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Zimmerman Kevin Zimmerman, Kevin Art Speciality 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Kevin Zimmerman and I am the Visual Arts Specialist. This is my 13th year at DHE. I am in charge of Running Club & Art Club. I am a STL native. I attended Drury University for my undergrad and graduate degrees also running collegiate Cross Country and Track. I am an avid distance runner, canoer, hiker, and explorer. My favorite thing about Harrison is that we have so much heart here. Students come to school excited every day. Parents are involved and invested in this school. And the 417-523-5881 417-523-5895 krzimmerman@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/2020 2021 staff images/029_Zimmerman_Kevin_01.jpg
Trotter Susan Trotter, Susan 1st Grade 1st Grade 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Susan Trotter, and I am very excited to be teaching your child in First Grade this year! I have my Masters degree in Elementary Education from Drury University. I began my teaching career in 2002. I was raised in Springfield, and am proud to say I am a 6th generation Greene County native! My awesome husband Ed and I have two grown daughters, and one granddaughter! We enjoy the outdoors in our RV, jeep, and kayaks! My favorite thing about Harrison is the partnership. 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 strotter@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/2020 2021 staff images/027_Trotter_Susan_01.jpg
Tepe Chelsea Tepe, Chelsea 2nd Grade 2nd Grade 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Chelsea Tepe and I teach 2nd grade. I was hired at Harrison my first year of teaching in 2010. I graduated from Missouri State in 2010 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. My husband teaches Computer Science and Business at Parkview High School and we have two beautiful little boys, Jack and Ryan . I LOVE being a part of the Husky family because it is full of love, encouragement, and learning! 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 ctepe@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/2020 2021 staff images/026_Tepe_Chelsea_01.jpg
Taylor Kim Taylor, Kim 3rd Grade 3rd Grade 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Kim Taylor and this will be my 23rd year in teaching and 13th year at Harrison. I grew up in KC, MO and graduated from Missouri State with my BS in Education and Masters in Reading. I married my best friend, Ken Taylor, who works in advertising. I have 4 children: Aiden (18), Rory (17), Mara (13), and Brenna (11); all DHE alumni. Don't forget my cats and chickens! I LOVE to read, be with my family, read, travel, and read. I love Harrison because of the community we've built. 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 ktaylor@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/2020 2021 staff images/025_Taylor_Kim_01.jpg
Stapp Whitney Stapp, Whitney 1st Grade 1st Grade 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Whitney Stapp and I teach first grade! This will be my 3rd year as part of the Harrison family. My husband and I have been married four years and our family grew in October 2018 when we had our sweet daughter Lucille and May 2021 when we had our handsome baby boy Lucas. If I am not at school you can find me cuddling my kids, watching movies, traveling , or outside enjoying the weather. I love being part of the Husky team and I can't wait to see what this year holds! 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 whitneystapp@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/2020 2021 staff images/024_Stapp_Whitney_01.jpg
Sperry Kim Sperry, Kim Speech Speciality 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Kim Sperry and I am the Speech-Language Pathologist. I have been teaching since 2003 for SPS. I went to college at MSU and grew up in Billings. My favorite thing to do at Harrison is dig in the dirt with the kids. 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 kspatterson@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/2018 2019 staff images/Kim Patterson 2018.jpg
Shollenbarger Leslie Shollenbarger, Leslie Wonder Years Wonder Years 3055 West Kildee Lane Hi, my name is Leslie Shollenbarger and I am so excited to be a part of Harrison and the Wonder Years preschool! I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a double major in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. I also have a Master's in Education and Reading Specialist degree from Columbia College, My husband and I recently moved to Springfield from Columbia, MO to be near our girls who stayed in the area after attending MSU. I am passionate about my family and ch 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 ldshollenbarger@spsmail.org
Rowell Charles Rowell, Charles Instructional Technologist Speciality 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Charles Rowell, Instructional Technologist. I graduated from OTC and Drury with a degree in Elementary Education. I grew up in Connecticut and joined the Coast Guard after high school where I served for twenty years as an Electronic technician. I have three dogs, two tortoises and more cats than I can count. I am a cat/kitten foster for a local rescue. 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 cfrowell@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/2020 2021 staff images/023_Rowell_Charles_01.jpg
Pshonyak Nadia Pshonyak, Nadia Library Clerical Speciality 3055 West Kildee Lane Hi, I am Nadia Pshonyak, and I will be the new library clerical at Harrison this year. I will also be at Holland, so I will only be at Harrison part of the week. This will be my second year working for the district as a library clerical. I graduated from Missouri State University in 2016 with a Bachelors in Philosophy and minors in Political Science and Economics. After that, I served in the Peace Corps for two years in North Macedonia and worked at CoxHealth for a year before working for SPS. I 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 nypshonyak@spsmail.org
Poppen Jordan Poppen, Jordan Instructional Support Aide Office 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Jordan Poppen and I am from South Dakota. I have previously taught first grade at another school but this will be my first year at Harrison! I graduated from Evangel University in 2020 with a degree in Elementary Education. Alongside of being a Husky, I am also the head cheerleading coach at Evangel University. When I am not at school or with the cheer team, you can find me dancing or watching the Minnesota Vikings! I am so excited to get to be a part of the Harrison community! 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 jbpoppen@spsmail.org
Petree Chase Petree, Chase Counselor Office 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Chase Petree and I am your school counselor. I was born and raised in California. I've served in the United States Navy and then worked in law enforcement for ten years prior to going into education. I have four wonderful adult children. I attended college on the westcoast at University of the Pacific and then at Evangel University for an advanced degree. Thank you for the opportunity to work with your children in the areas of career development, academic development and personal and 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 cpetree@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/2020 2021 staff images/Petree 2018.jpg
McQuarry Roxie McQuarry, Roxie Kindergarten Kindergarten 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Roxie McQuarry. I’ve been teaching since 2005 and have been a teacher at DHE since the school opened in 2009.  I earned my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Drury University.  In my spare time, I like to watch football (Go Seahawks!) or play board games with my family. 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 rjmcquarry@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/2020 2021 staff images/022_McQuarry_Roxie_01.jpg
Licata Dawn Licata, Dawn 2nd Grade 2nd Grade 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Dawn Licata and I have taught all 12 years of my teaching career right here at DHE in 2nd grade. I attended MSU and have a Master’s in Literacy. I have an amazing husband and 2 wonderful children ages 15 and 10. As a family we love traveling, spending time on our boat, and lounging by the pool. My favorite thing about Harrison is that we are like a family too. The teachers and staff are so supportive and we have a great collective efficacy which has a positive impact on our students. 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 dmlicata@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/2020 2021 staff images/021_Licata_Dawn_01.jpg
Leo Elizabeth Leo, Elizabeth SPED Speciality 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Elizabeth Leo, and I am the Special Education Teacher at David Harrison Elementary. I have been at DHE since the doors opened. I began with Springfield Schools in 1994 and am an MSU graduate. I have a 25-year-old daughter and a 22-year-old son, as well as 3 four-year-old fur babies Max, Millie and Mae. I come from a long line of animal lovers! My husband Chris and I enjoy crafts, attending baseball games, spending time outdoors, cooking, loving those fur babies, and music. I am pro 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 ealeo@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/2020 2021 staff images/020_Leo_Elizabeth_01.jpg
Kujath Scotty Kujath, Scotty 4th Grade 4th Grade 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Scotty Kujath, 4th grade teacher at Harrison. This is my 7th year at Harrison! I grew up near Durango, Colorado. I graduated from Evangel with a degree in Elementary Education, and from WGU with my Masters in Educational Leadership I am married to my beautiful wife, Chrissy, and we have a perfect baby girl, Kinsley! Besides teaching, I also coach basketball at Kickapoo. In my free time I enjoy working out, golfing, and spending time with friends and family. My favorite thing about H 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 skujath@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/2020 2021 staff images/019_Kujath_Scotty_01.jpg
Knight Angela Knight, Angela Librarian Speciality 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I’m Angela Knight, Librarian. I have been teaching and learning with SPS since 2013. I attended Drury University for my teaching degree and William Woods University for my Master’s degree in Instructional Technology. My husband Cameron and I have been married for 27 years and we have two children. I love spending time with my family, reading, and gardening. Harrison is a fantastic school with amazing students and families. 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 alknight@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/2020 2021 staff images/018_Knight_Angela_01.jpg
Johnson Angie Johnson, Angie Custodian Office 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Angie Johnson. This is my first year as head custodian at David Harrison elementary. I've been with S.P.S. for over 10 years. I have one daughter Teka who is married to Nathanial and they have three daughters Chloe 10, Aryanna 8, and Serenity 10 months. When I'm not working I enjoy doing crafts, playing with my dog, hunting, spending time outdoors and every chance I get playing with my granddaughters. I'm excited to be at Harrison and look forward to getting to know everyone. 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 adjohnson1@spsmail.org
Griffeth Rebecca Griffeth, Rebecca Kindergarten Kindergarten 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Rebecca Griffeth and this is my third year of teaching, but my first year teaching Kindergarten! I taught Wonder Years at Harrison the past two years and now I am making the jump to Kindergarten. I graduated from University of Missouri in 2019 with my degree in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Leadership and Public Service. I currently live with my boyfriend in the Roundtree neighborhood and love all that Springfield has to offer. My family is made up of my parents who live in 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 rlgriffeth@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/2020 2021 staff images/016_Griffeth_Rebecca_01.jpg
Greer Christina Greer, Christina Nurse Office 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Christina Greer and I’m the school nurse at David Harrison! I’ve been a school nurse since 2010. I’m originally from Northwest Missouri and graduated from MSU and obtained my Masters at WGU. When I’m not at school I enjoy hanging out with my family: my husband David, my daughters Kenzie & Adalyn, and our two Dobies, Tucker & Elly. My favorite thing about Harrison is the close-knit community of the Husky Pack! I love getting to know all the staff, students, and their families at DHE! 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 ckgreer@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/2020 2021 staff images/015_Greer_Christina_01.jpg
Gentry Robin Gentry, Robin Secretary Office 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Robin Gentry. I am married to James and we have 3 children: Brittany, her husband Max and they have 3 daughters Penny, Olive and Lyla. CJ who is studying at BBC to be a Pastor his wife Kathy is a 5th grade teacher at Disney Elementary. Josh is in 3-year apprenticeship at a plumbing company, I am very involved in my church and love any outdoor activity. This is my 14th year as a school secretary. 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 rmgentry@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/2020 2021 staff images/014_Gentry_Robin_01.jpg
Frey Katie Frey, Katie 2nd Grade 2nd Grade 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Katie Frey and I am lucky enough to be a 2nd grade teacher. I have been teaching for 19 years and this will be my 13th year at DHE! I have lived in Republic for the last 36 years (Go Tigers!) I have been blessed with an incredibly patient husband, a daughter with a heart of gold and a son who keeps our life light hearted! One of them is starting high school and the other is graduating this year. I love when I am able to find time for photography and golf. I love how encouraged and su 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 kfrey@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/2018 2019 staff images/Frey 2018.jpg
French Hollie French, Hollie 3rd Grade 3rd Grade 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Hollie French. I started working at Harrison during the 2017-2018 school year. I attended college at Missouri State University, right here in my home town. I have a kind and caring husband, Geoff. In my free time I enjoy reading, gardening, and cooking. I am thankful to be a Huskie! I love how much support there is from the families, staff, and local community to help with our students' learning! 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 hafrench@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/2020 2021 staff images/013_French_Hollie_01.jpg
Evans Cassidy Evans, Cassidy SPED Speciality 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Cassidy Evans. This is my third year at Harrison as a paraprofessional. I am also currently taking classes at MSU to pursue a Bachelors degree in Mild to Moderate Special Education, and starting an accelerated masters degree in Early Childhood Special Education. I love cats, especially mine named Munchies. I just recently got engaged! My fiancé and I love spending time outdoors, especially on our kayaks. I love being part of the Harrison pack! 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 crevans@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/2020 2021 staff images/010_Evans_Cassidy_01.jpg
Endacott Emily Endacott, Emily Wonder Years Wonder Years 3055 West Kildee Lane Hi there, my name is Emily Endacott and I am thrilled to be a part of the Harrison Team again this year teaching Wonder Years! I graduated from the University of Missouri in 2019 with my degree in Elementary Education. I have pursued additional certifications in Early Childhood, Art, and mild/moderate cross categorical SPED. I grew up in Nixa, MO and now live in Springfield with my two cats and dog. Beyond teaching, I am passionate about outdoor adventures, creating art, and enjoying every littl 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 enendacott@spsmail.org
DeWitt Shawn DeWitt, Shawn Principal Office 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Ms. DeWitt. I am from South Dakota and have two adult children. I completed my undergraduate work at South Dakota State University and graduate studies in education at Black Hills State University. I am also completing my Education Specialist degree from the University of Sioux Falls. I have served 13 years as a English Language Arts teacher, learning specialist, and building principal. I have 5 years experince in adjunct professor for education. "It is a blessing to join the de 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 sdewitt@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/2020 2021 staff images/008_DeWitt_Shawn_01.jpg
Curry Julee Curry, Julee Kindergarten Kindergarten 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Julee Curry and I teach Kindergarten. I began my teaching career in 1998. My undergraduate work occurred at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and I earned my master's degree at MSU. I enjoy spending time with family, reading, playing games, and assembling puzzles. 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 jcurry@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/2020 2021 staff images/007_Curry_Julee_01.jpg
Brummel Erica Brummel, Erica P.E. Speciality 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Erica Brummel and I am the Physical Education teacher at DHE. This is my 13th year of teaching! I graduated from Missouri State with a degree in Education and a Master's in Counseling. I have an amazing husband and two beautiful daughters, Brinnley and Brooklyn and a son named Bennett. I am passionate about lifelong learning and teaching our Huskies how to have a healthy and active lifestyle. When I am not teaching you can find me doing my favorite things: reading, running, cooking, 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 elbrummel@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/2020 2021 staff images/005_Brummel_Erica_01.jpg
Bossing Shannon Bossing, Shannon 4th Grade 4th Grade 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I’m Shannon Bossing, a 4th grade teacher at DHE. I have been teaching since 1995. I went to MSU for my degree in Elementary Education. I have a Master’s degree from Drury and a second Master’s degree in administration from MSU. My husband Eric and I have been married 26 years and our twins, Alex and Tyler, just graduated from William Woods University. I love spending time with family, running, and going to Disney World!  Harrison is a wonderful school with fantastic families. I love teach 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 sbossing@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/2020 2021 staff images/004_Bossing_Shannon_01.jpg
Baumann Jamie Baumann, Jamie 4th Grade 4th Grade 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Jamie Baumann and I teach 4th grade. I have been teaching at Harrison since 2012. I am from Arkansas, but I attended both undergrad and graduate school at MSU. I live in Nixa with my husband and our two children. We love college football and being involved with our church and the community. My favorite thing about DHE is the passion and dedication that our teachers and staff have not only for the students and their academic success, but also the whole child and their well-being. 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 jlbaumann@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/2020 2021 staff images/003_Baumann_Jamie_01.jpg
Acklin Hailey Acklin, Hailey Music Speciality 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Hailey Acklin and I am excited to be the Music teacher at DHE! I received my B.S. in Music from SBU in Bolivar and my M.A.T from the University of Central MO. I began teaching in 2002 as a K-12 music teacher and after a short break in 2010 have been at SPS since 2013. In my spare time I am an active member of Hope Church, love outdoor walks, and volunteering onstage, backstage, and taking classes at the Springfield Little Theatre. 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 heacklin@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/2020 2021 staff images/002_Acklin_Hailey_01.jpg
Abrams Priscilla Abrams, Priscilla 3rd Grade 3rd Grade 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, my name is Priscillia Abrams and I am so excited to be teaching 3rd grade again at Harrison. My husband, Jimmy, and I have just celebrated 24 years of marriage and have 3 children: Katelyn (21), Braden (19), and Barrett (16). I graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University with my Early Childhood degree in Education. I am looking forward to another great year as a Harrison Husky. 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 paabrams@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/2020 2021 staff images/001_Abrams_Priscillia_01.jpg
Deshpande Priya Deshpande, Priya SPED Speciality 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Priya Deshpande (Pronounced Pre-Ya) I will be a Para at DHE this year. I have completed my BA in English Literature from Bombay University - India. I love going to my Home country India and spending time with my family. Me and my husband have been married for 25 years and we have two beautiful daughters Pavitra and Surabhi. My older Daughter Pavitra graduates from Rolla S&T [ Computer science ] this December and My younger daughter Surabhi is freshman this year at Bloch school of Busi 417-523-5800 417-523-5895