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Streight Lael Streight, Lael Principal Office McBride 417-523-4500 lstreight@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/31/Copy of 00397.jpg
Hawks Sharla Hawks, Sharla Secretary Office McBride My name is Sharla Hawks and I am the secretary at McBride. This is my 1st year at Springfield Schools. I graduated from Republic and have lived there my whole life. I am married and have 2 children and 3 fur-children J I love McBride because everyone truly works as a team, and I am so glad to be a part of it! 417-523-4500 schawks@spsmail.org
Heil Rachel Heil, Rachel Counselor Office McBride Hi, my name is Rachel Heil and this will be my 5th year as the School Counselor and Student Council Leader at McBride. �This will be my 14th year working for Springfield Public Schools as both a teacher and counselor. I am originally from Springfield, graduated from Kickapoo, then completed both my undergraduate in Education and graduate in Elementary School Counseling �degrees from Missouri State University. I have a spunky husband, 2 fantastic boys, and 3 very spoiled dogs named; Mia, Millie, 417-523-4500 rheil@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/31/Copy of 00378.jpg
Kaltenborn Lisa Kaltenborn, Lisa Nurse Office McBride Hello, I'm Lisa Kaltenborn the nurse at McBride., the students call me "Nurse Lisa". �This is my 7th year at McBride, my family is originally from Kansas, but we have lived in Missouri for many years, and we have recently relocated to Ozark. �I'm here to ensure that all students remain healthy and safe each day at school. �Please call with any health questions or stop by my office at anytime. 417-523-4500 lmkaltenborn@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/31/Copy of 00383.jpg
Adams Debby Adams, Debby Teacher Kindergarten McBride 417-523-4500 dadams@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/31/Copy of 00367.jpg
Duet Debbie Duet, Debbie Teacher Kindergarten McBride My name is Debbie Duet and I am a Kindergarten teacher here at McBride. This will be my 17th year at McBride and my 26th year of teaching. Time sure does fly when you are having fun! I am originally from Louisville, KY. I attended college at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green where I earned Bachelor�s & Master�s Degrees in Early Childhood Education. I taught 8 years in Nashville, Tennessee before moving to Missouri. My husband, Tad, and I have been married 25 years and have 3 chi 417-523-4500 dduet@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/31/Copy of 00375.jpg
Griepp Cherie Griepp, Cherie Teacher Kindergarten McBride Hi, my name is Cherie Griepp, and I am one of the four kindergarten teachers here at McBride. This is my 7th year at McBride, although I�ve been with the district since 1998, and previously taught in Marionville. Originally from Tennessee, I was raised in 6 different states before graduating from high school in the Detroit area, graduating from Evangel University with an Elementary Education degree, and finishing my Master�s from Missouri State University. My husband and I met on the first day 417-523-4500 cgriepp@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/31/Copy of 00377.jpg
Marquardt Cindy Marquardt, Cindy Teacher Kindergarten McBride 417-523-4500 cbmarquardt@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/31/Copy of 00386.jpg
Brinck Kelsey Brinck, Kelsey Teacher 1st Grade McBride 417-523-4500 kmmessner@spsmail.org
Mathes Jessica Mathes, Jessica Teacher 1st Grade McBride Hey! My name is Jessica Mathes and I teach 1st grade at McBride. This is my 2nd year at McBride and my 12th year teaching overall. I grew up in a little town, Salem, MO where I graduated high school and then went on to SBU and graduated with a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. I have an amazing husband, Chad, two sweet boys, and a French bulldog named Spot. My favorite thing about McBride is the awesome culture of community and family with the staff, students, and family. 417-523-4500 jlmathes@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/31/Copy of 00387.jpg
Simmons Carol Simmons, Carol Teacher 1st Grade McBride My name is Carol Simmons, and I am a first grade teacher at McBride. This is my 25th year in education and my 17th year at McBride. I received my Master�s Degree in Education from MSU. I live in Nixa and absolutely love it. I have two grown children and six wonderful grandchildren! My favorite things about McBride are the fantastic kids, the friendly parents, and the amazing staff. 417-523-4500 csimmons@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/31/Copy of 00394.jpg
Summers Stephanie Summers, Stephanie Teacher 1st Grade McBride I am Stephanie Summers, a first grade teacher at McBride.� I have been teaching for 17 years, with 16 of those years at McBride teaching 1st grade.� I have also taught kindergarten and second grade here.� I am originally from Kansas City, Missouri and graduated from what is now Missouri State University right here in Springfield.� I am married with two amazing kids.� I love reading, movies, watching the Royals and Chiefs (win or lose, I am a true fan!),� and family game night.� There are many th 417-523-4500 ssummers@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/31/Copy of 00398.jpg
Bryan Traci Bryan, Traci Teacher 2nd Grade McBride My name is Traci Bryan and I am a 2nd Grade teacher at McBride.� I have been teaching for over 20 years at the elementary and junior high levels.� This will be my second year at McBride.� I earned my undergraduate and graduate degrees in education from Missouri State University. I have three rescue dogs at home. �One of my dogs, Auggie, has gone through training and is now a certified therapy animal. �He enjoys going to school and interacting with children.� My other two dogs love laying on the 417-523-4500 tbryan@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/31/Copy of 00369.jpg
Copelin Kimberlea Copelin, Kimberlea Teacher 2nd Grade McBride Hello, my name is Kimberlea Copelin and I am one of the second grade teachers at McBride Elementary. This is my 20th year teaching and my 12th year at McBride. I have lived in Springfield, MO most of my life and, I graduated from Kickapoo High School. I received my undergraduate in Elementary Education from Drury University and my masters from Southwest Baptist University. I have an amazing husband named John and a wonderful daughter named Lauren. I also have a very spoiled Pomapoo puppy named L 417-523-4500 kcopelin@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/31/Copy of 00371.jpg
DeWilde Marjie DeWilde, Marjie Teacher 2nd Grade McBride I am Marjie DeWilde and delighted to be a 2nd grade teacher at McBride. This is my 2nd year at McBride and my 15th year as a teacher. After retiring from a successful career in Silicon Valley, I decided to become a teacher and completed my teaching credential and Master�s degree at Santa Clara University. I spent my first five years teaching middle school in California and moved to Missouri in 2008 where I hold career certificates in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, and Special R 417-523-4500 mldewilde@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/31/Copy of 00374.jpg
Murphy Tami Murphy, Tami Teacher 2nd Grade McBride Hi! My name is Tami Murphy, and I am a second grade teacher, Math Club Sponsor, and Club Encore Liaison at McBride.� This is my 17th year at McBride and my 18th year teaching overall.� I am originally from St. Louis, but moved to Springfield to get my degree in Early Childhood Education from Missouri State.� In 2017, I obtained my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with a minor in Math.� I have 2 amazing, driven, adult daughters, and a 17 year old shih-Tzu named Lexi.� My favorite part of tea 417-523-4500 tmurphy@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/31/Copy of 00388.jpg
Dade Cheri Dade, Cheri Teacher 3rd Grade McBride My name is Cheri Dade and I teach third grade at McBride Elementary. This is my 25th year of teaching and my 12th year at McBride. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Central Oklahoma and a Master of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Pittsburg State University. In my free time I enjoy hiking, kayaking and going to the beach with my husband and two sons. My favorite thing about McBride is our wonderful students and their families. 417-523-4500 cdade@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/31/Copy of 00373.jpg
Stephens Alicia Stephens, Alicia Teacher 3rd Grade McBride Hello! My name is Alicia Stephens and I teach 3rd grade at McBride Elementary. This will be my 22nd year teaching and my 3rd year at McBride. I grew up on a farm about 20 miles east of Columbia, Mo. and graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Masters Degree in Reading from Missouri State University (formally Southwest Missouri State University). My husband I and have three wonderful daughters. We enjoy basketball, running, camping, fishing, and watching movies. My favor 417-523-4500 arstephens@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/31/Copy of 00395.jpg
Troye Amber Troye, Amber Teacher 3rd Grade McBride My name is Amber Troye and I am a 3rd grade teacher at McBride.� I have been at McBride for 12 years, eight of those years as an instructional para and this will be my fifth year as a 3rd grade teacher.� I am originally from Quincy, Illinois and graduated with a business management degree from Quincy University.� I later went back to school to get my teaching certificate from Missouri State University.� I will soon celebrate 20 fabulous years with my husband, Jim. �We have a son, Jake, who will 417-523-4500 altroye@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/31/Copy of 00400.jpg
Woycheese Melissa Woycheese, Melissa Teacher 3rd Grade McBride Hello! �My name is Melissa Woycheese and I am currently a 3rd grade teacher. �This is my 2nd year at McBride, with over 13 years in the classroom. I am a Springfield native and graduated from Drury University in 2000. �I am married and have two teenage daughters--one is a senior! Yikes! Our family would not be complete without our sweet shih tzu, Tucker, and six (yes, six!) cats: Murphie, Milo, Stormy, Oliver, Leo, and Coco. �I absolutely love the beach, reading, taking naps, teaching, and yoga. 417-523-4500 mwoycheese@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/31/Copy of 00405.jpg
Lohrbach Dani Lohrbach, Dani Teacher 4th Grade McBride My name is Dani Lohrbach and I have been a teacher in the Springfield district for the past 25 year. I currently teach fourth grade at McBride and have been here for 8 years. I went to college in New York. I did my undergraduate at SUNY Plattsburgh and my master at the University of Albany. I love my job and hope to instill the passion to dream, prepare, and achieve into every student that passes through my door. I want all of my students to know that I expect them to go out into the world a 417-523-4500 dlohrbach@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/31/Copy of 00385.jpg
Owen Brianna Owen, Brianna Teacher 4th Grade McBride My name is Brianna Owen and I am a 4th grade teacher at McBride. I have been teaching for 13 years, in 3rd or 4th grade, all at McBride. I went to college at MSU for both my Bachelor�s and Master�s Degrees. I grew up in Ozark, and my parents still live there. I have one sister who is younger than me. She lives in St. Louis. I love watching movies and spending quality time with friends and family. My favorite thing about McBride is my teaching team. 417-523-4500 bjowen@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/31/Copy of 00390.jpg
Strausbaugh Laura Strausbaugh, Laura Teacher 4th Grade McBride My name is Laura Strausbaugh, and I am a 4th grade teacher at McBride. This is my 18th year at McBride, and my 26th year of teaching overall. I was born and raised in Springfield. I attended Missouri State University where I earned a bachelor�s degree in education and master�s degree in educational administration. I am the 9th of 12 children. I have a fantastic husband, two wonderful kids, and three friendly dogs. I enjoy the sense of family that is present at McBride. 417-523-4500 lstrausbaugh@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/31/Copy of 00396.jpg
Turner Tasha Turner, Tasha Teacher 4th Grade McBride My name is Tasha Turner and I teach 4th grade. I have been teaching for 13 years and 11 of those have been at McBride. I graduated from Missouri State University. I have been married for 14 years, and I have a 13 year old son name Ethan. I like to watch movies, read, and enjoy the outdoors. I also have a zoo at my house which includes 2 dogs, 1 cat, and 2 snakes. Between my family and zoo I stay pretty busy. My favorite thing about McBride is the the kids, parents, and people I get to interact w 417-523-4500 tlturner@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/31/Copy of 00401.jpg
Cunningham Angela Cunningham, Angela Art Teacher Specials McBride Hello my name is Angela Cunningham and I am the Art Teacher at McBride.� I began teaching 3rd grade in 1992, I have been teaching Art since 2007 and this is my 6th year at McBride.� I am from Springfield and attended college at MSU and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and in Art Education.� My husband Jim and I have been married since 1996 and have a 20 year old son who is in the Air Force and a 16 year old daughter who is finishing her last year of High School at KHS. My favorite 417-523-4500 arcunningham@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/31/Copy of 00372.jpg
Brake Dee Brake, Dee Music Teacher Specials McBride Hi, my name is Dee Brake and I am the Music teach at McBride and Wilson's Creek.� This is my 6th year at McBride and my 13th year of teaching music in Missouri Public Schools.� I am originally from Oklahoma, California, and now Missouri.� I have attended Central Methodist University, Soutwest Baptist University, and Missouri State University.� I have 5 children, 5 grandchildren and a beautiful English Lab named Rosie.� My favorite thing about this school is the strong sense of community between 417-523-4500 dabrake@spsmail.org
Edwards Lauren Edwards, Lauren Librarian Specials McBride Hi, I'm Lauren Edwards and I'm the Library Media Specialist at McBride. This is my 1st year at McBride and my 2nd year in SPS. I'm originally from Joplin; after high school I earned my degree in Secondary English Education from MSSU. In 2016, I graduated with my masters in Library Science. I have an awesome husband, a three-year-old son, and two fur babies. I'm so excited to be at McBride! I already feel like a member of the team and community.� 417-523-4500 aledwards@spsmail.org
Holstein Maria Holstein, Maria Computer Teacher Specials McBride Hey there, my name is Maria Holstein and I am the Instructional Technologist and Robotics Club Sponsor at McBride.� This is my 3rd year at McBride and my 7th year teaching overall.� I am originally from Springfield, graduated from Kickapoo (Go Chiefs!) and then got my degree in Special Education from Missouri State (Go Bears!).� I have a wonderful husband, 2 busy children, and a spoiled Goldendoodle named Comet.� My favorite thing about this school is the sense of community we have between our s 417-523-4500 mholstein@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/31/Copy of 00380.jpg
Wilson Brad Wilson, Brad P.E. Teacher Specials McBride 417-523-4500 bdwilson@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/31/Copy of 00403.jpg
Bodoin Rachel Bodoin, Rachel Blended Learning McBride 417-523-4500 rmbodoin@spsmail.org
Phelps Nicole Phelps, Nicole Teacher ECSE McBride Hi my name is Nicole Phelps and I am an ECSE teacher here at McBride. To tell you a little about myself! I have three children of my own, a twelve year old daughter, a fifteen year old son, and a twenty year old son. They are my pride and joy. All of my children have totally different personalities and learn very differently. It is my hope that this understanding will be with me when working to help children learn and do their very best. This is my seventh year teaching in an ECSE classroom. My 417-523-4500 snphelps@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/31/Copy of 00391.jpg
Cresep Mary Beth Cresep, Mary Beth Para ECSE McBride Hello,� My name is Mary Beth Cresap I am in my 13th year of being a paraprofessional in the Early Childhood Special Ed classroom 3 of which have been here at McBride.� I LOVE my job!� I have been married to my husband David for 28 years and have 3 grown daughters and a dog too. 417-523-4500 mecresap@spsmail.org
Mahadevan Cherie Mahadevan, Cherie Para ECSE McBride 417-523-4500 camahadevan@spsmail.org
Speight Diana Speight, Diana Teacher ECSE McBride My name is Diana Speight and I am so excited about my first year at McBride! While this is my first year to teach preschool, I have 8 years of experience in kindergarten and special education. �For the past 5 years I have been a full time mom. Both of my own children came through the classroom that I am now teaching in! Aside from teaching, I have lots of favorite things, two of which are my own children, Tucker (7) and Ava (5). �I also enjoy crocheting, shopping for handbags, and spending a dat 417-523-4500 dlspeight@spsmail.org
Bauer Sheri Bauer, Sheri Para ECSE McBride This is my first year in the ECSE classroom as a Paraprofessional.� I recently retired from my sales and marketing position of 20 years.� My passion has always been kids and I am excited the next phase in my life is working with students at McBride!� I have been married to my awesome husband, Pat for 24 years.� We have two great kids who went to McBride, Lindsey-12 and Nick-10.� We also have a Schnoodle dog named Sammy.�� 417-523-4500 slbauer@spsmail.org
McDaniel Libbey McDaniel, Libbey Teacher ECSE McBride 417-523-4500 lmcdaniel@spsmail.org
Vogt Tina Vogt, Tina Para ECSE McBride Hi my name is Tina Vogt. This is my first year at McBride! I have several years in the district as a paraprofessional and also 4 years of substitute teaching. I am thrilled to be apart of the McBride family. I am working in the Early childhood Special Education classroom. 417-523-4500
Jackson Kearstin Jackson, Kearstin Para ECSE McBride 417-523-4500 ksjackson@spsmail.org
Pindris Lindsey Pindris, Lindsey Speech Pathologist Speech - ECSE McBride 417-523-4500 ldpindris@spsmail.org
Dillon Sarah Dillon, Sarah Speech Pathologist Speech - Elementary McBride Hello! My name is Sarah Dillon and I am the Speech-Language Pathologist, or speech teacher, at McBride. This will be my ninth year at McBride, and my 13th year in the district. I also worked 3 years previous to SPS in Hollister, as well as providing First Steps therapy for a therapy company. I graduated from Glendale High School in Springfield, and then from MSU with my bachelor's and master's degrees. My husband and I have two children, who have both gone all the way through McBride, and have n 417-523-4500 sdillon@spsmail.org
Moore Janet Moore, Janet Teacher Special Education McBride Hello! My name is Janet Moore, and I am the Cross-Categorical Special Education Teacher at McBride.� This is my 19th�year at McBride and my 29th�year teaching overall.� I am originally from Houston, MO.� I received my undergraduate degree from Missouri Valley College in Marshall, MO and my Master's Degree from Drury.� In my free time, I like to be outdoors.� Kayaking, golfing, and hiking with friends and/or family are some of the things I like to do. My favorite thing about McBride is the sense 417-523-4500 jmoore@spsmail.org
Sherriff Kim Sherriff, Kim Teacher Special Education McBride Hi! My name is Kim Sherriff and I a Special Education teacher at McBride.� This is my first year here at McBride and my 13th year in teaching.� I am originally from Colorado (Yeah! Broncos!) but received all my degrees from Missouri State and Lindenwood University.� I have 2 grown children that still keep me busy. I am a foster parent for Rescue One animal rescue and currently have 1 foster dog, Blaze and one personal dog, Bobby.� They keep me very busy!� I am very privileged to have joined the 417-523-4500 kasherriff@spsmail.org
Tappmeyer Mary Tappmeyer, Mary LPN Special Education McBride Hi, my name is Mary Tappmeyer and I am in my 2nd year at McBride in the Functional Skills classroom and my 18th year with the district. I am married with two amazing grown children and a spoiled Poo-Chon.� I have a BS in Home Economics and I love cooking especially when we have "Food Friday" in our classroom! I feel fortunate to be a part of McBride with the wonderful staff, students and families.� 417-523-4500 mtappmeyer@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/31/Copy of 00399.jpg
Otte Michael Otte, Michael Para Special Education McBride 417-523-4500 michaelotte@spsmail.org
Brown Meagan Brown, Meagan Para Special Education McBride Hi all! �My name is Meghan Brown, and I am the Cross-Categorical Special Education Paraprofessional at McBride. �This is my second year working for Springfield Public Schools. Last year I was a para at Sequiota Elementary, and this is my first year here at McBride. �I am so excited to be joining the McBride staff and cannot wait to meet all the kiddos. I started my college education at East Central College, which is a small community college around the St. Louis area, graduating in 2016 with an 417-523-4500 mebrown@spsmail.org
Ford Amanda Ford, Amanda School Psychologist Psychology McBride 417-523-4500 aford@spsmail.org
Delp Kristi Delp, Kristi Educator Parents As Teachers McBride 417-523-4500 kkdelp@spsmail.org
Groll Lee Groll, Lee Therapist OT McBride 417-523-4500 elclark@spsmail.org
Sugg Shelly Sugg, Shelly Therapist PT McBride 417-523-4500 sdsugg@spsmail.org
Ragan Jeni Ragan, Jeni Building Sub K-4 McBride 417-523-4500 jeniragan@spsmail.org
Hoeppner Paula Hoeppner, Paula Lead Custodian Custodial Staff McBride 417-523-4500 pmhoeppner@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/31/Copy of 00379.jpg
Mihalas Dumitra Mihalas, Dumitra Night Custodian Custodial Staff McBride 417-523-4500 dmihalas@spsmail.org
Johnson Eric Johnson, Eric Night Custodian Custodial Staff McBride 417-523-4500 esjohnson@spsmail.org