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Teaching Professions

Teaching Professions


Teachers help shape our nation's future by educating our youth. The Teaching Professions program prepares high school students for various careers working with youth and young children. Through in-depth academic studies in child growth and development and foundations of teaching instruction, students gain a solid understanding of the whole child and effective teaching practices. Teaching Professions students work in established local preschool classrooms, elementary, and middle schools to help them gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in their chosen field. Students enrolled in this program may be interested in becoming an infant/toddler/preschool teacher, elementary teacher, middle school teacher, or high school teacher. Students may also plan to become social workers, child psychologists, a recreational director, in a before/after school program or own and operate their own childcare business.



Mrs. Middleton began her teaching career in 2009 as a first grade teacher. She taught at Siegrist Elementary in Platte County for six years. She then worked for six more years as a Parent Educator for Platte County’s Parents as Teachers program. She has deep roots to Platte County, as she has grown up here her entire life and now is raising her family in this amazing community. Mrs. Middleton graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and William Woods University with a master’s degree in Educational Leadership K-12. Additionally, she holds certifications in Elementary Education 1-6 and K-8 Principal.

She is so excited to share her passion and love for teaching with her students!

Contact Mrs. Middleton
Phone: 816-858-5505 x1713 
Email:[email protected]



Hourly Wage*

Average Salary*

Childcare Worker






Preschool Teacher



Child Care Center Director



School Social Worker



School Counselor



Elementary School Teacher



Middle School Teacher



* Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2021



  • Foundational elements of Teaching

  • Professional Educator Responsibilities

  • Curriculum and instruction

  • Classroom Climate and Behavior Management

  • Instructional Design and Delivery

  • Student Growth & Data Analysis

  • Collaboration with Stakeholders

  • Professional & leadership development 


Program completers may earn 9 college credits through Northwest Missouri State University.


American Heart Association Infant/Child/Adult/CPR/AED & First Aid



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