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Foltz Nicki Foltz, Nicki PYP Coordinator/Librarian Specialty I am the PYP Coordinator and Library Media Specialist at Rountree Elementary School. The 2018-19 school year will be my thirteenth year in the SPS school district and my tenth year at Rountree Elementary. I attended my undergraduate and graduate studies at Drury University in Springfield, MO, and am from Ozark, Missouri. I have been married to my husband, Josh, for ten years and we have two children, Callan (6 years) and Alton (4 years). I enjoy baking, traveling, writing, reading, and spend 52349000
Counts Logan Counts, Logan Physical Education Specialty This is my 6th year of teaching, and I have been at Rountree since I started. I grew up in Springfield, and attended Missouri State University. I am married to my wife, Emma, and we are expecting our first child in December. I love being active and hanging out with friends/family. My favorite thing about Rountree is the awesome staff and students I get to work with on a regular basis. 52349000
Kelly Linda Kelly, Linda Music Education Specialty I teach Music K-5 and I have been teaching for 16 years. This is my 4th year at Rountree. I attended Heidelberg University where I received my Bachelor of Music and MME Degree. My hobbies include cooking, reading and hiking. I enjoy the students enthusiasm for learning and the terrific parent involvement. Our PTA rocks! 52349000
Henderson Ashley Henderson, Ashley Instructional Technologist Specialty I teach instructional technology for all grades. I have been teaching for three years, this is my second year at Rountree. I went to college at Ozarks Technical Community College as well as Missouri State University. My hobbies include singing, coloring, swimming, playing with my dog, learning new things about technology, and learning more. My favorite thing about Rountree is the family and community feel you get as you walk in the door. 52349000
Matthews Nelwyn Matthews, Nelwyn Special Eudcatino Department 52349000
Johnson Brittany Johnson, Brittany Counselor Specialty I am the school counselor at Rountree. I have had the privilege of working at Rountree for the past five years. I am from Springfield, and graduated from Missouri State. I am married and have three kids between the ages of one and ten. We love to spend time outside and are always searching for new food to try. My favorite thing about Rountree is the feeling of family. I love that I get to know everyone so well because we are a small group! 52349000
Moore Cassi Moore, Cassi 0K I love teaching kindergarten. This will be my eighth year of teaching for Springfield and second year teaching at Rountree. I grew up in Springfield, graduated from Kickapoo High School and received my bachelor�s degree in Early Childhood Education from MSU. My husband Tyler and I have been married for nearly eight years and have two children, Myles (3) and Milli (2). I love the community of Rountree and can�t imagine teaching anywhere else! 52349000
Vaughan Lindsey Vaughan, Lindsey 0K I have been teaching for a total of 5.5 years, and have been at Rountree for 3 of those years. I attended Missouri State University where I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education and my Master�s degree in Literacy. I am married and have three children. My favorite thing about Rountree is how much the staff truly cares about the students. 52349000
Lebeck Katie Lebeck, Katie 1 I teach first grade. This will be my 2nd year at Rountree and my 15th year with Springfield Public Schools. I am from Springfield and graduated from Drury University. I am married, I have 2 children and I enjoy traveling, photography and reading. I love the Rountree staff and families! 52349000
Beatty Jennifer Beatty, Jennifer 1 52349000
Montgomery Jennifer Montgomery, Jennifer 2 I teach second grade teacher, and this will be my 17th year teaching and my 3rd year at Rountree. I grew up in Jefferson City, Missouri and then attended Missouri State University for both my bachelors in elementary education and masters in Reading. I live in the Rountree neighborhood and have been married to my husband Mark for 17 years. He is a graphic designer and illustrator. We have two children, Andrew is 12 years old and Ada Jane is 8 years old. I love family time, reading, vacations, ice 52349000
Sullivan Myra Sullivan, Myra 2 This is my 24th year with SPS and my 16th year at Rountree. I graduated from MSU with a bachelors and masters degree. I was born in Hot Springs, Ark. but have lived in Springfield since I was 10 years old. I have been married to my husband for 29 years. Together we raised 5 children and now have 12 grandchildren. I love to read historical fiction, work in my flower garden, and do crafts like scrapbooking, sewing, and painting. My favorite thing about Rountree is how we are a family. I love how 52349000
Davidson Austin Davidson, Austin 3 I am a 3rd Grade teacher here at Rountree. I am entering my third year of teaching, and have been lucky enough to spend all of those years at Rountree. I grew up here in Springfield and attended Baptist Bible College to receive my Bachelors in Elementary Education. In my free time I like to spend time with my family and friends, go hiking, read, and binge watch shows on Netflix! My favorite thing about Rountree is how close of a community is. From day one, I have felt a sense of belonging at the 52349000
Short Kaitlin Short, Kaitlin 3 I am a third grade teacher at Rountree. This will be my 11th year teaching and my second year at Rountree. I attended college at Eastern University right outside Philadelphia. I grew in Grove City, Pennsylvania. I live in Springfield with my husband and our daughter and two sons. I love plants, reading and spending time with friends and family. My favorite thing about Rountree is the families, students and the community. 52349000
Wheeler Missie Wheeler, Missie 4 I've had the pleasure of being a teacher for 16 years, the last 6 of those here at Rountree. I�m a native of Springfield, graduated from Missouri State back when it was called SMS. I�m the proud mom of a 20 year old son and a 16 year old daughter, both former Rountree Owls just like their mama! When I�m not at school you may find me enjoying local restaurants or sneaking in some reading at the public library. I consider it to be a privilege to not only live in this great neighborhood, but to al 52349000
Henkle Kelly Henkle, Kelly 4 52349000
Hopkins Amy Hopkins, Amy 5 I have been teaching for 23 years years, and have been at Rountree for 18 of them. I was raised in the Rountree Neighborhood and went to Drury University. I have been married to my husband, Doug, for 30 years. I have two sons Will and Chad. I like to read, travel and spend time with family and friends. My favorite thing about Rountree is how passionate the community is about making the world a better place. 52349000
Walstrand John Walstrand, John 5 52349000
Patton Amy Patton, Amy Administration I am the PYP Coordinator and Library Media Specialist at Rountree Elementary School. The 2018-19 school year will be my thirteenth year in the SPS school district and my tenth year at Rountree Elementary. I attended my undergraduate and graduate studies at Drury University in Springfield, MO, and am from Ozark, Missouri. I have been married to my husband, Josh, for ten years and we have two children, Callan (6 years) and Alton (4 years). I enjoy baking, traveling, writing, reading, and spend 52349000
Brown Angela Brown, Angela Nurse I have been a nurse for 17 years, 13 of those at Rountree. I am from Springfield and attended OTC and SBU/Mercy College of Nursing. My husband and I love to spend time with our kids, 3 beautiful granddaughters and amazing grandson as well as ride our Harley Davidson motorcycle with Biker's for Christ motorcycle ministry! I have many favorite things about Rountree but my most favorite is the all around "family" feeling. The staff as well as parents and students seem to genuinely care for one anot 52349000
Goodman Susan Goodman, Susan Specialty I have taught for 8 years, and this is my 2nd year at Rountree. I went to Missouri State University for BFA and MAT, and I am from St. Louis. I Love to create all kinds of Art and observe other artist's work at galleries and museums. I love to ride bikes with my two kids and fiance. My favorite thing about Rountree is the family feeling, everyone cares about eachother and we are all in this together when helping kids learn successfully. 52349000
Wunder Gail Wunder, Gail Instructional Support I have been working in education for 20 years total, and I attended Missouri State University. I have been married to my husband Gene for 40 years, and we havea son named JP. I love to garage sale, and work my flea market booth. I love Rountree because of the comradery we have. 52349000
Belote Deana Belote, Deana Parent Educator I have been working with parents for 15 years and 5 of those have been at Rountree. I am from Springfield and went to College at MSU I am married tomy husband Bob, and we have two children: Abbey (currently at PT school at University of Arkansas) and Alex (in Mississippi where he is in his 3rd year of Medical School). Our family loves Rountree for the community and civic involvement. We love travel and sports (especially golf and tennis) 52349000
Waisner Tiffany Waisner, Tiffany Library Clerical This will be my second year at Rountree. I was born in Carthage, MO. I went to Evangel University. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Chad, for 11 years. We have a daughter and a son. They never cease to amaze us. I love to have new adventures with my family, to sing, read, paint, and anything Disney. If it is an outlet for creativity it is my hobby. My favorite thing about Rountree are the people within these walls. 52349000