Mrs. Kinney is so excited to be teaching third grade this year at Equitas Academy. She was drawn to Equitas because she shares the belief that college is for ALL students. She is a graduate of Evangel University, a small private college in Springfield, Missouri. While there, she earned a teaching credential and Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Middle School Education while gaining experience through internships in a variety of grade levels. These experiences helped develop her passion for teaching and desire to become an educator that meets the needs of every child. Most recently, she earned her master's degree in Multicultural Education from Azusa Pacific University in 2013. Her favorite subject to teach is math because it has so many real-life applications. When she’s not at Equitas, you might see Mrs. Kinney at an LA Galaxy game cheering on her favorite player, Sebastian Lletget. She also loves to cook and go on walks with her dog, Captain, and her husband. She loves teaching in the close knit community of Pico-Union and delights in seeing her scholars rise to the many challenges she gives them.