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Frontier Schools

Hear from Amirah Pughsley about supporting students’ individual needs and challenging their growth mindsets.

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Meet Amirah Pughsley

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With a 99.9% graduation rate, Frontier provides students with an enriched learning atmosphere, transportation, meals, and exciting social activities, including after school and weekend tutoring programs. Students have the opportunity to accrue college credits and gain real-world experiences through special field investigation trips, summer internships, college tours and science-oriented projects. Our dedication to meet the needs of all scholars, including those whose primary interest is non-STEM, attests to our philosophy that success is a standard!


  • 6-8th Grade Special Education, Self-Contained


  • 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year, Frontier School of Innovation
  • 2017-2018 District Teacher of the Year, Frontier Schools
  • 2018-2019 Missouri Regional Teacher of the Year Nominee
  • 2017-2019 Special Education Department Team Chair, Administrator Intern
  • 2017-2019 Parent Teacher Organization Vice-President

Teacher Certification Program

    Why I Teach

    I teach because I enjoy supporting students’ individual needs and challenging their growth mindsets. I teach because nothing else is as challenging and equally rewarding. I’m inspired by my students’ abilities—that’s what I have an obligation to, not their disabilities.

    By the Numbers

    • 1,500

      Dedicated Students

    • 4

      Schools in the District

    About Frontier Schools

    Frontier Schools is the largest charter school district in the Kansas City area. There are four campuses: Frontier School of Innovation Elementary, Frontier School of Innovation Middle, Frontier STEM High School and Frontier School of Excellence.

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