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