Kristen McWhirt lives in Kansas City, MO with her family. She graduated with her Bachelor’s in Education from the University of Central Missouri in 2007. In 2017, she completed her Master’s in Education and Innovation from Webster University, with a focus on tiered systems of support. She taught middle school art for 5 years in rural Missouri before transferring to special education. Ms. M worked with self-contained special education students for 6 years before joining the ILA team in 2021.
Her favorite thing about teaching at ILA is partnering with families and supporting student learning within their everyday lives. She is inspired by the opportunities that online learning provides students and families for unique and student-focused experiences. She is motivated by student success and building relationships.
A fun fact about Ms. M is that she is a vegetarian with a huge vegetable garden that inspires adventurous cooking.