My name is Ellen Andrews, and I will be the 8th grade ELA teacher this school year! I am so excited to begin my career in education here at Kansas City International Academy. I grew up in Arkansas, and I earned my bachelor’s degree in political science from Texas Christian University. I am passionate about reading and writing, so I am excited to share my love of literature with my classes. In addition to reading, I love spending time outdoors and with friends or family in my spare time. I feel honored and blessed with the opportunity to teach here at KCIA!