Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Angela Swearingin
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)
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
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.
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.