also love to cook and try new foods, exercise, and explore the city with my boyfriend. I’m excited to be here and ready to have a great year!