My name is Katie Distasio and I am a first grade teacher at Kansas City International Academy. I began my career in education over 20 years ago working in the early childhood field of education. I began my career at KCIA as an interventionist in 2017. This will be my 4th year teaching first grade. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Park University in Early Childhood Education. In December, I earned my master’s degree from Northwest Missouri State University in Special K-12 Reading. In my free time I love to explore Kansas City, visit the beach, spend time at the lake and cheering on the Kansas City Royals! I look forward to meeting my new students and the exciting year we have ahead!