Simply known as Miss Kinnian in the short story but revealed to be named Alice in the full novel, Miss Kinnian teaches night classes at an adult school. She is good friends with her student Charlie Gordon, who secretly harbors a crush on her. Miss Kinnian is one of the deuteragonists of IDM Pictures' Flowers for Algernon, based off of the short story of the same name by Daniel Keyes.

Miss Kinnian will be portrayed by Carissa Carlberg in the 2017 short film.