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Faculty at Kansas City Academy


Kory Gallagher

Head of School / Principal / History

Kory is the Head of School / Principal at KCA. Kory’s previous experience at KCA includes six years of teaching history, government, and economics, as well as serving as president of …

Anne Goldkamp

Science / Co-Founder

Anne teaches Chemistry, Physics and Physical Science. She also serves as  chair of KCA’s Accreditation Committee. Anne has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Avila University and a Master of Science …

Betty Bremser

Language Studies / French

Betty is a Foreign Language Instructor at KCA. She received a Bachelor of Arts in French from Knox College and a Master of Arts from UMKC in Curriculum and Instruction-Secondary Education. …

Dana Davenport

Physical Education

Dana is KCA’s Physical Education Instruction and Health and Fitness Coach. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Northwest Missouri State University.  Dana has more than 20 years …

Carole Eschen


Carole, Sister of Loretto, celebrated her 50th year of teaching in 2015, and has been with KCA for more than 30 years. She currently teaches Biology I and holds a Bachelor …

Norman Gray

Yearbook / Student Activities

Norman is the Student Activities Coordinator at KCA and also teaches Spanish, which he began teaching in 1969. He incorporates his past Spanish teaching formats into his current classes. He …

Ben Hutchinson


Ben teaches the Studio Music, KCA Singers and Music Theory classes. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice and Piano Performance from Millikin University in Decatur, IL, and studied …

Kendall Kerr


Kendall is the resident artist at KCA. In addition to teaching various art mediums, she  assists other faculty with integration of art into their curriculum~math, science, English, etc. Kendall earned a …

JoLynne Walz Martinez

English / Literature

JoLynne teaches English and Creative Writing at KCA. She holds a Bachelor of Art in Journalism with an emphasis in Science Writing from KU and  a Master of Arts in …

Adam Murphy


Adam teaches middle and high school science at KCA. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Earth Science from Wesleyan University in 1992, an MS in 1996 and a Ph.D. in …

Melissa Riebe


Melissa Riebe teaches history and literature at KCA. She received a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in History from the …

Tara Varney


Tara, a Loretto alum, holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatre from Southwest Missouri State University and has taught acting, improv, playwriting, and stage makeup at The Coterie Theatre since …

Bing Yzon

Math / Technology Coordinator

Bing is the Mathematics Instructor and Media/Technology Resource Coordinator. He received a Bachelor of Science in Finance with a minor in Mathematics from Southwest Missouri State University.  He worked at a large corporation for …

Mark Zukaitis

Chef / Nutrition Education

Chef Mark Zukaitis, Jr, of Bistro Kids, is KCA’s Chef and Nutrition Instructor. He has held various positions around the country as Sous Chef, Catering and General Manager for restaurants and …