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Hemphill Kate Hemphill, Kate Administrative Assistant .Administration My name is Kate Hemphill and I am glad to be returning to Sherwood to help out in the office as the part-time secretary. I graduated from Missouri State University in 2017 with my Bachelors in Speech and Theatre Education. I spend my time volunteering with local high school theatre programs, but I love to be at home with my family. I am a wife to Eric and a mother to Joe and most recently to Henry. I am very excited to be at Sherwood and to be helping out! /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/IMG_0693.png
Loughary Brianne Loughary, Brianne Administrative Assistant .Administration I'm Brianne Loughary and I'm the administrative assistant at Sherwood. I'm married and have two children, Benjamin and Allison. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, being outside, and reading. I'm a Sherwood parent in addition to being a part of the staff. I love being a part of the Sherwood community! /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/31689082_597382580616390_2543317184143163392_n.jpg
Magers Crystal Magers, Crystal Principal .Administration I graduated from MSU in with my undergraduate and graduate degrees in education. I completed my doctoral classes this past year, and will graduate from SBU a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership in May, 2019. I taught at York and later Harrison. I served as a summer school principal prior to becoming the principal at Sequiota. I am passionate about children, families, education and making the world a better place by investing in people. I am married to Ryan and a mother of Larrissa, Nya /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/37534601_1768541099905153_5488658524261056512_n.jpg
Murdock Julie Murdock, Julie School Nurse .Administration My name is Julie Murdock and I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 29 years. We both graduated from Glendale a long time ago! After living in St Louis and Bentonville, AR, we have recently moved back to Springfield. We have three children: Drake and Darby are twins and attend MSU. Our youngest daughter Tatum is attending University of Arkansas. I had been a critical care nurse in a hospital setting. Prior to that, I was able to stay home with my children. I am very excited to be a /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/asdf.jpg
Ramsey Misty Ramsey, Misty Assistant to the Principal .Administration I began my educational career at Reed Academy as a paraprofessional while working to complete my degree from Missouri State University. The following year I began my teaching career at Hillcrest High School teaching and supporting students who required special education services. While teaching at Hillcrest I also coached freshman girls basketball and girls golf. I accepted a position in the special education district office as an Instructional Coach and Process Coordinator. I recently accepted /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Ramsey.jpg
Longwell Anne Longwell, Anne Teacher .Kindergarten My name is Anne Longwell. I teach Kindergarten at Sherwood. This is my 16th year in education. I have taught K, 1st, 4th, and 5th grades. I received my teaching degree from Missouri State University. Originally from Cabool, Missouri, my family and I now make our home in Springfield. I love spending time with my husband, Travis, and our 3 children, Ethan, Morgan, and Olivia. Some of our favorite things to do are traveling, bicycling, and spending time at the lake. /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Longwell Family.jpg
Maerz Jessica Maerz, Jessica Teacher .Kindergarten My name is Jessica Maerz and this will be my third year of teaching. I graduated in 2015 with my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education and recently graduated with my Master's degree in Early Childhood and Family Development with a graduate certificate in Conservation Education in May 2017. My family includes my wonderful parents, two sisters, my boyfriend, Joshua and our two rescue dogs, Olive and Penelope. In my free time I enjoy doing anything adventurous, being outdoors, hiking, b /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/MaerzFamily.jpg
McHaffie Tamra McHaffie, Tamra Teacher .Kindergarten This is my 20th year teaching. My husband and I have two children. Kyle is 19 and Summer is 16. I graduated from SBU with my bachelor degree and MSU with a master’s degree. I love teaching-children are my passion! Being able to watch the growth and development that occurs through the year is such a privilege! Mrs. Vorse and I taught together for 16 years at Campbell Elementary. At Sherwood, we have the chance to teach in the same classroom! So, here is to year 20 with a great teacher partner, an /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/kyle_sbday.jpg
Vorse Kimberly Vorse, Kimberly Teacher .Kindergarten My name is Kimberly Vorse. I have taught kindergarten for twenty-one years. I graduated from MSU with my bachelor degree in 1998. I completed my masters in reading in 2003. I taught at Campbell Elementary for seventeen years before coming to Sherwood Elementary School in 2015. Mrs. McHaffie and I have taught together for twenty years. I love teaching! I believe that kindergarten is the foundation for lifelong learning. I am married to my husband, Sean, and have two boys, Matthew and Bradley. We /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/20180317_110133.jpg
Beagley Katie Beagley, Katie Teacher 1st Hi, I’m Katie Beagley. This is my second year with Springfield Public Schools and second year teaching 1st grade. I previously taught 5th grade Math and Science in Pleasant Hope for three years. I truly enjoy being a teacher and working with my students. I have been married for six years to my husband Joah. We met in college at Northwest Missouri State. We have a three year old son named Luke, who we love dearly. /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Beagley Family Picture.jpg
Schaefer Alli Schaefer, Alli Teacher 1st My name is Alli Schaefer. This is my sixth year teaching. I have a Bachelor's degree from University of Northern Iowa and a Master's degree from Missouri State. I have been married to my husband Matt for thirteen years and we have two beautiful daughters. Lauren is 7 and Nora is 5. I love being a wife and a mom and I couldn't be more blessed! As a family we enjoy activities outside, especially going to the park, and traveling to Iowa to visit family. I am excited to be a part of the Sherwood com /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/SchaeferPic.jpg
Tate Allison Tate, Allison Teacher 1st Hello! My name is Allison Tate. This will be my second year teaching first grade but my first year at Sherwood. I am excited to join the Sherwood team! I have a Bachelor’s degree from Evangel University in Elementary Education and currently I am working towards my Master’s of Education in Literacy. I have been married to my wonderful husband Drew for three years. In my free time I enjoy hiking, traveling, and spending time with my puppy Penny. It is going to be a great year! /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Tate.jpg
Weaver Elizabeth Weaver, Elizabeth Teacher 1st I am Elizabeth Weaver and I love teaching firsties. I have been teaching first grade for Springfield Public Schools for 12 years and my third year at Sherwood. I am always amazed by the growth first graders make. I have served in several leadership positions in the district and continue to be a part of district teams. I have been married for 26 years and have two daughters and a new son-in-law. My daughter, Natalie, is attending college in Texas. My oldest daughter, Ellie is a freelance graphic /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Weaver family.jpg
Burton Christie Burton, Christie Teacher 2nd My name is Christy Burton and I am so happy to be working at Sherwood Elementary! This will be my 10th year teaching and I love it! When I am not at school, I am with my wonderful family riding bikes and spending time together. Last summer, added a puppy named Lucy to our family! /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Burtonfamily.jpg
Marshall Laquisha Marshall, Laquisha Teacher 2nd I received a B.S. in elementary education from Charleston Southern University in Charleston South Carolina. I taught 2nd grade in South Carolina for a year before making the decision to relocate back here to my hometown of Springfield, Missouri. I have 3 children. I enjoy singing, spending time with family, and listening to music. /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Marshall.jpg
Matson Anne Matson, Anne Teacher 2nd My name is Mrs. Anne Matson and I will be teaching 2nd grade this year at Sherwood. I received my undergrad from MSU and my masters at Drury University. I've taught 4th grade, 1st grade, and preschool. I've been married for sixteen years and have two children. I enjoy reading, watching old movies, and vacationing at the beach. I'm very excited to be a Sherwood Superstar! /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Matson .jpg
Rust Kylie Rust, Kylie Teacher 2nd My name is Kylee Rust. This is my fourth year teaching second grade at Sherwood. I graduated from the University of Missouri with my undergraduate degree and graduated from Missouri State University with my master’s degree. In my free time I enjoy reading, cooking, doing crafts, and spending time with my family and my dog. I have enjoyed working at Sherwood and look forward to another year filled with learning and laughter! /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/rust.jpg
Baldwin Callie Baldwin, Callie Teacher 3rd I began my teaching career in my hometown of Lebanon, MO. I was a paraprofessional and 5th grade teacher for a total of four years. I was hired to teach at Sherwood in the fall of 2015. I have taught third grade with my co-teacher Lacy Cartwright for three years. We are a great team and love working together! My personal interests include reading, sewing, hiking, playing with my dog, and traveling with my husband. I adore the Sherwood community and feel so lucky to work for a district that suppo /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Baldwin Family.jpg
Cartwright Lacy Cartwright, Lacy Teacher 3rd My name is Lacy Cartwright. I'm from Springfield, and moved to the country just outside of Willard a few years ago. My husband, Robby, and I have a daughter, Jamie and I have two stepsons, Matt and Andi. We are the proud grandparents to three grandchildren, Tanner, Alli and Peyton. When I am not at school, I am spending time with my family, my animals, swimming, and building miniature dollhouses with electricity. I collect anything and everything "Turtle"! There is nothing I would rather do than /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Cartwright Family.jpg
Garner Lee Amber Garner, Lee Amber Teacher 3rd A former Sherwood Superstar! I have lived in Springfield all of my life, now with my husband and two kids. Growing up I attended Sherwood, Carver, and Parkview. I then moved onto college using my A+ Scholarship at OTC. I continued perusing my teaching career at Drury University, where I graduated with my Bachelors of Elementary Education degree in 2010. I have taught for 6 years in Springfield Public Schools. I love teaching and watching my students learn! I am excited to be a Sherwood Superstar /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/garner.jpg
Johnson Ashlee Johnson, Ashlee Teacher 3rd I'm from Nixa, MO and attended Auburn University, graduated in 2005, then continued my education at MSU and graduated with my Masters in Elementary Education in 2007. I then taught in Orlando, Florida for 8 years. In 2015 I moved back to Missouri to be closer to family and have taught 3 years at Sherwood. I am married and we have 2 miniature schnauzers. I love to read, spend time outdoors, and craft. I also run an online clothing boutique on the side. I enjoy teaching at Sherwood and love all th /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/johnson family.jpg
Hagerman Dr. Robyn Hagerman, Robyn Teacher 4th This is my 20th year in education. I have taught grades 1-5, trained teachers, and worked in district administration. I have graduate degrees in elementary education, administration, and leadership from Drury, MSU, and MU. When I am not at school, I love spending time with my family. I have 3 kids and our favorite things to do together are to swim, boat, and spend time in nature. I love being a member of the Sherwood community! /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/The Hagerman Family.jpg
Howard Amber Howard, Amber Teacher 4th This will be my 9th year teaching in some capacity. I have taught a little bit of everything over the past 9 years including first grade, fourth grade, special education, high school environmental science, and college teacher education courses. My undergraduate degree is in Elementary Education and my Master’s degree is in Literacy. When I am not at school, I like to be on my bike, in a hammock with a good book, or around a fire with friends and family. I am so blessed to have a job that I love /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Howard Family.jpg
Marble Kate Marble, Kate Teacher 4th I’ve taught for twelve years and this is my sixth year at SPS. I live in Springfield with my hound, Madi. Teaching is my passion but when I’m not at school, I like to read, camp, listen to music, and sit on my front porch swing. /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Kate.jpg
Rounsaville Stephanie Rounsaville, Stephanie Teacher 4th Hi, my name is Stephanie Rounsaville! I teach 4th grade at Sherwood. I attended Springfield Public Schools through grade school and graduated from Hillcrest. It was through my experience in SPS that I developed a passion for teaching. I graduated from MSU with a degree in Elementary Education 2015. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, attending church, running, yoga, reading, and watching movies. I have wanted to be a teacher for a very long time, and feel absolut /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Rounsaville.jpg
Brooks Katelyn Brooks, Katelyn Teacher 5th I grew up moving around the U.S. but I am from Belleville, IL! I graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education. I love to dance, travel, and spend time with my family! /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Brooks Fam pic.jpg
Cox Tracie Cox, Tracie Teacher 5th I am excited to be a part of the 5th grade team at Sherwood Elementary another year. Prior to Sherwood, I spent three years as a 6th grade teacher in Bois D'Arc, Missouri. When not in the classroom, I can be found with my husband, Greg, cheering on my youngest daughter, Melanie, at volleyball games, and my older daughter, Sarah, at swim meets. Both girls are students at Kickapoo High School. I also have a son, Jonathan, who is a student at Missouri State University. /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/cox.jpg
Griffith Margo Griffith, Margo Teacher 5th My name is Margo Griffith, and I am thrilled to teach at Sherwood Elementary as a I enter my 19th year teaching. I earned both my bachelor’s and graduate degrees from Missouri State University. My husband, Sam, and I just celebrated 13 years of marriage. We have 2 wonderful children. Cy is 10 years old and Elizabeth “Elle” is almost 7. We enjoy traveling, spending time outside, and doing anything that makes us laugh. Our entire family feels so blessed to be a part of the Sherwood family. /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Griffith Family.jpg
Osborn Carla Osborn, Carla Teacher 5th I look forward to teaching at Sherwood Elementary every day! I continued my education by earning a Master's Degree in Elementary Administration. I have a son and a daughter who both attend MSU. We enjoy going to the movies or just "hanging out" at home. I love Italian food, movies, reading, playing golf, traveling, and spending time with my friends and family. I am very proud to be working in such a great community. cosborn@spsmail.og /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Osborn.jpg
Wolfe Holly Wolfe, Holly Specialty Art My name is Holly Wolfe. I have been married since 1995 to Tim Wolfe. We have three children: Carlee, Peyton and Jaxson. I graduated from Drury University in 1997 with a bachelor's in Art with an emphasis on graphic design. I have worked in the graphics field at both Bass Pro and Noble and Associates. I return to school in 2007 to pursue my master's, which I acquired in 2010. I taught at Pleasant Hope Schools for 8 years as the art teacher to grades kindergarten through 8th. I enjoy creating all /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Wolfe.jpg
Baxter Cheryl Baxter, Cheryl Specialty Blended Learning Cheryl Baxter is a Blended Learning Specialist for Springfield Public Schools. Trainer, coach, and support for teachers in implementing learner-driven approaches based on personalized learning environments. Previous to her current role she was a 4th grade eMints teacher. Now Cheryl works with 7 elementary schools to transform teaching and learning. /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/6318621081731072.jpg
Knight Amber Knight, Amber Specialty Counselor My name is Amber Knight and I am so excited to rejoin teachers and staff at Sherwood Elementary. This will be my eighteenth year in the district, my eleventh as a counselor. I love being a counselor and watching students grow and learn and look forward to continue to build relationships with you and your child this year. My husband and I have a baby and toddler at home and as you can imagine, our life is never boring! :) /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Knight Family.jpg
Shindele Denae Shindele, Denae Specialty Counselor My name is Mrs. Schindele and I am the part time school counselor at Sherwood and Jeffries. This will be my 8th year as a school counselor and my 3rd year of working part time; it is the best of both worlds. I have two children, Carson is 17 and my daughter Carli is 13. I love my work as a school counselor, even though I am only here one day a week, everyone is great to work with! I look forward to another fun school year. /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/danae.jpg
Sukany Lindsey Sukany, Lindsey Specialty English Language Learning Lindsey Sukany is the ELL Specialist at Sherwood Elementary. She graduated from Truman State University with a B.A. in Spanish in 2004 and from Missouri State University in 2008 with an M.S. in Elementary Education as well as her TESOL endorsement (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). This is her 11th year teaching in Springfield Public Schools. She lives with her husband and 2 children in Springfield. /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Sukanyfamily2018.jpg
Aycock Casey Aycock, Casey Specialty iTime Hi! My name is Casey Aycock and I am the Instructional Technologist at Sherwood Elementary. I graduated from MSU with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education. Over the past three years I have worked as the Assistant Head Baseball Coach at Springfield Catholic High School. I completed my student teaching program at Strafford High School as well as Logan-Rogersville Elementary in the spring of 2018. I have been married to my wife, Amanda since 2015 and my wife and have a German Shepherd named and two /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/casey.jpg
Garrett Lara Garrett, Lara Specialty Library I began my career in education at McGregor Elementary in 2004. I've taught 3rd - 5th grades as a classroom teacher, then moved into the library position at Sherwood in the fall of 2015. I am thrilled to be a member of the Sherwood team! I graduated from Drury University with a degree in Elementary Education and Political Science. In May of 2012 I completed my Master’s in Instructional Technology, also from Drury. My personal interests include reading, hiking and camping. Most weekends are spent /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/39294412_10156541460540996_5152947623954481152_o.jpg
Bunn Vicky Bunn, Vicky Specialty Music My name is Vicki Bunn and I am very excited to teach music at Sherwood Elementary! In 2016, my family and I moved ‘back home’ to the Midwest after living in the Fort Worth, Texas area for 17 years. My education includes a Bachelor’s degree in music from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO and a Master’s degree in music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. My family includes my husband, Matthew, and our 3 boys, Andrew, Toby, and Logan... and I can’t forget our /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Bunn Family 2018.jpg
Richardson Robert Richardson, Robert Specialty P.E. My name is Robb Richardson and I am extremely excited to be joining the Sherwood Elementary team as the new Physical Education teacher! My wife Kelly and I have a 6 year old son, Rylan, and are expecting a daughter in November. I graduated from Evangel University in 2006 with a degree in K-12 Physical Education and Health. /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Richardsons.jpeg
Hopkins Robin Hopkins, Robin Specialty Parent Educator
Everett Lori Everett, Lori Specialty Special Education Third year special education teacher Cross-Categorical; Masters Degree in Special Education from MSU. /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/everett.jpg
Travis Twila Travis, Twila Specialty Special Education This will be my 14th year in education. I am getting my Master’s in Special Education with an emphasis in autism. I have two beautiful boys that keep me active! My husband and I have been married for 15 years. I enjoy working with horses and crafting of all types! I am excited to start this next step in my career! /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/travis.jpeg
Weems Barbara Weems, Barbara Specialty SPED Para I am starting my 11th year working for SPS. I have worked with the Visually Impaired, Hearing Impaired, Functional Skills, Behavior Disorder, Early Childhood, and now Cross Cat. I have enjoyed all aspects of this job! Being a positive role model for children is my goal! I have 3 amazing children of my own. My son Brady is a Business Major. My daughter Bailey is attending SBU on a track scholarship for Athletic Training/Physical Therapy! Last but not least is my daughter Summer. She is hopes /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/20180523_192903.jpg
Heslin Jennifer Heslin, Jennifer Specialty Speech Language /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Heslinfamily.jpg

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