My name is Courtney Minnich and this is my eighth year in education. This is my second year at KCIA. Last year I was the 3-5th grade ELL Specialist. I graduated from Kansas State University in 2011. I have my Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education and I am also licensed to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to grades K-12. I graduated from Northwest Missouri State with my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership K-12. While I was at K-State, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Guatemala for a summer and teach English to K-1 students. Spending time with my family and friends is a big part of my life and I also enjoy reading, cooking, walking my dog, traveling, and coaching Girls on the Run. I am looking forward to a great year at KCIA!