My name is Dr. Jake Boswell, but I also go by Dr. B. This is my 14th year in education. I started my career as a middle and high school Social Studies Teacher at a residential treatment facility in 2009. In 2011, I took a position as a high school Special Education Teacher and Department Chair in Liberty, MO. Three years later, I became a process coordinator for special education with Liberty Public Schools. This is my second year at KCIA serving as the Director of Special Education. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO. I earned my Master of Arts degree in Education: Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and am certified to teach 5-12 Social Studies and K-12 Special Education: Mild to Moderate Cross Categorical. I earned an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University and hold the following administrative certificates: Principal K-12, Special Education Administration. My terminal degree, Doctorate of Education, focused on Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. This degree was obtained from the University of Missouri in partnership with Northwest Missouri State University and was completed in 2017. My family and I live very near the state line in Kansas. We love Kansas City and try our best to explore and serve our community. My wife and I have two very fun, elementary-aged boys and two dogs (Ernie and Gus). We try our best to be outdoors; when we can’t, you will likely find us playing board games.