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Ashley Magee, math teacher

Ashley Magee, math teacher

Roberto Stone, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


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Q: Why did you choose to come to GCAA? A: I’m into arts, and it’s [GCAA is] not too far from where I live, and I just moved here about two months ago, and I started applying for jobs, and this school needed a math teacher. Q: Where were you before this? A: New York City. Q: What were you doing in Ne...

Kimberly Volkmann, middle school reading specialist

Kimberly Volkmann, middle school reading specialist

Kennedy Brown, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


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Q: What school were you at before? A: University City I taught sixth through seventh graders mostly but I have also taught eighth grade a few years back. Q: Why did you chose GCAA? A: It's a funny story actually my sister ran into Mrs. Irving at Home Depot, not knowing each other. And Mrs. Irving...

Cassandra Lentz, middle school science teacher

Cassandra Lentz, middle school science teacher

Ace Moen, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


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Q: Why did you choose to teach at GCAA? A: It [GCAA] has a reputation for the artistic student, and I grew up in the arts and thought it would be a good fit. Q: Where were you before this/teaching here? A: I taught at Preclarus Mastery Academy, which is in the Third Baptist church on the corner, and befor...

Diana Rudolph, 7th grade science

Diana Rudolph, 7th grade science

Nyla Archie, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017


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Q: What is your Greatest Accomplishment? A: “Having my kids and the fact that they are all grown up and they are responsible citizens.” Q: If you wanted to take a new and uncertain path in your life, and your friends didn’t want you to, would you go ahead against their wishes if you tho...

Takisha Wallace, high school science

Takisha Wallace, high school science

Aurora Philips, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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Q: What classes do you teach? A: I teach chemistry, biology, advanced biology, and as well as genetics. Q: Why did you choose GCAA? A: I chose GCAA because the performing arts as well as teaching a subject, and I wanted to be able to integrate, eventually once I learn the students and the con...

Gina Bell-Moore, Upper Academy Principal

Gina Bell-Moore, Upper Academy Principal

Kumari Pacheco, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017


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Q: Where did you attend college and what was your major? A: I went to Carleton College, in Northfield Minnesota, and I majored in Sociology...I went to UMSL and got my Master’s in Education. Q: What occupation did you hold before this position? A: For the last three years, I was an educational consultant. Q: Wh...

Robert VonNordheim, English Teacher

Robert VonNordheim, English Teacher

Galen Selligman, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


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Whenever I am reading or writing I have a really strict rule that whatever I’m listening to is mostly instrumental. If I listen to things with too many lyrics, the words will get all jumbled up...

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Courtney Young, Instructional Coach

Courtney Young, Instructional Coach

Aurora Phillips, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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Q: How did your role end up being changed? A: So I was a teacher, a math teacher, then the position became available for the Instructional Coach...so I applied and I interviewed. Then I was offered the position at the end of the school year last year. Q: Where were you before this? A: I was here, I ...

Erin Phoenix, Middle School Counselor

Erin Phoenix, Middle School Counselor

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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Q: Why did you choose to work at GCAA? A: So I taught 7th grade English for 8 years before, then I got my master’s in school counseling.  I wanted to work at a school that was diverse, and that was small and had interesting things about it and I felt that Grand Center was a school of performing ...

New faculty and support staff join GCAA

Tessa Wild, Editor in-chief

September 13, 2017


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This school year, a number of new faculty and support staff members were introduced to GCAA. GCAAtoday staff members met with each of these new teachers individually to find a little bit more about them.

Bradford Buck, Science Teacher

Bradford Buck, Science Teacher

Galen Selligman, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


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I like to think that I’m creating students that can think for themselves, can be skeptical about things that they hear in the news...

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GCAA holds eclipse viewing

GCAA holds eclipse viewing

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Life, Showcase

On Monday, August 21, a long-anticipated solar eclipse took place.  A viewing of this phenomenon was held at Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School.  GCAA provided a pair of eclipse glasses for every student.

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