Paige Berger, Art Teacher

Paige Berger, Art Teacher

Paige Berger graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelors of Science in Education and a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Ceramics.

Mrs. Berger, originally from St. Louis, moved from Springfield to Kansas City in January of 2014 and has since been enjoying the diverse art venues and eateries the city has to offer. She became a member of the Kansas City Clay Guild in 2015 where she teaches recreational ceramics classes on the weekends.

In her spare time Paige greatly enjoys spending time outdoors. She especially loves canoeing, camping and working in her community garden plot.

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Julia Bradshaw, Special Education Teacher

Julia Bradshaw is a Special Education Teacher. This is her first year teaching Special Education. Mrs. Bradshaw graduated from Park University in May 2018 with a degree in Elementary Education (1-6) with an endorsement in Special Education (K-12). Mrs. Bradshaw is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Educational Technology from Park University.

Mrs. Bradshaw has a husband and three children. In their free time they like to enjoy festivals around the city as well as going on nature walks, and visiting the library.

Katelynn Frazier, Music Teacher

Katelynn Frazier, Music Teacher

Katelynn Frazier is a graduate from East Carolina University located in Greenville, North Carolina. In May of 2016, she received her Bachelors degree in Music Education. She has teaching experience ranging from percussion ensembles to middle and high school general music and band classes. Katelynn decided to venture out to the beautiful Kansas City the summer after graduation to fuel her joy of new adventures. She enjoys visiting the River Market and hearing the Kansas City Symphony at the Kauffman Center.

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Jim Tuso, Physical Education Teacher

Jim Tuso joins Gordon Parks as the Physical Education teacher.  Coach Tuso has been involved with youth and high school sports for the past 19 years. He graduated from Iowa State University, where he played as an offensive tackle.  

In 2002, Coach Tuso started the "Jim Tuso Youth Football Camp".  He wanted to give kids the opportunity to see what football was like before making a commitment for a season.  He also runs speed and agility classes, which was how Coach Tuso first got introduced to Gordon Parks Elementary.  He ran speed and agility training to students here at Gordon Parks for summer school.