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Tarrasch Dr. Rachal Tarrasch, Rachal Principal A: Administration Dr. Tarrasch is thrilled to join Holland as principal! She has a diverse educational background and has worked with many students, families & teachers throughout the world. Some of her educational experience includes teaching special education in The Bronx, NY, teaching English abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina & teaching 2nd grade at an independent school. Dr. Tarrasch is passionate about creating a safe environment, a joy for learning & helping students and teachers reach their potential. retarrasch-scholz@spsmail.org https://i.imgur.com/OjeoXxa.jpg
Peak Michelle Peak, Michelle Secretary B: Office Staff Mrs. Peak is the heart of Holland! She helps our building run smooth and does so with a smile. She has a passion for helping children & enjoys being a resource to many. Michelle has a green thumb & also loves to help students learn about gardening with her Green Club. mlpeak@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/peak pic 2.jpg
Wisdom Sharlene Wisdom, Sharlene Nurse B: Office Staff Nurse Wisdom is a wonderful asset to Holland! She is always there to help anyone who needs it. bswisdom@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/nurse pic.jpg
Breshears Theresa Breshears, Theresa Counselor B: Office Staff Mrs. Breshears is excited to be the Holland school counselor! She has been with SPS since 2013. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has a passion for working with children and families. She is a native to Missouri and graduated from MSU. She enjoys reading, being outdoors, spending time with her pets & family. tdbreshears@spsmail.org https://i.imgur.com/gih5G13.jpg
Walker Katherine Walker, Katherine Teacher CA: Kindergarten Hi! I am Mrs. Walker. I started teaching at Holland in 2014 as a 1st grade teacher and for the past few years I've been a Kindergarten teacher. I like to kayak, walk, ride bikes, and enjoy the outdoors. I'm married to my husband, Michael. I have a daughter, Trinity, who is at OTC and plans to major in business administration. They are both my favorite people! I love to build classroom communities and am very excited to have lasting relationships with my students. kdwalker@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/walker pic.png
Willard Lori Willard, Lori Teacher CA: Kindergarten My name is Lori Willard. I have taught at Holland for many years and love being a Holland Hawk!�My favorite subject to teach is reading.�In my spare time, I love reading, going to the movies, and cheering for the St. Louis Cardinals. I have a niece that I love spending time with and a cat named Edgar that keeps me company at home.�I am excited to work with you and your child this year! lmwillard@spsmail.org https://i.imgur.com/BMgy5j4.jpg
Russell Alexis Russell, Alexis Teacher CB: 1st Grade Mrs. Russeell is a wonderful 1st grade teacher! She is kind and always willing to help out. aasparks@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/sparks pic.jpg
Petry Kate Petry, Kate Teacher CC: 2nd Grade Hello! My name is Kate Petry and I have been teaching in Springfield since 2007. I started as a Reading Intervention Specialist, transitioned into 2nd grade and have also taught 1st grade. I grew up in St. Louis, but really love living in Springfield. I have two kiddos. Eli and Evie. They both attend Springfield Public Schools. We also have a cat named Miles who keeps us very entertained. Holland is a great school and I have loved working with this community. kebradshaw@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/petry pic.jpg
Kovacs Ewa Kovacs, Ewa Teacher CD: 3rd Grade This is my 20th year of teaching and 13th at Holland Elementary. I am married and I have three daughters. Maia, a black Labrador, is our beloved pet. I enjoy gardening, cooking, and experimenting with new recipes. In my free time, I like to bike, explore hiking trails, and float the beautiful Ozark rivers with my family. ebkovacs@spsmail.org https://i.imgur.com/8UYa4Up.jpg
Tranmer Mackenzie Tranmer, Mackenzie Teacher CE: 4th Grade My name is Mackenzie Tranmer. This will be my 2nd year teaching here at Holland Elementary. I received my bachelors in education from Missouri State University. Teaching is my passion and is something I’ve known I wanted to pursue since I was a little girl. I am just as passionate about my family. My husband, our dog, Vincent, and I spend our free time outdoors. Usually hiking, camping, or on a adventure of some sort. I love to read, bake, and take pictures. mdtranmer@spsmail.org https://i.imgur.com/zRDGtHc.png
Snyder Stalena Snyder, Stalena Learning Coach B: Office Staff My name is Stalena Snyder and I have been teaching since 2001 in multiple places both stateside and abroad.�I have been part of Springfield Public Schools since 2004 and love being part of the Holland community. When I am not at school, I am typically spending time with my friends and family as well as pursuing my passions which include pottery, reading, photography & music. ssnyder@spsmail.org https://i.imgur.com/nj453JK.jpg
Upton Stephanie Upton, Stephanie Teacher CH: Special Services - Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing My name is Stephanie Upton, and I was born and raised in Springfield, MO. I've been a Teacher for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing since 1995. I've been part of Springfield Public Schools since 2018, and I love being part of the Holland community. When I'm not at school, I'm typically spending time with my friends and family as well as pursuing my passions which include: reading, traveling, playing games, snuggling with my four dogs, and spending quality time with my husband and precious grandson. slupton@spsmail.org https://i.imgur.com/5eWkOgX.jpg?1
Gibfried Emma Gibfried, Emma Teacher CH: Special Services - Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Ms. Gibfried is a wonderful assest to the Holland family! emgibfried@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
Slayton Emily Slayton, Emily Reading Interventionist G: Specialist Ms. Slayton is a wonderful asset to Holland! easlayton@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
Holleman Lorena Holleman, Lorena ELD Specialist D: Special Services Ms. Holleman is a wonderful asset to our Holland family! ljholleman@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
Knight Dr. Angela Knight, Angela Library CG: Specialty Teachers 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 28 years and we have two children. I love spending time with my family, reading, and gardening. Holland is a fantastic school with amazing students and families. alknight@spsmail.org https://i.imgur.com/Y77c8ue.jpg
Brown Jamie Brown, Jamie Orchestra CG: Specialty Teachers This is my 4th year teaching orchestra, and I am so excited to be in this role alongside the Holland team. I am passionate about music and play the flute, saxophone, violin, ukulele, and guitar often at home. I love spending time with my family at the lake, on walks, or exploring the outdoors. jlbrown@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/jamie pic.jpg
Wells Jessica Wells, Jessica SPED/DHH Paraprofessional F: Support Staff Ms. Jessica is a wonderful asset to Holland! jlwells@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/jessica pic.jpg
Hartman Janelle Hartman, Janelle Visually Impaired Paraprofessional F: Support Staff Ms. Janelle is a wonderful asset to Holland! jjhartman@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/janelle pic.jpg
Leach Scott Leach, Scott Head Custodian F: Support Staff Mr. Scott is a wonderful asset to Holland! srleach@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/scott pic.jpg
Stover Kay Stover, Kay ISS/Paraprofessional F: Support Staff Hi. I'm Kay Stover and Holland is my favorite school in Springfield! I am the behavior tech, so if a student needs a break from the classroom, they come and see me. They have a short reset break and return to the classroom ready to learn. Our goal is to help each student be successful. kbstover@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/kay stover.jpg
, F: Support Staff is a wonderful asset to Holland! @spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
Dreckman Lisa Dreckman, Lisa Interpreter CHA: Special Services - Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing My name is Lisa Dreckman & I have worked as an ASL Interpreter at Holland since 2015. I am married to Scott (Deaf) & we have one daughter, Elicia (CODA), who attends Willard Middle School. We have 5 dachshunds too. I am originally from Wisconsin and I love the Green Bay Packers! I moved to Missouri in 1993 to attend Evangel, CBC, and AGTS. I love working with our DHH students & the Holland team! lmdreckman@spsmail.org https://i.imgur.com/k20Vbas.jpg
Owen Carla Owen, Carla Interpreter CHA: Special Services - Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing I have been an educational interpreter at Holland Elementary since Feb of 2015. I am originally from St. Louis, Missouri. In my spare time I love to dibble with different crafts. cowen@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/carla pic.jpg
Anderson-Ituarte Julie Anderson-Ituarte, Julie Teacher D: Special Services - Visually Impaired, Orientation & Mobility Specialist Ms.Anderson-Ituarte is a wonderful asset to Holland! jjanderson-ituarte@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
, Numeracy Specialist D: Special Services is a wonderful asset to Holland! @spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
Friia Samantha Friia, Samantha Technology CG: Specialty Teachers Mrs. Friia is a wonderful asset to Holland! sgfriia@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
Carlton Anna Carlton, Anna Interpreter CHA: Special Services - Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Ms. Anna is a wonderful asset to Holland! arcarlton@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
Beveridge Megan Beveridge, Megan Library Clerical CG: Specialty Teachers mabeveridge@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
, Interpreter CHA: Special Services - Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing @spsmail.org
Howser Lisa Howser, Lisa Speech Language Pathologist D: Special Services Ms. Lisa is a wonderful asset to Holland! ljhowser@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
Griesemer Riley Griesemer, Riley Teacher CB: 1st Grade Hello! My name is Riley Griesemer, and I am looking forward to an awesome year at Holland! I am a native of Springfield, but I have also lived in Heredia, Costa Rica and Lawrence, Massachusetts. I love flowers, anything pink, and floating on the Ozark rivers. I am passionate about building community and relationships, and I strive to make school a safe, fun, and positive place to be. rngriesemer@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/riley pic.jpg
Weaver Liz Weaver, Liz Teacher CF: 4th/5th Grade Split Mrs. Weaver is a wonderful asset to Holland! eweaver@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
Kurban Jodi Kurban, Jodi Attendance Advisor B: Office Staff Ms. Jodi is our attendance advisor & is a wonderful asset to Holland! jkkurban@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/jodi pic.jpg
Burgess Susan Burgess, Susan Teacher CC: 2nd Grade Ms. Burgess teaches 2nd grade & is a wonderful asset to Holland! slburgess@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/burgess pic.jpg
Willoughby Stephanie Willoughby, Stephanie Teacher CD: 3rd Grade Hello! I have been teaching for 15 years, including some time previously at Holland as a Wonder Years teacher. I am married with two sons. In my spare time, I love working in our garden, movie nights with friends, reading and puzzles, and playing with our dog, two cats, and chickens. I am excited to return as a Hawk! smwilloughby@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/willoughby pic.jpg
Spybuck Anayla Spybuck, Anayla Teacher CF: 5th Grade I am so excited to be joining Holland. This will be my second year teaching. Previously, I taught first and spent several years as a substitute and an aid! My goal is to continue to grow as an educator and develop new skills that I can use to help my students be successful. In my free time, I love to be with my husband and our three boys (who attend Republic). We like to travel, work in the garden (that may just be me) and lounge by any body of water. atspybuck@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/spybuck pic.png
Daigle Ashley Daigle, Ashley School Community Liaison B: Office Staff This year will be year 5 with SPS. I look forward to bringing my love for people, relationships, and experience to the Holland community. My time away from school is spent paddle boarding, hiking the lovely Ozarks, and at home with my family and our four fur-babies. asdaigle@spsmail.org /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/28/daigle pic 2.png
Slominsky Michelle Slominsky, Michelle Literacy Coach G: Specialist My name is Michelle Slominsky, and I will be supporting Holland Elementary as a K-5 Literacy Coach. The 22-23 school year will be my 20th year in education. Over the years, I have been a kindergarten and first grade classroom teacher and have been lucky enough to support all grades K-5 through many district initiatives. I have a Masters in Reading and my Educational Specialist in Teacher Leadership, both from Missouri State University. Go Bears! I am passionate about being a voice for children. mmslominsky@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Slominsky Headshot.jpg
Heinrichs Christy Heinrichs, Christy Learning Specialist G: Specialist She has been in education since 2007 & started teaching in sixth grade at Branson Intermediate. Her journey in Springfield Public Schools has included first grade at Delaware Elementary, fourth grade at Wilder Elementary, a Numeracy Coach, & now serves as a Learning Specialist supporting Holland with their Professional Learning goals. She has received her bachelor's in Elementary Education and her master's degree in Educational Technology. In her leisure time, she enjoys hanging with her family. clheinrichs@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/christina H pic.png
Waters Teresa Waters, Teresa Social & Emotional Behavior G: Specialist Ms. Waters is a wonderful asset to Holland! tiwaters@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/teresa pic.jpg
Bush Kimberly Bush, Kimberly SPED Paraprofessional F: Support Staff Ms. Bush is a wonderful asset to Holland! klbush@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
Bledsoe Jonathan Bledsoe, Jonathan SBC H: Burrell Mr. Jonathan is our School Based Clincian from Burrell & is a great asset to Holland! jbledsoe@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Jonathan pic.jpg
Findorff Lester Findorff, Lester SBSS H: Burrell Mr. Findorff is our School Based Support Service from Burrell & is a great asset to Holland! @spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
Braman Jessica Braman, Jessica Process Coordinator D: Special Services Ms. Braman is a wonderful asset to Holland! jsbraman@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
Smith Laura Smith, Laura Cross Cat D: Special Services Mrs. Smith is a wonderful asset to Holland! lssmith@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
Robbins Krista Robbins, Krista 504 Coordinator D: Special Services Ms. Robbins is a wonderful asset to Holland! knrobbins@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
Russell Rachel Russell, Rachel Art CG: Specialty Teachers Mrs. Russell is so excited to teach art at Holland! She graduated from MSU in 2020 with her Bachelor's of Science in Art Education. Her goal is to make art fun and inclusive to everyone as she goes into her first year of teaching! rarussell@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/art teacher pic.jpg
Hobbs Justin Hobbs, Justin PE Coach CG: Specialty Teachers Coach Hobbs is a wonderful asset to Holland! jchobbs@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
Wright Courtney Wright, Courtney Music CG: Specialty Teachers Ms. Wright is a wonderful asset to Holland! clwright@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
Rice Lisa Rice, Lisa Cafeteria Manager I: Kitchen Staff Ms. Lisa is a wonderful asset to Holland! lrice2@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
Navas Maria Navas, Maria Lead-Kitchen I: Kitchen Staff Ms. Maria is a wonderful asset to Holland! mnavas@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/maria pic.jpg
Hill April Hill, April Cafeteria I: Kitchen Staff Ms. Hill is a wonderful asset to Holland! aprilhill@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
, Cafeteria I: Kitchen Staff @spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
Outersky Megan Outersky, Megan Director J: Y Academy Ms. Megan is a wonderful asset to Holland! https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
Ray Brittany Ray, Brittany Educator K: Parents as Teachers Ms. Brittany is a wonderful asset to Holland! https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/brittany pic.jpg
, Night Custodian F: Support Staff https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
Sanford Corrie Sanford, Corrie Visual Impairment Paraprofessional F: Support Staff Ms. Corrie is a wonderful asset to Holland! clsanford@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
Fernelius Michele Fernelius, Michele Interpreter CHA: Special Services - Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Ms. Michele is a wonderful asset to Holland! mafernelius@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
, Teacher Intern F: Support Staff @spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
Linehan Simone Linehan, Simone Interpreter CHA: Special Services - Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Ms. Simone is a wonderful asset to Holland! sklinehan@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
Smith Lauren Smith, Lauren Paraprofessional F: Support Staff Ms. Smith is a wonderful assett to Holland! lasmith@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
Smith-Rosenkrans Eric Smith-Rosenkrans, Eric Y-Academy J: Y Academy https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
Fish Christine Fish, Christine Paraprofessional F: Support Staff Ms. Fish is a wonderful assett to Holland! cvfish@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/652/Hawk.png
 
 

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