Mrs. Monica Kanai holds a degree in education with a minor in early childhood and child and family studies from Southwest Baptist University having graduated magna cum laude. She has taught in both public and Christian school settings since 1993, and has homeschooled her own three children through eighth grade with the youngest starting high school at Aurora Christian School (ACS) last fall. Her oldest daughter Aleece graduated salutatorian from Mt. Vernon, MO in 2013. Her other daughter Anna received the ACS Christian Character Award and A honor roll for 9th and 10th grades. Mrs. Kanai grew up in a Christian home and accepted Christ at age 5.