My name in Erin Opara and I am a middle school instructional coach at Kansas City International Academy working with English Language Arts, History, Reading, and Health teachers. This is my third year working at Kansas City International Academy, and I am so excited to continue to work with our students, families, and staff! I have previously served as a middle school teacher, elementary teacher, instructional coach and vice principal! I earned a Bachelor’s degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University, Master’s of Education degree for UMSL, Education Specialist degree from UMKC and my Doctor of Education degree from UMKC. I like learning! My husband and I just welcomed the arrival of our first child in December 2022.