Hey y’all! My name is Ellen Andrews, and I am one of the English Language Arts teachers for the 8th grade! This will be my third year teaching at Kansas City International Academy, and it is a huge honor and privilege to teach these students. I grew up in Arkansas, earned my bachelor’s degree in political science from Texas Christian University, and I just finished my Masters in Education through the University of Missouri-St. Louis. My goal is for all students to be able to consume and critically think about texts and effectively convey their ideas. I hope to pass along my own passion for writing and literature on to my students! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends (including my two cats), cooking interesting meals, and, of course, reading a lot of great books. Here’s to a wonderful year at KCIA!