Staff Directory

Please wait. Loading...
Staff Honorific First Name Name Title Department Address Bio Phone Fax Email Photo
Bax Adam Bax, Adam Principal Administration Wilder
Colton Jill Colton, Jill Administrative Assistant Wilder I am Jill Colton and am the administrative assistant at Wilder. This is my 18th year working for SPS, and my 11th year at Wilder. The 2019/20 year will be my 5th year as administrative assistant. Before that I was the library clerical assistant. I have lived in Springfield my entire life and graduated from Hillcrest High School. My husband Bob & I have been married 38 years. We have four grown children & four grandkids, along with three very spoiled shih tzus. jcolton@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/Colton.jpg
Miner Judith Miner, Judith School Counselor Wilder My name is Judith Miner. I am proud to be your school counselor. This year will be my 36th year in education. I taught 5th and 6th grades for 5 years before becoming a school counselor. I received my BS in education and my MS in Guidance and Counseling from MSU. My husband, Mitchell and our daughter Jessi, and I live in Nixa. We have 2 dogs and 4 cats. I enjoy reading, hiking and canoeing. My favorite thing about Wilder is how we all work together for the benefit of kids and families. jdminer@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/Miner.jpg
Morgan Morgan, School Nurse Health Wilder
Combs Krysta Combs, Krysta Kindergarten Teacher Kindergarten Wilder I am Krysta Combs & a Kindergarten teacher. I have taught for 14 years, & this will be my 5th year teaching at Wilder. I attended Drury University & graduated with a Bachelors in Elementary Education. I obtained a Masters in Instructional Mathematics from Drury. I have been blessed with one amazing daughter, Annabelle. I love spending time with family and friends. I enjoy the relationships I have been able to build at Wilder. klcombs@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/Combs.jpg
Browning Jena Browning, Jena Kindergarten Teacher Kindergarten Wilder My name is Jena Browning. I enjoy reading and gardening in my spare time. I have three children. Savannah, my oldest, is attending MSU this year. My son Jonathan is going into the 11th grade at Glendale. Kaylee, my youngest, is starting third grade. I graduated with Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Drury in 2014. This will be my 5th year teaching at Wilder Elementary. My favorite grade to teach, by far, is Kindergarten. browning@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/Browning.jpg
Sheets Megan Sheets, Megan First Grade Teacher First Grade Wilder My name is Megan Sheets and I teach 1st grade. This is my 2nd year at Wilder and my 5th year teaching. I graduated from Drury with degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. My husband, Guy, and I have been married for 13 years and we have 3 kids: Mikinzi, Madalyn and Gavin. I enjoy spending my free time with family and friends, doing anything outdoors and baking. mksheets@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/909/megan sheets.jpg
Moss Danielle Moss, Danielle First Grade Teacher First Grade Wilder My name is Danielle Moss and I teach 1st grade. This will be my 9th year at Wilder, & my 6th year teaching 1st grade. I graduated from Mizzou with degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, as well as a Master of Science in Literacy Education. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband Murray & kids Aubrey (5) & Owen (3). We enjoy being outside, playing with our dog Cooper, watching Cardinals, Chiefs, and Tigers or traveling to visit family and friends. Dnmoss@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/Moss.jpg
Janson Kimberly Janson, Kimberly First Grade Teacher First Grade Wilder My name is Kimberly Janson, and I am a first grade teacher. I have been teaching for 10 years. This will be my 3rd year at Wilder. I earned my Bachelor's degree from Baptist Bible College in 2010 and my Master's degree from Evangel University in 2015. I enjoy visiting my family in Chicago, reading, and spending time with family and friends. My favorite thing about Wilder is the fact that the school is named after one of my favorite authors: Laura Ingalls Wilder! kajanson@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/Janson.jpg
Ozias (Heidi) Dianna Ozias, (Heidi) Dianna Paraprofessional Wilder My name is (Heidi) Dianna Ozias and this is my 2nd year as a Paraprofessional here at Wilder. I received my degree in Elementary Education at Southeastern University and have taught 3rd and 4th grade. I have been married for 24 years and have three kids. Two are at Evangel University here in Springfield and one is a sophomore at Logan Rogersville High School. My family and I love traveling and serving at our church. We lived in China for 10 years and can speak some Chinese. I love the students h diannaozias@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/heidi.jpg
Kaufman Maria Kaufman, Maria Second Grade Teacher Second Grade Wilder My name is Maria Kaufman & I teach second grade at Wilder Elementary. This is the start of my 17th year of teaching & my 6th year at Wilder. My undergraduate degree is from MU and my master's degree is from SBU. In May, I actually completed my second master�s degree in teaching English to students of other languages. I have lived in SW Missouri my whole life. My husband, Justin and I have a goal of exploring every US National Park. I love baking and cooking, movies, & crafts. My favorite things mkaufman@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/Kaufman.jpg
Hayes Janelle Hayes, Janelle Second Grade Teacher Second Grade Wilder My name is Janelle Hayes and I teach 2nd grade. This is my first year at Wilder and my tenth year teaching. I graduated from Drury University with a degree in Elementary Education. I am planning on starting my Masters degree this fall. My husband, Adam, and I moved into a new house this summer! I enjoy travelling and have been to 10 countries. I love serving at my church and going on missions trips. My favorite activity in the world is hanging out with family or friends with a cup of coffee in h jbhayes@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/Janelle Hayes.jpg
Moody Kim Moody, Kim Second GradeTeacher Second Grade Wilder I grew up in the Ozarks! I graduated from Parkview High School, obtained my AA from OTC, my Bachelors in Elementary Education from Drury University, and my Master of Education in Literacy from Evangel University. This is my eighth year teaching. I am so excited to be a Wilder Wildcat! I am not married, no kids, but I do have a crazy tomcat at home by the name of Tigger. I have one older sister and two wonderful nieces. My family loves playing board games and have a lot of fun together. kmmoody@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/kim moody.jpg
Sullivan Lori Sullivan, Lori Third Grade Teacher Third Grade Wilder My name is Lori Sullivan. This will be the start of my 10th year teaching, but my first year at Wilder. I have taught 3rd grade for the majority of my teaching career and I am so glad to be joining Wilder as a third grade teacher too! I received my Bachelors degree from Missouri State University in 2010 and I am currently working on my Masters from MSU as well. In my free time, I enjoy reading, outdoor activities, and spending time with my husband, Ryan and two sons, George (5) and Henry (2). lasullivan@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/lori sullivan.jpg
Hubbs Sherri Hubbs, Sherri Third Grade Virtual Teacher Third Grade Wilder My name is Sherri Hubbs, and I have been teaching since 2003 and started Wilder in 2010. I graduated from Hillcrest High School and received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education at Evangel University and Masters in Teaching Degree at Evangel University. I love to read, go to the movies, spend time with friends and family, especially my two nieces, Henley and Harper. shubbs@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/Hubbs.jpg
Karr Charlotte Karr, Charlotte Third Grade Teacher Third Grade Wilder My name is Charlotte Karr & my 28th year as a third grade teacher at Wilder. I was a substitute teacher for 3 1/2 years before I began my career at Wilder. I graduated from Kickapoo High School. My education degrees are from S.M.S.U. My husband and I have been married for 37 years. We have two sons, one daughter-in-law, & two grandsons. I love to spend time playing with our grandsons & cooking dinner for my family. The students, staff, and parents make me proud to be a Wildcat every day! ckarr@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/Karr.jpg
Harris Ashley Harris, Ashley Fourth Grade Virtual Teacher Fourth Grade Wilder My name is Ashley Harris. I am a 4th grade teacher. This will be my 10th year teaching and my 3rd year at Wilder. I graduated from MSU with a Bachelor of Science in Management. I decided to return to MSU to get my teaching certification. I then went on to SBU to get my Masters in Educational Administration. I have been married to my husband, Pete, for 12 years with two children (Emry-5, Sam-3). anharris@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/Harris.jpg
Heinrichs Christina Heinrichs, Christina Fourth Grade Teacher Fourth Grade Teacher Wilder My name is Christina Heinrichs and I am a 4th Grade Teacher at Wilder Elementary. This will be my 12th year teaching and my 3rd year at Wilder. I have a Bachelors in Elementary Education from MSU in 2007. I have a Masters of Science in Educational Technology. My husband, Ty and I have three beautiful daughters, Bailey (17) Madison, (15), and Riley (11). I am fortunate to work with a group of educators who believe in empowering their students to be lifelong learners. clheinrichs@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/Heinrichs.jpg
Wicklund Alyssa Wicklund, Alyssa Fourth Grade Teacher Fourth Grade Teacher Wilder awicklund@spsmail.org
Barron April Barron, April Fifth Grade Teacher Fifth Grade Wilder My name is April Barron, and I have been teaching since 1996 and started Wilder in 2010. I received my degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Development at MSU. I got a Master's degree in Reading Instruction from GCU and my Master's in Administration from MSU. My family and I love to play and watch sports. I enjoy hiking and floating. I love serving at our church. We have adopted a 18 year old from Ukraine. We have a college junior, Caleb, at MSU and Madi, a senior at Kickapoo. arbarron@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/barron.jpg
Bean Ellyn Bean, Ellyn Fifth Grade Teacher Fifth Grade Wilder My name is Ellyn Bean, and I teach 5th grade. This is my 5th year at Wilder. I graduated from Evangel University in 2014. I have been married to my husband, Dale, for 8 years. We have a 6 year old son, Hudson, a daughter named Addelyn who was born in April, and a dog named, Max. We spend most of our nights watching Dale coach softball and basketball for Strafford. I enjoy spending time with family, shopping, going to the lake and crafting. egbean@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/Bean.jpg
Ott Tiffany Ott, Tiffany Fifth Grade Virtual Teacher Fourth Grade Wilder My name is Tiffany Ott and I am a fifth grade teacher at Wilder Elementary. I am entering my 8th year of teaching at Wilder. I have a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and Masters in Education, Literacy, from MSU. I married my best friend, Randy, in 2012 and I have two incredible step-kids, Karly (18) and Nathan (17). My family and I love the outdoors! I especially love hiking, floating, and lounging on the beach. I'm very blessed to be a part of this wonderful community! taott@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/Ott.jpg
Howser Lisa Howser, Lisa Speech/Language Special Education Wilder/Holland My name is Lisa Howser and I am the Speech-Language Pathologist at Wilder Elementary. I have been a Speech-Language Pathologist with SPS for 11 years and this is my 2nd year at Wilder. My husband, James, and I have two kids, Sarah (20) and David (17). I'm so excited to be here and be a part of the Wilder community! https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/Howser.jpg
Donaldson Melissa Donaldson, Melissa Cross/Categorical Teacher Special Education Wilder My name is Melissa Donaldson, & I am a Special Education Teacher. This is my 26th year of teaching & my 5th year at Wilder. I received my Bachelors in Elementary Education at College of the Ozarks, Masters in Special Education at Walden University and a certification for Visually Impaired from MSU. I love spending time with my two grown boys (ages 23 and 25), family & friends! My favorite thing about Wilder is the family atmosphere when you are in the building. mkdonaldson@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/Donaldson.jpg
David Aubrey David, Aubrey Cross/Categorical Virtual Teacher Special Education Wilder/Sequiota I am the new cross-cat Special Education teacher. I will be split between Wilder and Sequiota. This will be my sixth year teaching, and my second year in Special Education. Prior to Special Education, I taught 4th and 5th grade. I have a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and a Masters in Special Education and Autism Spectrum Disorders. I am coming from Boyd Elementary and am excited to join the Wilder family! adavid@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/aubrey david.jpg
Oliver Cathy Oliver, Cathy CSS Teacher Special Education Wilder I am Cathy Oliver, & I taught regular education at a Christian school for 3 years, a paraprofessional in special education for many years, and have been a teacher in special education at Wilder for 6 years. I have an Elementary degree with a Biblical Studies minor from Evangel. I am married and have 2 kids. We enjoy playing games, watching TV, and going to Branson. We help in the preschool area of our church. I love the support from parents, PTA, our principal, and teachers at Wilder. coliver@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/Oliver.jpg
Dean Rose Dean, Rose C/C Paraprofessional Special Education I am Rose Dean. I am a paraprofessional in the cross-categorical classroom. I joined the Wilder family in October of 2016 for my very first education job! I grew up near Kansas City before moving to the Springfield area. I attended OTC and MSU to acquire my Associates. In my free time, I love to read, paint, or play with my two dogs! I have absolutely loved the friendly atmosphere at Wilder. The faculty & students are all so welcoming & accepting; it is truly a wonderful place to be. srdean@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/Dean.jpg
Haugland Krista Haugland, Krista Occupational Therapist Special Education Wilder I am Krista Haugland the Occupational Therapist at Wilder. I have been an OT for 22 years and 6 years at Wilder. I went to The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN. I enjoy working with Rescue dogs and volunteering with Rescue One, fitness/wellness, and home remodeling. I love the wonderful staff and team I work with at Wilder. khaugland@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/Haugland.jpg
, CSS Paraprofessional Special Education Wilder
Hall Robin Hall, Robin CSS Paraprofessional Special Education Wilder My name is Robin Hall. I have been a para for the CSS classroom for 3 years. I have two children. One boy named D'antae that is 13 years old. He is in the 8th grade at Westport Middle School. I have one girl named Autumn that is 6 years old. She is in the 1st grade at Wilder. I have one dog named Blue. I love working with my students and the staff.� rmhall@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/Hall.jpg
Black Judy Black, Judy Virtual Teacher Wilder I am Judy Black and I have been teaching for 5 years and this is my 2nd year at Wilder teaching Health. I am originally from Texas and graduated from PCC with Elementary Education in Pensacola, Florida. My husband and I both love living here in Springfield where I have subbed. Some of my favorite things to do is being at the gym, going on hikes, biking, and teaching! My goal as a teacher is to empower each student and push them to be the best that they can be so we can have the greatest year ye judithblack@spsmail.org
McBride Laura McBride, Laura ELL Specialist ELL Wilder I have been involved in English Language Education for over 10 years and most recently been an Elementary English Language Learner Specialist at Weller Elementary for 6 years. I love getting to know about cultures and languages through stories from students and families. My husband Luke and I have two kids, Millie who is 4 years old and Beau who is 2 years old. We love to be outside, have kitchen dance parties, and explore new places. I am so excited to be a part of the Wilder family! lmcbride@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/Laura McBride pic.png
Breeding Heather Breeding, Heather Art Teacher Art Wilder My name is Heather Breeding and I started teaching in 2004. I started at Wilder in 2013. I have a BSED in Art Education from Missouri State University. I have a Masters of Studio Art and Theory from Drury University. I love our Wilder community and feel so lucky to be able to do what I do! hbreeding@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/Breeding.jpg
Campbell Jennifer Campbell, Jennifer Librarian Library Wilder My name is Jennifer Campbell, and I have been teaching since 2001. I started at Wilder in 2009. I received my Bachelor degree in Elementary Education and Master degree in Reading. I enjoy reading, baking, and traveling. jcampbell@spsmail.org
Cohen Mitchell Cohen, Mitchell PE Coach Physical Education Wilder My name is Mitchell Cohen. I am the PE teacher at Wilder. This is my third year of teaching, & third year at Wilder. I am assistant footbal coach for Westport Middle. I am from St. Louis, MO. I graduated from MSU with a Bachelor's of Science in Education. I have a wife (Whitney), a 5-year-old step-daughter (Reagan), and a year old daughter (Ryleigh). I love spending time my family, working out, coaching, and outdoors! I am extremely excited to be back at Wilder. mccohen@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/Cohen.jpg
Horton Amanda Horton, Amanda Music Teacher Music Wilder My name is Amanda Horton, and I started teaching in 2013. I started at Wilder in 2017. I have a BME in Vocal from Harding University in Searcy, AR. I enjoy time with my husband, Caleb, spending time outdoors and traveling. arhostetler@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/hostetler.jpg
Wood Kristi Wood, Kristi Head Custodian Custodial Wilder My name is Kristi Wood, I am the Head Custodian at Wilder. I have worked with SPS custodial a total of 17 years with 4 years at Wilder. I grew up in Mt. Vernon, MO and have lived in Springfield 24 years. I have been married to my husband, Darrell, for 24 years and we have 2 children, Kelsey and Dillon My favorite thing about Wilder are the students, they can brighten any day! kkwood@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/Wood.jpg
Johnson Howard Johnson, Howard Custodian Custodial Wilder I am Howard Johnson a Custodian at Wilder. I have have been at Wilder for 3 yr and 4 yrs prior service with system. I have some college from OTC. My favorite thing about Wilder is the staff! hwjohnson@spsmail.org
Glenn Christen Glenn, Christen Learning Specialist Wilder Christen Glenn has been supporting teachers outside of the classroom for the past five years. Christen earned a bachelors and masters degree from Missouri State University. Christen most recently earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Southwest Baptist University. Christen is passionate about fostering collective responsibility of all learners in our system. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, and two kids-Tenley and Eli. cdglenn@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/Christen Glenn.jpg
Bogle Lori Bogle, Lori Process Coordinator Special Education Wilder I am Lori Bogle, and I have been in education for about 20 years. I am married and have 4 grown children and 5 grandchildren. I have experience with different aspects of Special Education. My experience incudes being a SPED Coordinator, Speech Implementer, Psych Examiner, Gifted Teacher, ELL and Homeless Coordinator in smaller districts. I have been an Elementary Counselor for the last 15 years. lpbogle@spsmail.org https://www.sps.org/cms/lib/MO01909182/Centricity/Domain/48/Lori Bogle.jpg
 
 

Section Navigation