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Citizens of the World Charter Schools – Kansas City

Hear from Whitney Szczucinski about change, one of the core values at Citizens of the World.

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Meet Whitney Szczucinski

Teacher Ambassador

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Carl the Chameleon represents one of our core values at Citizens of the World, which is change. Our teachers, parents—our community, our kids—everyone rolls with change, because that’s part of who we are. We grow with it.

Teaching

  • 2nd Grade Teacher

Education

    Awards

    • Grade-Level Chair

    Teacher Certification Program

      Why I Teach

      I decided to be a teacher in first grade. My older sister has Down syndrome and my parents held her back, so we happened to be in the same grade. I watched while her teachers took the time to work with her and observed how her learning soared. I listened to the language they used and tried to mimic it as we played school at home. Little did those teachers know the impact that they had on my life while they were busy making a difference in my sister’s life.

      By the Numbers

      • 230

        Dedicated Students

      • 17

        Teachers

      • 1

        School in District

      About CWC Kansas City

      • About

        Our classrooms are challenging—and joyful—learning environments that engage children through fun projects tailored to their personal experiences, strengths and needs. Our teachers take the time to get to know each child as an individual. We empower children to think critically and learn to engage respectfully and productively with fellow students by developing their capacity to enter into and understand the lives of others. Our goal for student success includes mastery of both content and emotions. This way, they will meaningfully connect with each other, be part of any community, and courageously decide who they are in the world and how they want the world to be.

        CWC Kansas City is part of the national Citizens of the World network, with schools currently in Los Angeles and Kansas City. CWC schools challenge students to realize their full potential and thrive in a diverse society. We are tuition-free schools open to all, committed to serving diverse communities throughout the U.S.
 Our schools are in strong demand; in 2015, we had 10 times more interest than space across our national network.

      • Salary, Compensation & Benefits

        CWC Kansas City offers a competitive salary for all of our faculty and staff, and a full range of benefits, including health, dental and vision (90 percent paid for by CWC Kansas City), as well as participation in the KCPS Retirement System and optional Aflac coverage.  

        Our entire team also creates a valuation package, which results in key areas that employees value beyond a salary—identifying what makes us a unique working environment and what are creative, possibly non-traditional ways to feel valued, supported, and "at home."

      Start Your Journey

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