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Kristi Arends


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Educational History:

High School: 

Rock Bridge- Columbia, MO (1996)


Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Wichita State University (2018)

Masters of Arts in Education, University of Illinois (2009)

Bachelor of Arts Degrees in English and Interdiscplinary Studies, University of Missouri (2000)


Professional Development:

Presenter at American Educational Researcher Association (AERA) in San Antonio, Texas

Accepted to present at AERA 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Book chapter to be published in 2020, Emancipating Education

Current Position:

I’ve been a public school teacher since 2006. Prior to entering education, however, I was a technical writer in Seattle, Washington. My job was to write and speak clearly so that computer technicians could understand how to use new products. So, while my journey into public education began in 2006, in some ways I’ve been a teacher much longer.

From 2006-2011, I taught mostly in rural schools in Missouri.  In 2011, I moved to Wichita and began teaching in rural and then in more urban/suburban schools. 

While the geography has changed over the years, all students have one thing in common: Hopes and Dreams.

Family Information:

My family has grown since moving to Wichita. We have 3 boys who are in the district, and we enjoy sharing our lives with 2 dogs, a very old cross-eyed cat, five fish, and two beehives which house about 35,000 bees combined.


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