Hello, my name is Maya Coen. I will be one of two seventh grade mathematics teachers! This 2022-2023 school year will be my fourth year in education, but my first year as a teacher. My first two years, I served with City Year as a mentor/tutor at Central Middle School in a seventh grade math class and the summer of 2021-2022 I transitioned to Kansas City Teacher Residency to pursue my career in teaching where I did my residency year at KCIA in sixth grade math. I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Missouri in Political Science and I am currently seeking a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Some other facts about me is I am biracial – my mom is born and raised in the Philippines and my dad was born and raised in Kansas City, I play semi-pro slowpitch softball in my free time, watching Chief’s football, hanging out with my friends, being a cat mom to Dilly and Spero, and traveling.