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Staff Honorific First Name Name Title Department Address Bio Phone Fax Email Photo
Acklin Hailey Acklin, Hailey Music This year will be my 14th year of teaching and I've been teaching at Portland for 6 years.
Akers Lydia Akers, Lydia 3rd grade My name is Lydia Akers, and I teach 3rd grade at Portland. This will be my 13th year of teaching and my 8th year at Portland. I have taught K-3. By far, my favorite things about Portland are the students and staff. We are an amazing team!
Atkins Sara Atkins, Sara Learning Coach My name is Sara Atkins, and I am the Learning Coach at Portland Elementary. �This is my 21st year in education, and my 14th here at Portland. I completed my Bachelor�s Degree in Education at Southwest Baptist University. �I also have a Master�s in Education from SBU, and a Master�s in Reading Instruction from GCU. My favorite part of being at Portland is getting to work with our amazing teachers and students every day!
Bodoin Rachel Bodoin, Rachel Blended Learning Specialist I am a proud graduate of the University of Missouri - Go Tigers! �I have lived several places including Cassville, Richmond, Kansas City, San Antonio, and Henderson, NV. �
Boehmer Kara Boehmer, Kara Principal My name is Kara Boehmer, and I am the Principal at Portland Elementary. This is my tenth year in education, and my first year at Portland. I completed my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education at Evangel University. I also have a Master's in Educational Leadership from Evangel, and a Specialist in Education Administration from Southwest Baptist University. I am currently working on my Educational Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction at Evangel University. I was born and raised in Springfie
Brown Jamie Brown, Jamie Orchestra-5th grade Hi, I'm Jamie Brown, and I will be teaching 5th Grade Strings this year.
Ciprian Roxanna Ciprian, Roxanna Kindergarten Hi, I'm Roxanna Ciprian and I teach Kindergarten. I have been teaching for 25 years and this will be my 9th year at Portland.
Colton Megan Colton, Megan 5th grade
Dunville Hannah Dunville, Hannah Title I Reading Specialist I have been teaching for 7 years and have been at Portland the last 2 years. I attended Missouri State University where I graduated with a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education and a Masters with a Specialist Certification in Literacy K-12. I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family, exercising, and volunteering at local non-profit organizations. My favorite thing about working at Portland is the people I work with!
Palmer Tara Palmer, Tara 3rd grade
Breshears Theresa Breshears, Theresa Counselor (417) 423-4660 tdbreshears@spsmail.og
Garrett Patrick Garrett, Patrick Coach
Hucke Kyleigh Hucke, Kyleigh Kindergarten
Johnson Morgan Johnson, Morgan Library Media Specialist My name is Morgan Johnson and I am the new library media specialist at Portland Elementary as well as Mann Elementary. I began my teaching career as a 4th grade teacher at Mann Elementary. I then became the librarian at Mann and Bissett Elementary where I have worked for the past 3 years. I graduated from Missouri State University and am from the small town of Blue Eye, Missouri. I am from a large family of teachers and often get new ideas from my mother who is also an elementary librarian. In t
Miller Lindsey Miller, Lindsey Speech-Language Pathologist This is my first year teaching and first year at Portland! I graduated from Missouri State University in 2018 with Masters in Speech-Language Pathology. I am from Rogersville, MO. I live in Springfield with my husband, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. I love reading, watching movies, and fostering animals. My favorite thing about Portland Elementary is the philosophy to be positive, have integrity, and work hard everyday!
Moody Kimberly Moody, Kimberly 1st and 2nd grade Hello! My name is Ms. Moody and I teach 1st and 2nd grade. I have been a teacher for six years and have had the joy of spending all six at Portland. I obtained my A.A. from Ozark Technical College (OTC), my B.S. in Elementary Teaching from Drury University, and I am currently finishing my Masters of Education in Literacy at Evangel. I will graduate June 2019. I love being outdoors, playing with my mischievous cat, catching up with my family and friends, going to the movies, and dark chocolate. I
Naegele Laura Naegele, Laura 4th grade
Nelson Chester Nelson, Chester SPED
Owen Desiree Owen, Desiree 2nd grade My name is Desiree Tucker-Owen and I am a Second Grade Teacher st Portland. I taught five years in Kansas and this is my twelfth year at Portland. I graduated from SMS, which is now Missouri State University. I taught both fourth grade and Title 1 Reading in Kansas. I have taught third and fourth grade at Portland. I was a widow for almost seven years. I remarried in 2012. He was a widower and is a Respiratory Therapist at Mercy Hospital. My daughter and son-in-law have Delaney 12, Carte
Sexton Rhonda Sexton, Rhonda Art Hello! My name is Mrs. Rhonda Sexton and I will be teaching K-5 art at both Portland and Pittman Elementary Schools. I have taught for 27 years and am very excited to join the Springfield Public School family of educators this year! I completed my undergraduate degree (BS in Elementary Education with a double emphasis in English and music and an art minor) from Missouri Southern in Joplin, Missouri. I later completed my Master's degree in Educational Technology. I was born and raised in Southwes
Thrasher Melinda Thrasher, Melinda SPED
Winchell Renee Winchell, Renee 4th and 5th grade Hello! My name is Renee Winchell and I am a fourth/fifth grade teacher at Portland Elementary. This is my 17th year of teaching and my 9th year here at Portland. I graduated from Webster University in 2001 in St. Louis, Missouri. I have been married to my husband for 29 years and we have three children, Brittany, Keith, and Kyle, and three grandchildren, Austin, Kaylee, and a newborn in October. My favorite thing about Portland are the wonderful parents and students that I get to meet and have i
Choate Nancy Choate, Nancy Cafeteria
Clark Shelley Clark, Shelley Cafeteria c.jpg
Davis Esther Davis, Esther Custodial Services Esther Davis has worked for Springfield Public Schools for 18 years.
Gagne Pam Gagne, Pam Title I Paraprofessional My name is Pam Gagne and I am the Title 1 para. I am beginning my 30th year in Springfield, and this is my first year at Portland.
Hunnell Lisa Hunnell, Lisa Cafeteria
Melton Devin Melton, Devin Nurse
Schmidt Elisa Schmidt, Elisa Library Clerical I have worked 8 years for SPS, and this is my 1st year to Portland. I have always lived in California and then came to Springfield 13 years ago. I'm excited to be here!
Schuster Kory Schuster, Kory Custodial Services
Wissner Traci Wissner, Traci Secretary Hi! My name is Tracinda (Traci) Wissner and I am the school secretary at Portland. �This is my 10th year at Portland. After graduating from Ozark High School I served in the Army. �I enjoy spending time with my two children and coaching soccer. I am looking forward to a great year!
Bradrick Kenya Bradrick, Kenya 1st Grade Teacher
Marler Morgan Marler, Morgan Behavior Interventionist
Lee Kari Lee, Kari Instructional Technologist
Jenkins Kimberly Jenkins, Kimberly Title I Paraprofessional
Reisetter Steven Reisetter, Steven Title I Paraprofessional
Spoores-Courtois Carrie Spoores-Courtois, Carrie 2nd Grade Teacher

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