Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Gast

ESOL teacher

Ingels Elementary

Compass Elementary

(816) 316-7907- voicemail only 



Years of teaching experience:

8 years of experience

6 years teaching ESOL (Hickman Mills)

2 years teaching Second grade (KCKS)


Area of expertise





Educational background

- 2017 Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Emporia State University

- 2003 Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, MidAmerica Nazarene University



2006 Building Teacher of the Year

Graduated Suma Cum Laude, 2003


Why I Chose Education as My Career of Choice

I want all students to learn. I absolutely love seeing my ESOL students gain new knowledge and expand their language skills.


Personal Interests

In my spare time, I enjoy going places with my family, spending time at our lake property, and most of all being a mommy to my 2 beautiful girls!