I’m Kendra Gagnon, a pediatric physical therapist and Clinical Assistant Professor. I received my physical therapy degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and my PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Kansas Medical Center. I have practiced physical therapy in early intervention (birth-3) and public school settings in North Carolina, Kansas, and Missouri. I believe parents are a child’s first (and best) teacher, and that physical therapy is most meaningful and effective for children and families when it is carried out in natural environments and embedded into daily routines. Although I love physical therapy practice, I’ve found academia to be a perfect setting for me to continue to grow, change, evolve, and discover new ways to make my mark on the world. Along the way, I’ve discovered I’m happiest when I am able to share with students my passion for providing physical therapy for children and families. I am a self-proclaimed social media “junkie”, and am using technology and social media in the classroom to engage students and prepare them for using these technologies in the professional world. I grew up in small-town Missouri and I’ve ended up right back where I started – living small-town life with my husband (and high-school sweetheart) and our three young boys. I enjoy traveling, reading, talking, and thinking in my spare time AND I get to do all those things for a living. Lucky, lucky me. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on Twitter @KendraPedPT.