Hello First Grade Families! My name is Katie Distasio and I will be teaching your child this year! I would love to introduce myself to you. I began my career at KCIA as an interventionist working with 4th grade students. This will be my 5th year teaching first grade. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Park University in Early Childhood Education and my master’s degree from Northwest Missouri State University in Special K-12 Reading. I am currently working on a second master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. In my free time I love to explore Kansas City, visit the beach, spend time at the lake and cheer on the Kansas City Royals! I am a proud dog mom to a German Shorthaired Pointer named Jax!