Kayla Grayson-Yizar attended Newman University in Wichita, KS, for her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She also began her teaching career in Wichita, KS. She taught fourth and fifth grade and served as a Team Leader, MTSS leadership committee member, Building Leadership Committee member, and Professional Learning Communities leader. She was awarded a Good Apple Award for her Parent Involvement Work, Distinguished Classroom Teacher award, and was Regional Finalist for Kansas Teacher of the Year. Kayla was also an ESL resource teacher/coordinator for grades K-5. In 2014, Kayla relocated to Denver and began work as an ELA Network Partner, supporting 13 schools in the Far Northeast. She joined the Florida Pitt Waller family as Assistant Principal in 2015. Kayla’s passion is working to ensure equitable access to effective instruction for all students!
Kayla is married to her best friend, Kristopher. She enjoys traveling, reading, watching her children play sports and being with family as much as possible. She has two daughters (10-years-old, and 6-years-old) and a son (2-years-old).