My name is Dominique Flowers and I am a 5th Grade teacher at Kansas City International Academy. I started my educational career in 2017 and I taught 1st grade for two years. In 2017, I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with a minor in Black Studies from the University of Missouri. I am currently working toward my Master’s Degree in Teaching Middle School English from the University of Central Missouri. During my time in college, I had the opportunity to coach dance at the Boys and Girls’ Club of Columbia. This experience had a great impact which led me to pursue education. I love getting to know the students and helping them achieve their goals. Aside from teaching, I like dancing, music, and spending time with my family. I am hopeful for a bright, exciting school year.