My name is Emily Gideon and this is my 7th year teaching 6th grade at KCIA! I graduated from UCM with my undergrad in Middle School Education fall 2016 and started here fall 2017. During my 2nd year of teaching I went back to school and graduated with my masters in TESOL may 2020. Within KCIA I have been able to coach both girls and boys soccer, helped out with events and dances, and help with the leadership committee for middle school teachers and students. I can’t wait for another fun year with a new group of students! Outside of school I work as a restaurant server on the weekends and enjoy time with friends and family! I am on a couple of soccer leagues, play sand volleyball, and always down for a walk or run outdoors. Growing up in southern Missouri I have learned to enjoy the outdoors with hiking, kayaking, and paddle boarding. I am proudly a mom to a fur baby named Goose, who is a big boy at 95 pounds! Yes, he does think he is still a lap dog.