I was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. I graduated from Iowa State University with my Bachelors of Arts in Family and Consumer Science Education. I started my teaching career at Liberty Junior High in 2005, after completing my student teaching for Liberty Public Schools. While beginning my teaching career, I also obtained my Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Baker University. I began teaching at Liberty High School in 2013. I got married to my husband Sean in April 2012 and we welcomed our son, Harrison, on my birthday in June 2013. For free time, I enjoy traveling and watching the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals.
My name is Marla Badalucco. I was born and raised in the Kansas City area. I went to the University of Missouri for college and got my degree in Textile and Apparel Management with a Business minor. I worked in the retail industry before deciding to go back and get my Masters in Teaching. I have been at Liberty High School since 2006. The classes I mainly teach are Housing, Textiles and Construction, and Advanced Clothing. I got married in October 2010 to Joe and we have our pug, Ringo. In my free time I enjoy traveling, spending time with friends and family, following the Missouri Tigers, and working in my garden.
I grew up here in the Northland. I graduated from Winnetonka High School and attended UCM where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. While teaching, I earned a Master’s degree in Technology in Education from Lesley University. I taught kindergarten and first grade for the North Kansas City School District for nine years. I loved working with the little ones; however, I decided to follow my passions and make a big change: I got certified to teach FACS, and it has been the best decision ever!
I started teaching for LPS in 2010. I taught FACS for Liberty Academy for my first two years. I was able to teach Housing and Interior Design, Pregnancy and Parenting, Intro. to Culinary, Culinary I and II, Textiles and Construction, and Healthy Living. I have found my niche teaching culinary! I was able to implement the ProStart curriculum at the academy and took their first ever competitive cooking team to the state ProStart competition this past February in Union, MO. I absolutely love teaching culinary skills to my students. I firmly believe that “anyone can cook,” and I look forward to teaching ProStart for Liberty High School.
I have a wonderful husband, Kyle, of twelve years. I also have two beautiful and creative children. My son, Cole, is eight and my daughter, Lilly, is four. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, running, shopping, traveling, reading, doing anything creative, and spending time with my family and friends.
I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education and certifications in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education from the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. I also have an Associate of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and two vocational certificates in Facilitation of Learning and Learning Center Management. I have over ten years of experience as an early learning facilitator, preschool & pre-kindergarten enrichment teacher, and special services paraprofessional.