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Staff Honorific First Name Name Title Department Address Bio Phone Fax Email Photo
Ballowe Brooklyn Ballowe, Brooklyn Kindergarten My name is Brooklyn Ballowe, and I am one of the Kindergarten teachers here at Bissett Elementary. I also currently coach softball at Hillcrest High School. I am originally from Kansas City, MO but have lived here in Springfield for most of my life. During my free time I enjoy going on road trips and traveling all over the world. I recently graduated from MSU with my Early Childhood Degree and I am excited to share my love of learning with everyone I meet! baballowe@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/270/Ballowe2.jpg
Torres Chelsea Torres, Chelsea Kindergarten Hello! I am Chelsea Torres and I am one of the Kindergarten teachers here at Bissett. I have 11 years combined experience teaching Pre-K, K and 1st grade. I am married, and live here in Springfield with my husband, Paul, my 9 year-old stepdaughter, Kelsey, and our two wild puppies-Ellie & Ruth! In my free time I love to read, watch Netflix, and spend time with my family, preferably outdoors. You will almost always see me with a coffee in my hand and a smile on my face! Welcome to Bissett! crtorres@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/270/Torres2.jpg
Stephens Jennifer Stephens, Jennifer First Grade I grew up in northeastern Ohio. I moved to Springfield in 2001 to attend Evangel University. After graduation, I spent 2 1/2 years as a paraprofessional for Springfield Public Schools before starting at Bissett. This is my 10th year teaching 1st grade at Bissett. When I am not at school, I enjoy traveling, reading books, and hanging out with my husband Mike and son Isaiah. I also like watching sports, especially the Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Indians. jsstephens@spsmail.org
Vasquez Amanda Vasquez, Amanda First Grade Hello! My name is Amanda Vasquez. Last year I was a sub in a kindergarten classroom at Bingham from November until the end of the year. This will be my first classroom of my own so I am excited and terrified. I was a non-traditional college student so by the time I graduated, I already had 3 children. I have a 15-year-old son named Caleb, an 11-year-old son named Cayden, and a two year old named Coby. In my free time I like to run, spend time with my family, and eat pizza. amvasquez@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/270/Vasquez.jpg
Brandell Morgan Brandell, Morgan Second Grade Hello! My name is Morgan Brandell. This is my seventh year teaching at Bissett. I graduated from Missouri State University with my Bachelors of Science in Education in 2011. I'm currently finishing up my Masters in Education. I am married to my high school sweetheart. We have a wonderful home in Springfield. My husband, Blake and I have a little boy, Beck. We also have a six year old maltipoo named Mia. I enjoy traveling as well as spending time with friends and family. mdbrandell@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/270/Brandell2.jpeg
Sheeley Emily Sheeley, Emily Second Grade My name is Emily Sheeley and this is my fourth year at Bissett. This is my third year in second grade and I love working with the students and staff in this school to do our best learning! When I am not at school, I love spending time with my friends and family, reading books, watching movies, and traveling to different places. esheeley@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/270/Sheeley3.jpg
Goss Micha Goss, Micha Third Grade mmgoss@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/270/Goss.jpg
Morrison Athena Morrison, Athena Third Grade Hello! My name is Athena Morrison. I attended Evangel University and graduated with an Elementary Education degree. I began my teaching career in the Denver Public Schools, taught in the Hazelwood School District in Missouri, and am very happy to be back in Springfield to teach 3rd grade at Bissett Elementary! When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three children, Ashlyn (17), Connor (13), and Chase (10). We also enjoy our two dogs and cat! ammorrison@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/270/Morrison.jpg
Huber Samantha Huber, Samantha Fourth Grade smhuber@spsmail.org
Maxwell Kerry Maxwell, Kerry Fourth Grade kdmaxwell@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/16/Maxwell.jpg
DeLoach Stacy DeLoach, Stacy Fifth Grade Hello everyone! This will be my 7th year here at Bissett. I started teaching in 1st grade and made the move to 5th grade four years ago. I absolutely love teaching this age of students and look forward to having some of my former 1st graders again this year. My husband and I have 3 daughters, 2 granddaughters and a grandson on the way. I enjoy spending time with my family and hanging out at the softball field watching my 2 youngest daughters play ball. sldeloach@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/270/DeLoach.jpg
Ferguson Rebekah Ferguson, Rebekah Fifth Grade Hello! My name is Rebekah Ferguson, and I am excited to teach fifth grade at Bissett Elementary this school year! I have degrees from Evangel University and William Woods University. My teaching passion is motivating students to get excited about learning! My two children, Malorie and Ryan, are very active in school sports, and we enjoy traveling and exploring new places. Also, I love gardening and finding good deals at garage sales! raferguson@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/270/Ferguson2.jpg
Murr Brandi Murr, Brandi ESOL blmurr@spsmail.org
Thomas Curtis Thomas, Curtis Librarian Specials Teachers Curtis Thomas has taught for SPS for four years. This is his first year as a librarian. He previously taught journalism and English at Hillcrest High, and broadcast journalism at Central before that. He has a bachelor's degree in English education from MSU and a Master's in English from MU. His wife Jenny teaches at Pershing and they have a son, Louis, who's almost one. He loves to read and has a passion for information literacy, and is excited to serve Bissett as its librarian. crthomas@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/16/Thomas.jpg
Jones Phillip Jones, Phillip Art Specials Teachers pwjones@spsmail.org
Buerke Julie Buerke, Julie Music Specials Teachers jpbuerke@spsmail.org
Huett Hunter Huett, Hunter P.E. Specials Teachers Hi. My name is Hunter Huett and I am excited to be joining the Bissett team as the new Physical Education teacher. This will be my first-year teaching and I cannot think of a better school to start my journey as a teacher. I just got married July 20th to my wife Sabrina. We live just outside of Springfield. We have chickens and 4 dogs. In my spare time I enjoy playing/watching/ and coaching sports, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying the outdoors. hunterhuett@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/270/Huett.jpg
Rogers Lori Rogers, Lori Reading Coach Title 1 My name is Lori Rogers and I am so excited to be joining the amazing staff at Bissett as a literacy coach. I have been in education 16 years; 10 years as a classroom teacher and 6 years as a Reading Recovery Specialist. I have been married for 18 years to my husband Eric and we have 3 kids. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and family game nights. I look forward to meeting all the great students, staff, and parents and working with everyone to reach great gains for all students at Bissett! llrogers@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/270/Rogers2.jpg
Bieler Hailey Bieler, Hailey Math Coach Title 1 I am Hailey Bieler, the new Numeracy Coach. This is my 3rd year at Bissett and 11th year teaching. I have taught grades 3-8 in Alaska, North Dakota, and Missouri. I am married to my husband, Andrew, who is starting a career in education at Westport Elementary. We have a little girl named Eloise and baby boy named Bishop. I love sports especially football and basketball and going on adventures with my family. I am excited to start this new journey at Bissett and hope we all have an awesome year! hebieler@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/270/Bieler.jpg
Scott Shannon Scott, Shannon Reading Interventionist Title 1 My name is Shannon Scott and I am the Reading Recovery Interventionist here at Bissett. This is my eleventh year of teaching and my sixth year at Bissett. I am married to Mike and have two amazing children, Brayden (8) and Macy (5). I also have a very sweet 10 year old puppy named Lenny. In my free time I enjoy being outdoors, reading, and doing crafts. Have a great year and welcome to our Bissett family! smscott@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/16/Scott.jpg
Ford Amanda Ford, Amanda Instructional Technologist Specials Teachers I live in Fair Grove with my husband, daughter and our fur son, Wrigley. I received my Bachelor's degree at Missouri Southern State University in Elementary Education December of 2010. I love going to work every day and being in education. agford@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/270/Ford3.jpg

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