Hi! My name is Canda Gierach. This is my 4th year at KCIA, and this year I will be working with ELL students in middle school. I began teaching in 2007 at Sumner Academy in Kansas City, Kansas; then I taught for 5 years in Liberty. I have taught French, Grade 9 English, and a variety of ELL classes from grades K-12. I studied French and Business Administration at Kansas State University, earning my Bachelor’s Degree in 2003. I later received a Master’s Degree in Educational Teaching and Leadership from the University of Kansas. Some of my favorite things are my kids and family, coffee, roller skating, reading, and working out.