Hello, I am Dakota Bradshaw (Miss. Kota) and I am a first year teacher. I graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL with a Bachelors in Criminal Justice in 2021, however, the Lord had something else in mind for me. After spending some time with my niece, I discovered my passion for helping young minds learn and discover their lightbulb moments. After finding such passion, I couldn’t let it dissipate, therefore I decided to attend Hannibal La-Grange University, graduating May 2023 with a Masters in Elementary Education.
I am from Payson, IL, however, I spend much of my time in Hannibal as I love the city and plan to move there in a year. I am a dog parent to two Alaskan Malodors (Stormi and Meika).
I love to spend my time painting, reading, camping, taking nature photography, spending time with my friends and family and playing games such as Animal Crossing. I enjoy the Harry Potter series as well as Big Hero Six