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

Georgi Walczyk

Georgi Walczyk

Administrator

Bachelor of Science in Education – Special Education

Lifetime Certifications:

Educationally Mentally Disabled, K – 12

Learning Disabled K – 12

Emotional Disturbed K – 12

Years of Teaching Experience: 18

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Ann Dunn

Nurse/Business Manager

Registered Nurse

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Daniela Morales

Teacher

Master of Arts 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:  23

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

Kim Oglivy

Kim Ogilvy

Teacher

Bachelor of Science in Human Development

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

Years of Teaching Experience: 7

Katy Hodge

Katy Hodge

Teacher Assistant

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:  19

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

John Tardiff

John Tardiff

Religion Teacher

Master’s Degree in Theology of Marriage and Family

Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts

Specialization:

Theology

Years of Teaching Experience: 2

Vickie Schroeder

Vickie Schroeder

Transition Coordinator

Charting the Life Course Ambassador – UMKC

Years of Childcare/Classroom Experience: 28

Steve Notestine

Steve Notestine, Jr.

Writing Teacher

Degrees:

Master of Arts in English

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Certifications:

Certified Teacher

Years of Teaching Experience:  15

Colleen Cantareira

Colleen Cantareira

Communications Coordinator

Charting the Life Course Ambassador – UMKC

Bachelor of Arts Communications

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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

Joanna Frazer

Joanna Frazer

Teacher Assistant

Certification:  Certified Nursing Assistant

Specialization(s): Para, Quadriplegic, Autistic Therapies

Years of Childcare/Classroom Experience: 6 years

Working towards Associate of Applied Science in Behavioral Health

Volunteer at Relay for Life, Megan Meier Foundation, and the her daughter’s Booster Club for competitive dance.

Margaret Obando

Margaret Obando

Teacher Assistant

Associates Degree in Criminal Justice

Volunteer with the Special Olympics.  Marge was raised by a Special Education teacher and volunteered with special needs children throughout her life.

Passionate about animal welfare.

Cathy Hayden

Cathy Hayden

Religion Teacher

 Degree:

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Accounting

Certification:

Working towards Certification in Theology of the Body

Specialization:

Human Sexuality

 

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Tara Curran

Classroom / Office Assistant

Former Academy of St. Louis student

Marquette High School

Years working with children: 6

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

Alli Dunn

Alli Dunn

Director of Diverse Abilities Programs
Chicago Center for Music Education

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy

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Madeleine Puschautz

Music Therapy Teacher
Chicago Center for Music Education

Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy

Cassy O’Daniel

Owner/ Founder and Personal Trainer Finding the Core

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer

Specialization:  Behavior Change, Corrective Exercise, and Senior Fitness

Precision Nutrition Certified

Jeremi Ryan

Personal Trainer Finding the Core

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer