Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Leanna Bales

Leanna Bales


4th Grade Teacher

Years of teaching experience:

This is my first year of teaching!

Area of expertise 

4th grade teacher. 

Educational background

2012 Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Missouri- St. Louis

2015 Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from University of Missouri-Kansas City

Expected Graduation May 2022 Master of Curriculum and Instruction  from University of Missouri-Kansas City

Why I Chose Education as My Career of Choice

I chose to enter teaching after working as an editor for an engineering firm for several years after graduating with my masters degree. I joined the Kansas City Teacher Residency program and was placed at Warford Elementary in fourth grade. I hope to make a difference and instill the joy of learning into students. 

Personal Interests

In my spare time, I like to go on bike rides with my fiance, spend time with my friends, cook, read, and relax.