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Welcome to Kentucky Trail Elementary!  I am proud to serve as the principal of this outstanding school community.  This is my ninth year serving the KT community, and before that I served as an administrator in Belton at Hillcrest Elementary and Mill Creek Upper Elementary.  I developed a passion for teaching during my undergraduate years at the University of Missouri-Columbia.  After graduation I moved back to the Kansas City area and taught fourth grade.

At Kentucky Trail your child(ren) are surrounded by talented, caring staff members who recognize the importance of high expectations, quality instruction, and character education.  This will be Kentucky Trail’s sixth consecutive year of being recognized as a State School of Character.  This award is given when a school has embedded character education into each aspect of life within the school community.

I am fortunate to be a part of the fantastic team of students, families, and staff members that make up Kentucky Trail! 


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Briana Cottingham is joining the Kentucky Trail family this year. She taught first grade for two years in the Belton School District and is now stepping into the role of assistant principal. Briana grew up in the Belton area and even attended the Belton School District up until her eighth grade year. She is excited to continue her career as a Pirate!

Briana received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in elementary education. She then received her Master's in Curriculum and Instruction and Specialist in K–12 Building Level Administration from Northwest Missouri State University. Briana has a passion for education. Last year, Briana had the privilege of being named a finalist for 'Teacher of the Year'.

Briana views the school environment as the key to creating success for students. She believes all students should feel safe, welcomed, and respected within the school. She plans to build upon Kentucky Trail's accomplishment of ‘State School of Character’ to continue making students feel loved and supported. She also plans to incorporate more service learning into the building. 


Dr. Alisa Seidelman

Ms. Briana Cottingham
Assistant Principal