Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Kenneth Bridgewater, Ed. Spec.

Kenneth Bridgewater, M.A.T., Ed. S.

6th Grade Instructor

(816) 316-8008


Years of teaching experience:

27 years of experience


Area of expertise

Social Studies, Geography, Fundamentals of Math, Administration


Educational background

2001 Masters of Arts in Teaching, Ottawa University, Overland Park, KS.

2004 Educational Specialist, University of Missouri, Kansas City



October 2011 Banneker Teacher of the Month

2012 Melcher Elementary Most Improved School

Why I Chose Education as My Career of Choice

I wanted to give students an opportunity to look at themselves and believe that with a quality education they can accomplish whatever they set their mind to. Education is the key to a person’s success, both professionally and personally.


Personal Interests

In my spare time, I enjoy listening and playing jazz. I enjoy bowling as well as coaching sports. The Kauffman Stadium is close to home so I enjoy the energy the Chiefs bring to the city. GO CHIEFS!!!