“My name is Justine Volkman and I am thrilled to be joining the team at Gordon Parks. I moved to Kansas City five years ago to teach with Teach for America. I started my teaching career at Operation Breakthrough teaching Pre-K for three years. After that I worked abroad creating an early childhood curriculum in Tanzania, Africa. Most recently I was a Kindergarten teacher at Hogan Preparatory Elementary.
I am so excited to have a small student to teacher ratio at Gordon Parks that will allow me to provide each student with the love, attention, and academic rigor that he or she deserves.
I am drawn to the mission and vision of Gordon Parks based on my deeply held belief in nurturing the whole child. I believe that students need to feel safe, seen, and respected in order to learn. My priority in the classroom is to grow students as human beings with kind hearts, curious brains, and brave bodies. I am so grateful to be part of the Gordon Parks community!”