Ms. Angela Swearingin

Phone: 816-316-7503

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Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Angela Swearingin

Teaching Subject/Grade: 

Counselor/10-12

Years of teaching experience:  
6 years as an English teacher; 12 years as a Counselor

Area of expertise:  
Psychological testing (WISC, Stanford-Binet, etc.), peer mediation, 504 plans, play therapy (completed coursework at Mid-America Nazarene University)

Educational background:  
2011 Educational Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership, Baker University (All but dissertation)
2007 Educational Specialist Degree in School Counseling, University of Missouri-Kansas City
2001 Master of Arts Degree in School Counseling, University of Missouri-Kansas City
1999 Master of Arts Degree in Teaching, Webster University
1994 Bachelor of Science Degree in Education (English), Missouri Western State University

Awards:
Graduated magna cum laude with undergraduate degree

Why I Chose Education as My Career of Choice:
I have always enjoyed working with children of all ages.  There are also numerous teachers, coaches and principals in my family.  I believe that education is everything--no one can ever take away from you the training, skills, degrees, certifications, etc., that you have learned or earned.  I believe in being a life-long learner; furthermore, I believe in modeling that for my students.

Personal Interests:
I am married and my husband Adam and I have three children; Allison, Andrew and Abigail.  We enjoy major league baseball games (Go Royals!) and have traveled to almost every stadium in the league--only nine to go!  I am also a dog lover and we have two miniature dachshunds at home (Azzy and Astro).  A dream/future goal of mine is to be certified as a handler for a therapy dog.  I believe in giving back to my community and helping those in need.  My favorite charities/community service organizations include the following:  KC Pet Project, Great Plains SPCA, Harvesters, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, MO Special Olympics and Scouts, just to name a few.  I am an alumnae of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority.