Staff Directory

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Staff Honorific First Name Name Title Department Address Bio Phone Fax Email Photo
Blaine Andrea Blaine, Andrea Kindergarten Kindergarten 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I’m Andrea Blaine, one of the Kindergarten Teachers at Harrison. I LOVE seeing our youngest Huskies GROW! This is my 15th year- I've taught K, 1, 2, and been on a Staff Development Lit Team. My MS is in C & I. My hubby, Chris and I have 4 amazing sons and a huge yellow lab. We love to travel, be outside, play board games, watch movies, snuggle up with good books, & bake. You’ll LOVE being a Husky - The students, creative PTA, and happy staff are what make this place feel like family! 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Blaine 2018.jpg
Fisher Kortney Fisher, Kortney Kindergarten Kindergarten 3055 West Kildee Lane Hi, I'm Kortney Fisher, a kindergarten teacher at DHE. This is my 12th year of teaching and 7 of those years have been spent as a proud Harrison Husky! I attended Missouri State University and have a Bachelor's degree in Education, along with a Master's degree in Reading. I have a wonderful husband named Trevyor and 2 daughters named Kinley (7) and Blakely (4). We will be welcoming our 3rd daughter in January of 2019! 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Fisher 2018.jpg
Taylor Kim Taylor, Kim 1st Grade 1st Grade 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Kim Taylor and this will be my 20th year in teaching and 10th year at Harrison. I grew up in KC, MO and graduated with my undergrad and Masters at Missouri State. I married my best friend, Ken Taylor, who works in advertising. I have 4 children: Aiden (15), Rory (14), Mara (10), and Brenna (8); all from DHE. I LOVE to read, be with my family, read, Pinterest, and read. I love Harrison because our staff is willing to try anything to make learning relevant and exciting for students! 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Taylor 2018.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 9 years ago. 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 (5) and Ryan (1). 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 am starting my 7th year teaching at Harrison! I was raised in Springfield, and am proud to say I am a 6th generation Greene County native! I have been married to my husband, Ed, for 30 years! We have two wonderful daughters, and one granddaughter! In our free time, we enjoy the outdoors in our jeep, RV, and kayaks! 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 16 years and this will be my 10th 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 4th year at Harrison! I grew up near Durango, Colorado. I graduated from Evangel with a degree in Elementary Education. I have 3 brothers and a sister-in-law, as well as the greatest parents in the world! 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 9 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 12 and 7. 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
Baumann Jamie Baumann, Jamie 3rd Grade 3rd Grade 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Jamie Baumann and I teach 3rd grade. This is my seventh year teaching at Harrison. 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/staff/Baumann 2018.jpg
Clark Joanna Clark, Joanna 3rd Grade 3rd Grade 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Joanna Clark and I teach 3rd grade.  I am beginning my 17th year teaching, my 10th at David Harrison.  I am originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but came to Springfield in 1998 and graduated from Evangel University. My husband is a sergeant and the K-9 officer with the Nixa Police Department and I have one son who is a 5th grader.  I love how the Harrison community has high expectations because it makes us always strive to be the best! 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Clark 2018.jpg
French Holly French, Holly 3rd Grade 3rd Grade 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Hollie French. I started working at Harrison during the 2017-2018 school year. This will be my first full year teaching 3rd grade. 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
Vaughan Julie Vaughan, Julie 3rd Grade 3rd Grade 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Julie Vaughan and I teach 3rd grade. This begins my 18th year. I am a native Springfieldian and I received my degree from MSU in 2001. Currently, I am working on my Masters degree in counseling. I have the most supportive family anyone could ask for. My husband, Brad, and our children Nathan (8th), Katie (5th), and Alex (4th) are my heart. My favorite thing about DHE is the diversity. I love to see the flags of many countries flying high and the faces of so many different cultures! 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Vaughan 2018.jpg
Bossing Shannon Bossing, Shannon 4th Grade 4th Grade 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I’m Shannon Bossing, a 4th grade teacher at DHE. This is my 23rd year of teaching. I went to MSU for my education degree. 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 24 years and our twins, Alex and Tyler, attend 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 at DHE! 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Bossing 2018.jpg
Curry Julee Curry, Julee 4th Grade 4th Grade 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Julee Curry and I teach 4th grade. Ten of my twenty-one years as an educator (as of the 2018-19 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 most enjoy seeing the many Harrison alumni and families that return year after year, because they also love the school community. 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Curry 2018.jpg
McQuarry Roxie McQuarry, Roxie 4th Grade 4th Grade 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Roxie McQuarry and I teach 4th grade. I’ve been teaching for 14 years.  This will be my 10th year at Harrison. I feel very fortunate to have been 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.  My favorite thing about Harrison is getting to know all the families over the years. 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/McQuarry 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 and Olive. CJ who is studying at BBC to be a Missionary. Josh who is studying at DMACC in Iowa,he plays college baseball and his major is secondary education. I am very invloved in my church and love any outdoor activity. This is my 11th 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 here at Harrison! I’ve been a school nurse for nine years; three at Harrison. I’m originally from Northwest Missouri and graduated from MSU. When I’m not at school I enjoy hanging out with my family: my husband David, my three-year old daughter Kenzie, 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
Holt Josh Holt, Josh Principal Office 3055 West Kildee Lane My name is Josh Holt and I am very excited about being your new principal at David Harrison Elementary. This is my 14thyear in education. I have degrees from Central Methodist, Missouri State, and the University of Missouri. I look forward to learning and serving with the amazing team at David Harrison Elementary this year. 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Holt 2018.jpg
Kaiser Richard Kaiser, Richard Custodian Office 3055 West Kildee Lane 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Keiser 2018.jpg
Petree Chase Petree, Chase Counselor Office 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Chase Petree and I'm the school counselor. I was born and raised in California. After high school, I served in the United States Navy and then worked in law enforcement for ten years. My beautiful wife and I raised four wonderful kids two of which are now educators. I've attended the University of the Pacific and Evangel University. Thank you for the opportunity to work with your children in the areas of career, academic and personal/social development. Go Huskies! 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Petree 2018.jpg
Stewart Lori Stewart, Lori CARBO Reading Office 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Lori Stewart and I teach reading and supervise in the cafeteria at DHE. I've taught off and on for over 30 years in public and private schools and in my own music studio. I earned my music degrees at the University of Memphis and I'm also certified to teach in the classroom. I have my "three guys"--my husband, my son, and my retired thoroughbred racehorse (who was sired by Affirmed, the Triple Crown winner in 1978.) My favorite things about Harrison are the kids and my colleagues! 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Stewart 2018.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. I have been teaching for 10 years! I graduated from Missouri State and am currently getting my 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 girls. 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Brummel 2018.jpg
Fetzer Amy Fetzer, Amy Music Speciality 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Amy Fetzer, Music. I've taught music for 30 years! This is my 9th year at DHE! I grew up in Springfield, went to college at Drury and have a master’s degree from Evangel. My children are musicians too. Elizabeth is a percussionist. Ben plays trumpet and is studying Music Ed. Barrett records and creaties electronic music. I love reading and adapting/writing scripts for our Huskies! I love being a Husky! We have high expectations and work together to help each other and reach our goals. 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Fetzer 2018.jpg
Fitzlaff Beth Fitzlaff, Beth ELL Speciality 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Beth Fitzlaff. This is my 2nd year to be the ELL Specialist. Previously I taught 1st and 3rd grade for SPS and Joplin for a total of 17 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 positively positive everyone 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. This will be my 5th year with SPS, 3rd year at Harrison. 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 26 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. This will be my 10th year at Harrison. I have been teaching for 23 years and am an MSU graduate. I have a 22-year-old daughter and a 19-year-old son, as well as 3 one-year-old fur babies. My husband Chris and I enjoy crafts, attending baseball games, spending time outdoors, cooking, and music. There is nothing better than building relationships with the Huskies at Harrison! 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. This is my 15th year for the district and 5th year at DHE. I went to college at MSU and grew up in Billings. I love to hike and garden in my spare time. My favorite thing to do at Harrison is to dig in the dirt with the kidds. 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
Smith Mitchell Smith, Mitchell SPED Speciality 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Mitchell Smith and I am a paraprofessional. I have been at Harrison for 2 years. I attended Missouri State University. I like to spend time outdoors with friends and family. My favorite thing about Harrison are the kiddos and the staff! 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Smith 2018.jpg
Wheeler Malorie Wheeler, Malorie Library Speciality 3055 West Kildee Lane Hello, I'm Malorie Wheeler and I'm the Library Clerical Assistant. This is my 1st year with SPS and at Harrison. I am originally from Sherwood, Arkansas. My husband, Brook, and I have been married for 13 years and moved to Springfield a week after our wedding. We have 3 amazing sons, a freshman at OTC, a 6th grader at Hickory Hills, and a 2nd grader at Hickory Hills. I love reading, hanging out with my family, and gardening. I look forward to serving with everyone at Harrison. 417-523-5800 417-523-5895 https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/domain/26/staff/Wheeler 2018 v2.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