Meet our Amazing Staff!

Terri O'Daniel

Terri O'Daniel

Executive Director

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Certification:

Charting the Life Course Ambassador – UMKC

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Daniela Morales

Principal

Master of Science in Educational Leadership

Bachelor of Science in Special Education

Certifications:

Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical K-12

Early Childhood

English as Second Language

Years of Teaching Experience:  24

Specializations:  Autism, Positive Behavioral Support, Co-Creator of STOP and Relax Relaxation Curriculum (C)

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Ann Dunn

Nurse/Business Manager

Registered Nurse

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Colleen Cantareira

Office Manager

Bachelor of Arts Communications

Charting the Life Course Ambassador – UMKC

Maggie Fitzgerald

Maggie Fitzgerald

Teacher

Master of Arts in Teaching – Elementary Education

Certifications:

Elementary Education (1-6)

Special Education (K-12)

Working towards Math Specialist Certification

Guided Reading

Wilson Reading Specialist

Years of Teaching Experience: 9

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Anna Richardson

Teacher

Degree Fostering Resilience in “At Risk” Children and Youth

Bachelor Degree in Special Education

Applied Educational Psychology M.B.A.

Specialization:

Mild/Moderate Cross-Categorical K-12

Years of Classroom Experience

20

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Katy Hodge

Teacher

Bachelor of Arts in Theater

Associates in Business Studies

Certifications:

Provisional Teaching Certificate in Special Education

IBCD Biblical Counseling and Care Ministry Certification in Progress

Years of Childcare Experience:  20

Specialization:  Children’s Ministry, STEPS Mentor, CPR, Child Safety

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Kathy McGrath-Ray

Teacher

Master of Education Special Education

Certification:

K-12 Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical

Years of Childcare/Teaching Experience: 24

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Christine Lewis

Teacher

Bachelor of Science Elementary Education

Certifications:

Certified in Mentally Handicapped K-9

Elementary Education 1-5

Years of Teaching Experience: 20

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Kelly Winter

Event Coordinator/Auction Chair

 B.S.N

Theology of the Body Institute Graduate

Trauma-Informed Personnel Trainer

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Pat Gray

Teacher Assistant

B.S. Education

Certifications:

Elementary Grades

Years of Childcare Experience:  28

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Kelsey Heying

Teacher Assistant

B.A. Psychology & Child Development

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Lyndsey Hartmann

Teacher

Master of Education Early Child Special Education

Certifications:

Special Reading – K – 12

Early Childhood Education – B-3

 Elementary Education 1-6

 Mild/mod Cross Categorical K-12

Early Child Special Education B-3

Years of Teaching Experience: 10

Steve Notestine

Steve Notestine, Jr.

Writing Teacher

Master of Arts in English

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Certifications:

Certified Teacher

Years of Teaching Experience:  15

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Kerry Cook

Transition Coach

Graduate Certificate in Journalism

B.S. Economic History

Certifications:

UMKC-Charting the Lifecourse Ambassador (Pending)

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Julie Baalmann

Teacher Assistant

Early Childhood Education

Member of Fragile X Syndrome Center of Missouri

Years of Childcare/Classroom Experience: 25

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John Houlihan

Teacher

B.S. History
Master of Education Pending

Years of Classroom Experience: 6 years

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Samantha Ellison

Counselor

Bachelor in Psychology

Years of Childcare/Classroom Experience: 7 years

Working towards Masters Degree in Social Work

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Deacon Paul J. Arthur

Religion Teacher

Certifications:

Certified School Psych Examiner K-12

Counselor 7-12

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Gabby Pattrin

Teacher Assistant

Majoring in Intercultural Learning

Minor in Leadership – in Process

Years of Childcare/Classroom Experience: 3 years

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Tara Curran

Classroom / Office Assistant

Former Academy of St. Louis student

Marquette High School

Years working with children: 7

Volunteers at Holy Infant PSR assistant catechist andHoly Infant Vacation Bible School