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Carr Hilary Carr, Hilary Kindergarten Kindergarten 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Hilary Campbell and I teach kindergarten. This is my third year teaching kindergarten at DHE. I grew up in Springfield and graduated from Drury University. My husband, Matt, and our kids all love outdoor activities. 417-523-5800 417-523-5895
Curry Julee Curry, Julee Kindergarten Kindergarten 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Julee Curry and I teach Kindergarten. Twelve of my twenty-three years as an educator (as of the 2020-21 school year) have taken place at DHE. 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. I delight in seeing the many Harrison alumni and families that return year after year to visit. Once a Husky, always a Husky! 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Curry 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 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/McQuarry 2018.jpg
Stapp Whitney Stapp, Whitney 1st Grade 1st Grade 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Whitney Stapp and I will be teaching first grade this year! I graduated from Missouri State University in 2017 with my degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Childhood Development. My husband and I have been married three years and our family grew in October 2018 when we had our sweet daughter Lucille. If I am not at school you can find me cuddling my daughter, watching movies, volunteering at church , traveling , or outside enjoying the weather. This will be my second yea 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Whitney Stapp 19 20.jpg
Tepe Chelsea Tepe, Chelsea 1st Grade 1st Grade 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Chelsea Tepe and I teach 1st 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 (7) and Ryan (3). I LOVE being a part of the Husky family because it is full of love, encouragement, and learning! 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Tepe 2018.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! In our free time, we enjoy the outdoors in our RV, jeep, and kayaks! My favorite thing about Harrison is the partnership 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Trotter 2018.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 18 years and this will be my 12th year at DHE! I have lived in Republic for the last 35 years (Go Tigers!) I have been blessed with an incredibly patient husband, a middle school daughter with a heart of gold and a teenage son who keeps our life light hearted! I love when I am able to find time for photography and golf. I love how encouraged and supported our students and staff feel every day at DHE! 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/frey 2018.jpg
Kujath Scotty Kujath, Scotty 2nd Grade 2nd Grade 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Scotty Kujath, 2nd grade teacher at Harrison. This is my 6th year at Harrison! I grew up near Durango, Colorado. I graduated from Evangel with a degree in Elementary Education. I am married to my beautiful wife, Chrissy, who is a speech pathologist! 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 Harrison is how much the students love coming to school! 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Kujath 2018.jpg
Licata Dawn Licata, Dawn 2nd Grade 2nd Grade 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Dawn Licata and I have taught all 10 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 14 and 9. 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 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Licata 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 Husky! 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 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/French 2018.jpg
Bright Casey Bright, Casey 3rd Grade 3rd Grade 3055 West Kildee Lane 417-523-5800 417-523-5895
Taylor Kim Taylor, Kim 3rd Grade 3rd Grade 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Kim Taylor and this will be my 22nd year in teaching and 12th 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 (17), Rory (16), Mara (12), and Brenna (10); all DHE alumni. (I can't leave out 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 wi 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Taylor 2018.jpg
Abrams Priscilla Abrams, Priscilla 4th Grade 4th Grade 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, my name is Priscillia Abrams and I am so excited to be joining the Harrison Family. I will be teaching 3rd grade this year. My family and I have just returned from a 6 year adventure in Tanzania, Africa as missionaries. My husband, Jimmy, and I have just celebrated 23 years of marriage and have 3 children: Katelyn (21), Braden (18), and Barrett (15). Katelyn and Braden are both attending University in Texas and Barrett is attending Ozark High School. Thank you Harrison Elementary for maki 417-523-5800 417-523-5895
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 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/2019 2020 staff images/Baumann1920.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 25 years and our twins, Alex and Tyler, are seniors at 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 teaching a 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Bossing 2018.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 and her husband Max and they have 2 daughters Penny, Olive and one on the way in December. CJ who is studying at BBC to be a Pastor and getting married in October. I am very involved in my church and love any outdoor activity. This is my 13th year as a school secretary. 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Gentry 2018.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 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Greer 2018.jpg
Petree Chase Petree, Chase Counselor Office 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, my name is Chase Petree and I am your school counselor here at David Harrison Elementary. I was born and raised in the west coast. After high school, I served in the United States Navy and then worked in law enforcement for ten years prior to going into the field of education. I have four wonderful adult children two of which are now educators. I attended the University of the Pacific for my undergraduate degree and then Evangel University for my advanced degree. Thank you for the opportu 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Petree 2018.jpg
, CARBO Reading Office 3055 West Kildee Lane 417-523-5800 417-523-5895
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
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
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 12th 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 Brooklynn. 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, and playing with my gir 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Brummel 2018.jpg
Evans Cassidy Evans, Cassidy SPED Speciality 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Cassidy Evans. This is my second 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. I love cats, especially mine named Munchies. When I’m not at work, my boyfriend and I love to spend time outside, and visiting National Parks when we can! I also love spending time with friends and family whenever possible. I love being part of the Harrison pack! 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Cassidy Evans 19 20.jpeg
Fitzlaff Beth Fitzlaff, Beth ELL Speciality 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Beth Fitzlaff. I have been an ELL Specialist since 2017. Previously I taught 1st and 3rd grade for SPS and Joplin for a total of 19 years. Plus, I taught English in Taiwan, Indonesia and Thailand. I earned a BSE in elementary ed from MSSU and a MA in TESOL from SEMO. My husband, Brad and I and our “kids”, Brandon, Brian and daughter-in-law, Sarah enjoy trying to escape from Escape Rooms and going to the beach. One thing I love about Harrison is how positive it is. 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Fitzlaff 2018.jpg
Knight Angela Knight, Angela Librarian Speciality 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I’m Angela Knight, Librarian. I have been teaching at Harrison since 2015. 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 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Knight 2018.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 24-year-old daughter and a 21-year-old son, as well as 3 three-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 pr 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Leo 2018.jpg
Patterson Kim Patterson, Kim Speech Speciality 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Kim Patterson 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 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Kim Patterson 2018.jpg
Rowell Charles Rowell, Charles Instructional Technologist Speciality 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Charles Rowell, Instructional Technologist. I have been here at Harrison teaching technology for three years. 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. I have two dogs, two tortoises and love to nap. 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Rowell 2018.jpg
Zimmerman Kevin Zimmerman, Kevin Art Speciality 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Kevin Zimmerman and I am a Visual Arts Specialist. This is my 10th year at DHE. I attended Drury University for my undergrad and graduate degrees, running collegiate Cross Country and Track. However, I am a STL native. I am an avid marathon runner, canoer, hiker, and explorer. My favorite thing about Harrison is that we have heart here. Students come to school excited every day. Parents are involved and invested in this school. And the staff really works well together as a great big t 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Zimmerman 2018.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 Jazzercising, and volunteering onstage, backstage, and taking classes at the Springfield Little Theatre. 417-523-5800 417-523-5895
Feldt Abby Feldt, Abby Library Clerical Speciality 3055 West Kildee Lane 417-523-5800 417-523-5895
Griffeth Rebecca Griffeth, Rebecca Wonder Years Wonder Years 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Rebecca Griffeth and this will be my second year teaching Wonder Years at Harrison. I graduated from University of Missouri in 2019 with my degree in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Leadership and Public Service. My family is made up of my parents who live in Ozark, and my brother and his wife who live in Atlanta, and I have a niece or nephew on the way! When I'm not teaching, I love spending time with family and friends at the lake, enjoying any outside time I can get, and t 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Rebecca Griffeth 19 20.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 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 little bit 417-523-5800 417-523-5895