My name is Renda Duncan and I am an ELL Specialist at Kansas City International Academy. I began my career in education in 2010 teaching Kindergarten for 3 years and then First grade for 4 years in the North Kansas City School District. I came to Kansas City International Academy in 2019, and spent a year as a 4/5 Sheltered Classroom teacher and this is now my secound year as an ELL Specialist. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Park University. I earned my Master’s Degree from Northwest Missouri State University with an emphasis in teaching English Language Learners. Spending time with my three children and husband of 23 years is an important part of my life. I also enjoy traveling , reading, and going on long runs with my dogs. I am looking forward to an amazing year at KCIA!