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Ackerman Lauren Ackerman, Lauren SPED CSS Teacher SPED Mann 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 ldackerman@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/30/Ackerman_Lauren1.jpg
Burrows Katie Burrows, Katie SPED Cross-Cat Teacher SPED Mann 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 kburrows@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/30/Burrows_Katie4.jpg
Carabello Jayme Carabello, Jayme 3rd Grade Teacher 3rd Mann 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 jlcarabello@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/30/Carabello_Jayme5.jpg
Carson Danielle Carson, Danielle 5th Grade Teacher 5th Mann 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 dncarson@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/30/Carson_Danielle6.jpg
Clark Michele Clark, Michele 1st Grade Teacher 1st Mann Michele Clark has been teaching for 20 years. �This is her 19th year teaching first grade at Horace Mann Elementary. Michele has her Bachelor's Degree (1998) and Master's Degree (2003) in Elementary Education from Evangel University. ��In her free time, you can find Michele at a soccer field supporting her two sons as they play club soccer for Sporting Springfield Soccer Club. �Michele shares her life with her husband, Mike, two sons, Zach (14 and a freshman at Kickapoo High School) and Nathan. 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 mclarkspsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/30/Clark_Michele8.jpg
Dake Michael Dake, Michael Assistant to the Principal Michael Dake has been the Assistant to the Principal 2 years at Jeffries, Weaver and Williams.�� He taught 8 years total spending time in Aurora, Ozark, and at Weller Elementary. �Michael Dake taught 5th, 6th, and 3rd grade.� He went to Missouri State University for his undergraduate degree and master's, and is working to complete his specialist in Superintendency.� Michael Dake loves baseball and to do things outdoors with is 3 sons and wife.� 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 mdddake@spsmail.org
Elswick Holli Elswick, Holli SPED CSS Teacher SPED Mann 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 heelswick@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/30/Elswick_Hollie11.jpg
Felton Wendy Felton, Wendy SPED Cross-Cat Teacher SPED Mann 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 wdfelton@spsmail.com https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/30/Felton_Wendy12.jpg
Fox Paige Fox, Paige Kindergarten Teacher Kindergarten Mann 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 pnfox@spsmail.org
Heaton Candice Heaton, Candice Speech & Language Pathologist Speech Mann 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 clheaton@spsmail.com
Hemphill Lacey Hemphill, Lacey 1st Grade Teacher 1st Mann 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 lvhemphill@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/30/Hemphill_Lacey14.jpg
Hoos Rianne Hoos, Rianne 2nd Grade Teacher 2nd Mann Rianne Hoos has been a classroom teacher for 10 years. She obtained her bachelor's degree in elementary education and master's degree in educational leadership from Creighton University (Omaha,NE). Rianne taught in Omaha for 5 years before returning to her hometown of Springfield. She has been with Springfield Public Schools for 5 years. This is Rianne's fourth year teaching second grade at Mann. In her free time she enjoys traveling to places near and far, reading, quilting and scrapbooking. 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 rdhoos@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/30/Hoos_Rianne15.jpg
Iman Gail Iman, Gail 4th Grade Teacher 4th Mann Gail Iman has been in education for over 20 years. She has taught school in five different states (blessings from being a military spouse), and has taught almost all ages from preschool through eighth grade. Gail has taught in the Springfield Public Schools for the past 13 years, where she taught fifth grade at Westport for eight years and fourth grade at Mann for five years and still counting. During many summers, Gail has taught Explore at various middle schools. 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 giman@spsmil.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/30/Iman_Gail16.jpg
Johnson Lamesha Johnson, Lamesha 2nd Grade Teacher 2nd Mann 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 ljohnson111@spsmail.org
Johnson Morgan Johnson, Morgan Librarian Librarian Mann Miss Johnson started at Mann Elementary as a 4th grade teacher before becoming the library media specialist for Mann and Bissett Elementary where she taught for the past 3 years. This year she will be joining the team at Portland. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays she will be teaching the students at Mann, while on Wednesdays and Thursdays she will be teaching at Portland. Miss Johnson enjoys traveling and scuba diving but can most often be found lost in a good book. 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 mjohnson@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/30/Johnson_Morgan18.jpg
Lyons Gus Lyons, Gus 3rd Grade Teacher 3rd Mann 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 ablyons@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/30/Lyons_Gus20.jpg
Martin Dr. Nancy Martin, Nancy Music Teacher Music Mann 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 nmartin515@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/30/Martin_Nancy21.jpg
McQueen Sally McQueen, Sally Art Teacher Art Mann 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 mamcqueen@spsmail.org
McTague Susan McTague, Susan Counselor Counselor Mann 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 smctague@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/30/McTague_Susan22.jpg
Payne Brittany Payne, Brittany Principal Principal Mann Brittany Payne has been in education for 14 years. She is beginning her third year as Principal at Horace Mann Elementary. Prior to becoming the Principal here, Brittany served as the Assistant Principal at Hickory Hills K-8, Assistant to the Principal at Jeffries and Wilson's Creek and taught fourth and fifth grade in Ozark. Brittany is currently working on her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from SBU. In her free time, she enjoys time with her husband and Jack Russell Terrier. 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 bnpayne@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/30/Payne_Brittany24.jpg
Post Brian Post, Brian 5th Grade Teacher 5th Mann 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 bpost@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/30/Post_Brian27.jpg
Sweet Jason Sweet, Jason PE Coach PE Mann 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 jsweet2@spsmail.org
Sweet Marilyn Sweet, Marilyn Occupational Therapist Occupational Mann 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 msweet@spsmail.org
Sweet Tessa Sweet, Tessa 1st Grade Teacher 1st Mann 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 tsweet@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/30/Johnson_Tessa19.jpg
Thomas Maria Thomas, Maria Kindergarten Teacher Kindergarten Mann 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 mthomas@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/30/Thomas_Maria33.jpg
McConnell Emily McConnell, Emily 5th Grade Teacher 5th Mann Emily McConnell has been teaching for 21 years and has been at Mann for 14 of them! Prior to teaching 5th grade at Mann, Mrs. McConnell has taught 1st and 2nd grade at Williams Elementary and also at Mann. She enjoys spending time with her husband and four children and is often seen at Kickapoo sporting events. Mrs. McConnell became a teacher because she loves watching her students grow and flourish each and every new school year. 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 eveihland@spsmail.org
Waddell Becky Waddell, Becky 2nd Grade Teacher 2nd Mann Becky Waddell has been teaching for 19 years. This will be her 13th year at Horace Mann Elementary. Becky has had the opportunity to teach 2nd-5th grades.She grew up in Springfield and attended Immaculate Conception Elementary, Pershing Jr. High, and graduated from Kickapoo High. Becky graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 2001 from Drury University. She has been married for 15 years to Bryan. They have two daughters, Bailey (22) and Megan (12).� 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 rwaddell@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/30/Waddell_Rebecca34.jpg
Watkins Tara Watkins, Tara Instructional Technologist Instructional Mann Tara Watkins has been in education for 4 years. She has been at Mann for 3 three years as the Instructional Technologist teacher and is the Mentor for Digital Citizenship. Understanding the importance of coding, she started a Robotics club where all kids get to learn and have fun. Tara is married and has one daughter. In her free time she enjoys going camping, canoeing, and playing with their family dog Diesel. 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 tlwatkins@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/30/Watkins_Tara36.jpg
Williams Katie Williams, Katie Kindergarten Teacher Kindergarten Mann Katie began her teaching career in 1996 in Iowa. She has taught ECSE, second grade and kindergarten. Katie knew at a very young age that she wanted to be a teacher. Katie enjoys seeing and experiencing life through children's eyes. To her there is no better job than being a teacher. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family. Her and her husband have 2 daughters. Bella will be a freshman at Kickapoo and Gabby will be in 6th grade at Cherokee. 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 kwilliams481@spsmai.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/30/Williams_Katie38.jpg
Wrinkle Laura Wrinkle, Laura 4th Grade Teacher 4th Mann 417-523-4400 417-523-4495 lswrinkle@spsmail.org
 
 

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