My name is Kaden Ballou, and this is my 2nd year in education as a substitute teacher. I began my career in education in the spring of 2022 working in the middle school at KCIA. When not subbing, I primarily worked with new students and made sure they understood what they were learning. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Biology and Wildlife Conservation & Ecology from Northwest Missouri State University in 2021. This summer I was able to work at a nature center as an educator and also run an educational program that has helped me learn different ways to teach kids about fun topics. I love spending time with family and friends and enjoy reading and watching movies. I am excited to see all of the growth the kids are going to have this year!