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Staff Honorific First Name Name Title Department Address Bio Phone Fax Email Photo
Streight Lael Streight, Lael Principal Office McBride 417-523-4500 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
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 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 of 00383.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 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 of 00377.jpg
Brinck Kelsey Brinck, Kelsey Teacher 1st Grade McBride 417-523-4500
Mathes Jessica Mathes, Jessica Teacher Kindergarten McBride 417-523-4500 of 00387.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 of 00369.jpg
Copelin Kimberlea Copelin, Kimberlea Teacher 1st Grade McBride 417-523-4500 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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
Harris Michael Harris, Michael SPED Special Education McBride 417-523-4500
Bodoin Rachel Bodoin, Rachel Blended Learning McBride 417-523-4500
Overholser Nicole Overholser, 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 of 00391.jpg
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
McDaniel Libbey McDaniel, Libbey Teacher ECSE McBride 417-523-4500
Pindris Lindsey Pindris, Lindsey Speech Pathologist Speech - ECSE McBride 417-523-4500
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
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
Groll Lee Groll, Lee Therapist OT McBride 417-523-4500
Sugg Shelly Sugg, Shelly Therapist PT McBride 417-523-4500
Hoeppner Paula Hoeppner, Paula Lead Custodian Custodial Staff McBride 417-523-4500 of 00379.jpg
Johnson Eric Johnson, Eric Night Custodian Custodial Staff McBride 417-523-4500
Winzen Christopher Winzen, Christopher PE Coach Specials McBride (417) 523 - 4500
Gift Shasta Gift, Shasta Teacher 1st Grade McBride (417) 523 - 4500
Summers Stephanie Summers, Stephanie Teacher 1st Grade McBride (417) 523 - 4500
Mustain Christy Mustain, Christy Teacher 2nd Grade McBride (417) 523 - 4500
Brinker Laura Brinker, Laura Instructional Technologist Specials 417-523-4500 file:///C:/Users/laurabrinker/Downloads/YP3744QY-29188_original%20(1).JPG
Beuerlein Cassandra Beuerlein, Cassandra OT OT 417-523-4500
Long Sara Long, Sara Parent Educator