Teacher Bios


Mrs. Deibel


Valerie Deibel is excited to start her fourth year of teaching third grade at Crossroads Academy this fall. She graduated from UMKC's urban education program with a bachelors in elementary education. She loves to spend her time gardening, cooking and playing board games with her husband. Her favorite things to learn about are Presidents, Kansas City's neighborhoods and trying new recipes!




Mrs. Moore




Jacque Moore has taught 12 years in the private and now public setting. She received her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from St. Louis University and her Master's degree in Education from Webster University. Mrs. Moore has lived in Kansas City for most of her life. In her free time she enjoys reading, yoga, writing, watching movies, going out to eat, and spending time with family and friends. She also has a little black dog named Hosner. 


Ms. Winston


Alecia Winston is a member of the Kansas City Teacher Residency program and is working towards her Elementary Education certification and Masters degree in Urban Education. She graduated from South Dakota State University with a bachelors degree in Psychology. She recently moved to Kansas City from Phoenix, Arizona. Her favorite activities are reading, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with her younger brothers and sisters. She has a pet tortoise named Leo.

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