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Routh Julie Routh, Julie Principal ***Administration Sherwood Elementary 417-523-3800 jbrouth@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/127/Julie%20Routh.JPG
Chadwell Greg Chadwell, Greg Assistant Principal **Administration Sherwood Elementary 417-523-3800 gdchadwell@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/802/Sherwood Logo.png
Summers Melissa Summers, Melissa Administrative Assistant *Administration Sherwood Elementary 417-523-3800 mrsummers@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/802/Sherwood Logo.png
Wortley Lisa Wortley, Lisa Administrative Assistant *Administration Sherwood Elementary My name is Lisa Wortley and I am originally from Wisconsin (Go Packers!), but I have lived in the area for many years. My husband, daughter, dog and I live in Nixa. I love being in the water during the summer and in the snow in the winter. After last year, I retired from teaching at Cherokee, but it seems that I just can't get enough of school. Everyone has been nice and welcoming here at Sherwood! 417-523-3800 lwortley@spsmail.org /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/802/Wortley.jpeg
Teeling Tammy Teeling, Tammy School Nurse *Administration Sherwood Elementary I started my nursing career way back when as an LPN. I had started my medical career previously as a PCA for several years on the Orthopedic floor and the ortho hospital. Once I received my LPN I started work at the Mercy Rehabilitation hospital and then also picked up work through phoenix home healthcare where I started taking care of Pediatric patients. From there I bridged over at SBU and received my RN license. Once my RN License was obtained I took a position at Mercy on the Pediatric unit! 417-523-3800 anlogan@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/802/Sherwood Logo.png
Knight Amber Knight, Amber Counselor *Administration Sherwood Elementary My name is Amber Knight and I am so excited to rejoin teachers and staff at Sherwood Elementary. 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 two beautiful young girls, and as you can imagine, our life is never boring! :) 417-523-3800 adknight@spsmail.org /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Knight Family.jpg
Gerhardt Jeanene Gerhardt, Jeanene Counselor *Administration Sherwood Elementary 417-523-3800 jbgerhardt@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/802/Sherwood Logo.png
Snelson Laura Snelson, Laura Learning Coach *Administration Sherwood Elementary My name is Laura Snelson. I was born and raised in Springfield, MO and am a Glendale High School graduate. I went on to Missouri State University where I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. As a teacher, I spent my first five years teaching kindergarten at Weaver Elementary before moving to Sequiota Elementary and now at Sherwood Elementary. 417-523-3800 lmsnelson@spsmail.org /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/802/Snelson.jpg
Garner Lee Amber Garner, Lee Amber Learning Coach *Administration Sherwood Elementary 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 417-523-3800 legarner@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/0004_Garner_LeeAmber_01.jpg
McHaffie Tamra McHaffie, Tamra Teacher *Kindergarten Sherwood Elementary I have taught for over 20 years. 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! 417-523-3800 tclark@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/0081_Clark_McHaffie_Tamra_01.jpg
Smith Sienna Smith, Sienna Teacher *Kindergarten Sherwood Elementary 417-523-3800 ssmith@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/0398_Smith_Sienna_01.jpg
Vincent Amber Vincent, Amber Teacher *Kindergarten Sherwood Elementary Hello, my name is Amber Vincent. I just moved to Springfield with my husband, daughter, and our two dogs from Nampa, Idaho. As much as I loved living in the west, I grew up in Pennsylvania and other East Coast states and am happy to be closer. After teaching fourth grade for two years, then preschool, and kindergarten, I realized how much I love the younger grades. I am excited to be teaching Kindergarten again this year! When I am not teaching I enjoy spending time with my family. 417-523-3800 anvincent@spsmail.org /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/802/vincent.jpg
Vorse Kimberly Vorse, Kimberly Teacher *Kindergarten Sherwood Elementary 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. 417-523-3800 kvorse@spsmail.org /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/802/Vorse.jpg
Cook Scott Cook, Scott Teacher 1st Sherwood Elementary 417-523-3800 sacook@spsmail.org /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/802/Cook.jpg
Grandon Emily Grandon, Emily Teacher 1st Sherwood Elementary 417-523-3800 esgrandon@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/0180_Grandon_Emily_01.jpg
Janssen Christin Janssen, Christin Teacher 1st Sherwood Elementary 417-523-3800 cmjanssen@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/802/Sherwood Logo.png
Mitchell Mandy Mitchell, Mandy Teacher 1st Sherwood Elementary 417-523-3800 jamitchell@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/802/Sherwood Logo.png
Burton Christie Burton, Christie Teacher 2nd Sherwood Elementary My name is Christy Burton and I am so happy to be working at Sherwood Elementary! I've taught over 10 years 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! 417-523-3800 clburton@spsmail.org /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Burtonfamily.jpg
Garland Jodi Garland, Jodi Teacher 2nd Sherwood Elementary I was initially inspired to teach through the influences of my former teachers. I have many teachers and coaches who left such a positive impact in my life and a love in my heart for learning. I wanted to become a teacher to inspire others in the same way they inspired me. I continue teaching year after year because, next to being a mother, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing the excitement on the face of a child who just learned what they are capable of. 417-523-3800 jlgarland@spsmail.org /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/802/Garland.jpg
Marshall LaQuisha Marshall, LaQuisha Teacher 2nd Sherwood Elementary 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. 417-523-3800 lmarshall@spsmail.org /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Marshall.jpg
Rust Kylie Rust, Kylie Teacher 2nd Sherwood Elementary My name is Kylee Rust. I've taught second grade at Sherwood for several years. 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! 417-523-3800 knrust@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/0377_Rust_Kylee_01.jpg
Gomes Gabrielle Gomes, Gabrielle Teacher 3rd Sherwood Elementary 417-523-3800 gngomes@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/802/Sherwood Logo.png
Mobley Emily Mobley, Emily Teacher 3rd Sherwood Elementary 417-523-3800 enmobley@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/802/Sherwood Logo.png
Snyder Briahna Snyder, Briahna Teacher 3rd Sherwood Elementary 417-523-3800 bhsnyder@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/802/Sherwood Logo.png
Gravatt Rebecca Gravatt, Rebecca Teacher 4th Sherwood Elementary 417-523-3800 rdgravatt@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/802/Sherwood Logo.png
Osborn Carla Osborn, Carla Teacher 4th Sherwood Elementary 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. 417-523-3800 cosborn@spsmail.og /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Osborn.jpg
Rich Elizabeth Rich, Elizabeth Teacher 4th Sherwood Elementary 417-523-3800 esrich@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/802/Sherwood Logo.png
Booker Ashley Booker, Ashley Teacher 5th Sherwood Elementary 417-523-3800 ambooker@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/0039_Booker_Ashley_01.jpg
Brown Emily Brown, Emily Teacher 5th Sherwood Elementary 417-523-3800 evbrown@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/802/Sherwood Logo.png
Cones Valerie Cones, Valerie Teacher 5th Sherwood Elementary 417-523-3800 vtcones@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Valerie Cones.png
Schmidt Jessica Schmidt, Jessica Teacher 5th Sherwood Elementary 417-523-3800 jemerten-schmidt@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/0275_Merten-Schmidt_Jessica_01.jpg
Wolfe Holly Wolfe, Holly Specialty Art Sherwood Elementary 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. 417-523-3800 hbwolfe@spsmail.org /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Wolfe.jpg
Cox Tracie Cox, Tracie Specialty iTime Sherwood Elementary I am excited to be a part of the 4th grade team at Sherwood Elementary. 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. 417-523-3800 tlcox@spsmail.org /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/cox.jpg
Seiler Emily Seiler, Emily Specialty Library Sherwood Elementary 417-523-3800 eseiler@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/802/Emily Seiler.png
Arcidino Clarissa Arcidino, Clarissa Specialty Library Clerical Sherwood Elementary Hello! My name is Clarissa Arcidino. I am the library clerical for Disney, Sherwood, & Wilson's Creek this year. This is my 5th year being a Library Clerical for Springfield Public Schools. My family consists of my boyfriend, Stuart & our son, Silas, who is 15 months old! I was the lead children's bookseller at Barnes & Noble here in Springfield for 3yrs—so I may have a familiar face! I'm currently working to obtain my master's degree in literacy education with a focus in library sciences. 417-523-3800 cvarcidino@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/clarissa arcidino.jpg
Bunn Vicky Bunn, Vicky Specialty Music Sherwood Elementary 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 Bachelors degree in music from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO and a Masters 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. 417-523-3800 vbunn@spsmail.org /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Bunn Family 2018.jpg
O'Neil Danielle O'Neil, Danielle Specialty P.E. Sherwood Elementary Hello! My name is Danielle O’Neil, however, you may hear your student call me Coach. I have been teaching for 9 years (6 in PE) and loving every minute of it. Helping students learn about lifetime wellness and how to keep their mind and body healthy is truly my passion. My family (husband and 2 kiddos) loves to spend our time outdoors and being active. We spend most of our summer out on the Lake or near a river. Fun fact: I was awarded MOSHAPE’s 2023 Elementary PE Teacher of the Year…How cool! 417-523-3800 dnoneil@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/802/Danielle ONeil.jpg
Ponsar Megan Ponsar, Megan Specialty Teacher Intern/Focus Room Sherwood Elementary 417-523-3800 meganjohnson@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/802/Sherwood Logo.png
Stephenson Marissa Stephenson, Marissa Specialty Special Education Sherwood Elementary I am new to Springfield, but have lived Missouri my entire life. This is my 7th year teaching. I have worked in Special Education and also Elementary Reading and ELA. I love being a teacher! In my free time, I love spending time with my big family, or having craft time, and I love to cook! 417-523-3800 mestephenson@spsmail.org /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/802/stephenson.jpg
DaCosta Nina DaCosta, Nina Specialty Special Education Sherwood Elementary 417-523-3800 ninadacosta@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/802/Sherwood Logo.png
Manuel Sarah Manuel, Sarah Specialty Special Education Paraprofessional Sherwood Elementary 417-523-3800 sfmanuel@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/802/Sherwood Logo.png
Davis Amy Davis, Amy Specialty Building Paraprofessional Sherwood Elementary 417-523-3800 akdavis@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/802/Sherwood Logo.png
Lowry Marissa Lowry, Marissa Specialty Building Paraprofessional Sherwood Elementary 417-523-3800 mylowry@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/802/Sherwood Logo.png
Heslin Jennifer Heslin, Jennifer Specialty Speech Language Sherwood Elementary My name is Jennifer Heslin. I am the Speech-Language Pathologist at Sherwood Elementary. I am originally from South Bend, Indiana. My family and I moved to Springfield in 2002. I am married and have 3 children. I enjoy cooking. I inherited that passion from my mother. I like to collect cookbooks and try new recipes. I work at Sherwood 3 days a week. Typically I am here on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I also work with students at Cherokee Middle School. I have been working for Springfield Pu 417-523-3800 jmheslin@spsmail.org /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Heslinfamily.jpg
Sukany Lindsey Sukany, Lindsey Specialty English Language Learning Sherwood Elementary 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). She has taught over 12 years in Springfield Public Schools. She lives with her husband and 2 children in Springfield. 417-523-3800 ljsukany@spsmail.org /cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/40/Sukanyfamily2018.jpg
Hopkins Robin Hopkins, Robin Specialty Parent Educator Sherwood Elementary 417-523-3800 rahopkins@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/802/Sherwood Logo.png
Felton Wendolyn Felton, Wendolyn Specialty Reading Interventionist Sherwood Elementary 417-523-3800 wdfelton@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/802/Sherwood Logo.png
 
 

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