Frankfort-Based K-12 Teachers Alliance Partners with Avila University in Missouri



Frankfort-Based K-12 Teachers Alliance Partners with Avila University in Missouri (Frankfort, IL) — K-12 Teachers Alliance (KTA) has officially partnered with Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri, to expand their impact in the state, reach more educators, and help fight the growing teacher shortage in our nation through quality, convenience, and affordability.

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This partnership between KTA and Avila University will assist teachers in finding the right graduate programs to further their education, provide advancement opportunities and gain valuable new skills. This collaboration intends to join innovative approaches to graduate programming for teachers.

Avila’s master’s degrees and graduate certifications aim to meet teachers where they are in life, with competitive affordability, flexible scheduling, small class sizes, and accelerated terms, making success and accomplishment a priority for working individuals.

KTA partners with progressive forward-thinking universities such as Avila, by leveraging comprehensive programming, market pricing, and format methodologies; the partnership delivers new programming to a state that sorely needs incremental teacher resources.

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Avila President Jim Burkee (center) is joined by K-12 Teachers Alliance President Bruce Ranney (left) and Executive Vice President Joseph Mroz (right), to improve student access in online Master’s level education programs.

“We are excited about the vision Dr. Burkee, Ph.D. President of Avila, and the leadership team have developed, and their commitment to meeting the needs of teachers,” said Bruce Ranney, President at K-12 Teachers Alliance.

KTA’s Graduate Programs for Educators will give teachers direct access to Avila University and their program formats, resulting in a supportive and seamless graduate education process, to help Avila drive for responsible enrollment growth.

“Having partnered with many institutions in many states for nearly 20 years, we know when an institution will have a meaningful impact on its K-12 community. We look forward to our work ahead with Avila University in offering its well-respected programs to the educators throughout the state,” said Joe Mroz, Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & University Relations at K-12 Teachers Alliance.

Frankfort-Based K-12 Teachers Alliance Partners with Avila University in Missouri

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