My name is Kari Reeves, and I am an ELL Specialist working with third and fourth graders at KCIA. I began my career in New York City at Dr. Sun Yat Sen Intermediate School as a 6th grade ELL teacher. I then moved back to Kansas City where I continued to teach ELL students at various school districts throughout the area. This is my 16th year of teaching. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS, and then went on to complete my Master of Arts in TESOL at Hunter College in New York, New York. My favorite thing in life is spending time with my son, husband and two dogs. I also love road trips, especially those that lead to scenic destinations off the beaten path. Other favorites include reading, long walks, Paris, paddle boarding and early mornings sipping coffee in my backyard.