Hello and welcome to my page. My name is Kristin Appiah-Word. This is my 4th year teaching at Ryder. This year I am teaching a cross-categorical 4th and 5th grade class. I have a Bachelor's Degree from WIU in Business and Master's Degree from Loyola University. I am certified to teach grades k-9 regular and special education. I am also the Illinois PBS Digital Innovator for 2018-2019. In my spare time I like to create fun crafts. My favorite day of the week is Tuesday because I can see any movie for $5.00 with a big bucket of popcorn.