Megan Vaughan - Kindergarten
I am Megan Vaughan, kindergarten teacher with Kansas City Virtual Academy. After recognizing that successful students become successful adults, I dedicated myself to teaching and received my first degree from Missouri State University in 2008. I went on to obtain my Master's Degree from Northcentral University. I have 9 years of teaching experience, and so far kindergarten is my favorite grade to teach! In my spare time I love reading books, being outdoors and spending time with my family.
Phone/Text: 816 343 9598
9:00-11:00 ELA, Small Groups
1:00- 2:00 Math, Small Groups
Laci Horn - Kindergarten
Hi there! My name is Mrs. Horn and I’m so excited to be your teacher! I can’t wait to get to know more about you but first I want you to know a few things about myself!
I live near Springfield, I have 6 children, one dog , and three cats. I live on a farm and my parents are my neighbors. Goats and cows are a huge part of my life! I love to lift weights, exercise, and I participate in Crossfit Games. My favorite food is sushi and I also love camping and hiking.
Lorna Christian - 1st Grade
Hi, my name is Lorna Christian and I am the first grade teacher at Kansas City Virtual Academy. I have been teaching for 24 years, and all of those years have been with KCPS. The majority of my teaching experience has been with first and second graders, but first grade is actually my favorite.
Phone/Text: 816 945-9740
Jen Schweigerdt - 2nd Grade
10:30-11:30 ELA, Small Groups
2:00-4:00 Math, Small Groups
Welcome families! My name is Jen Schweigerdt. This is my 10th year teaching overall, and my 4th year of 2nd grade. (2nd grade is the BEST!!!) My favorite subject to teach is reading because I have loved to read all of my life.
Michelle Camblin - 3rd Grade
Hi! My name is Michelle Camblin and I teach 3rd grade! This is my 9th year teaching but my first year with Kansas City Public Schools. I absolutely love teaching and spending my day with a class full of laughter and smiling faces! When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter, and 3 dogs. I can't wait to see what this year brings!
9:20-11:00 Reading, Small Groups
1:30-3:00 Math, Small Groups
Michelle Garrison - 3rd Grade
Phone/Text: 816 656-8302
10:30 Math, Small Groups
2:00 ELA, Small Groups
My name is Michelle Garrison. I am a 3rd grade teacher for Kansas City Virtual Academy. This is my 3rd year teaching 3rd grade. Due to the wonder of the internet and technology I am teaching for Kansas City Public Schools all the way from Southern Utah in a small city, Cedar City. My husband and I have two little boys. One is in fourth grade and one is in Kindergarten. I enjoy a good book, an easy hike, time outside, and spending time with my little boys. I spent part of my college career in Nevada, MO at Cottey College. I also went to elementary school in ElDorado, KS. I love the Midwest and am so excited to get to know my students and help them grow in their education.
Dana Farrar - 4th Grade
I like to help students identify their aptitudes for a career choice, and I have lots of knowledge and experience in the world of work. Four generations of women in my family attended/earned degrees from Wichita State, where I earned both my bachelor’s and my master’s degrees. I have taught school for 14 years in Kansas City. With family and friends and on my own, I like to explore the arts and the culture of a community.
10:30 Math, Small Groups
2:00 ELA, Small Groups
Mallory Tillman - 5th Grade
9:00 ELA, Small Groups
12:30 Math, Small Groups
Hi, I'm Mallory. This is my 2nd year in KCVA and 4th in KCPS. When I'm not teaching I love spending time with my children and traveling to their events.
Jacob Smith - 6th Grade
I live in Hamilton, Mo. I have teaching licenses in Elementary Education, and middle school Mathematics. I will graduate with my Masters degree from NW Missouri state in Educational Leadership this December. I have been happily married for almost 7 years now. We have 2 boys and a girl.
Math: 9:00-9:45 and 10:00-10:45
Math Intervention: 11:00-11:30
Math intervention and small group lessons: 1:30-1:55, 2:00-2:25, 2:30-2:55
Kaitlin Vasil - 6th Grade
ELA: 9:00-10:00 and 11:00-12:00
Small Groups: 11:30am- 12:30
Hi! My name is Mrs. Vasil and I am the 6th grade ELA and Social Studies teacher at KCVA. I was born and raised in Boise, ID and attended The College of Idaho. After college, I worked at a local non-profit as the Teen Outreach Director. I then joined Teach For America and moved to Phoenix, AZ, where I taught middle school for two years. In my spare time, I love spending time with family and friends, cooking, and being active.
Tina Duvall - Intervention
Hi! I am Tina Duvall, this is my 19th year teaching, and my 8th year teaching in KCPS. I am so excited to be the Math and Reading Interventionist for KCVA this year! When I am not teaching, I love spending time with my husband, kids, and grandbabies!
Intervention groups will be scheduled directly with families