My name is Canda Gierach (pronounced “gear” + “rock”). This will be my 13th year teaching. I attended K-State for my Bachelor’s Degree in French, and KU for my Master’s Degree in Education. For 5 years, I taught French in Kansas City, KS at Sumner Academy of Arts and Science, then I taught English, ELL, and French in Liberty for 6 years. Some of my hobbies are reading, running, roller skating, and spending time with my children. I’m looking forward to a great year at KCIA!