Our Teacher Advisors

It takes a village! Please meet our panel of teacher advisors, all dedicated to making KidNuz the best classroom experience possible!

Annie Cox

Montessori School

Salt Lake City, Utah

I've lived in ten states, two countries, and have visited all of the continents but one (Antarctica).  After spending five years as a finance officer in the Air Force, I decided to become a special education teacher 12 years ago.  In addition to teaching, I am pursuing a doctorate degree with a focus on teacher preparation. I also learned a valuable life lesson recently: if you let a 4-year old name your family pets, you’ll end up with dogs named Couch and Meatball!  

Medina Kovacevic

Suwanee Elementary School

Suwanee, Georgia

Medina has been teaching for six years and is a Gifted Language Arts Instructional Lead Teacher. 

Julie McKonkey

I am starting my 14th year of teaching (5th grade).  I teach at a small, rural school in Illinois. My “Monsters” love listening to Kidnuz and answering the quiz questions.  We look forward to hearing the shoutouts daily! 

Brian Kasper

Brian joins us from Ranch Creek Elementary School,  a Pre-K through 5th grade International Baccalaureate World School

Andrea Machart 

I teach 4th grade at Annunciation School in Stockton, California. For over 60 years, Annunciation School has been providing quality Catholic education to K-8th grade students in the Stockton Diocese. I also attended Annunciation as a child. I went back "home." This will be my 21st year in the classroom.

Cori Spain 

New York State certified in both elementary education and literacy, I’ve been in the education field for over 25 years. Currently, I teach 4th grade at a Catholic School in upstate NY, and have been for the past 8 years. KidNuz has been a part of my daily curriculum since I first found the podcast through a search of great current events lessons for 4th graders, even through virtual learning!