Meet our Amazing Staff!

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Terri O'Daniel

Executive Director

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration


Charting the Life Course Ambassador – UMKC


Kathy Puettmann


Master of Arts in School Administration and Supervision

Bachelor of Science in Special Education


Missouri Principal
Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical K-12
Learning Disabled K-9
Behavior Disorder K-9
Elementary Education 1-8

Years of Teaching Experience:  31


Special education program development
Neurodivergent Teens
Processes and procedures for special education
SPIRE Reading
Curriculum development for unique learners

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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

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Maggie Fitzgerald


Master of Arts in Teaching – Elementary Education


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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Katy Hodge


Bachelor of Arts in Theater

Associates in Business Studies


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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Caitlin Hansen


Bachelor of Science in Education

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Christine Lewis


Bachelor of Science Elementary Education


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


Theology of the Body Institute Graduate

Trauma-Informed Personnel Trainer

Certified Prayer Minister

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Kelsey Heying

Teacher Assistant

B.A. Psychology & Child Development

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Lyndsey Hartmann


Master of Education Early Child Special Education


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


Certified Teacher

Years of Teaching Experience:  15

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Julie Baalmann

Teacher Assistant

Early Childhood Education

Member of Fragile X Syndrome Center of Missouri

CPI Certified

CPR Certified

Years of Childcare/Classroom Experience: 28

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John Houlihan


B.S. History
Master of Education Pending

Years of Classroom Experience: 6 years

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Deacon Paul J. Arthur

Religion Teacher


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


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

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Lucy Baalmann

Teacher Assistant

Kimberly Ojile

Transition Coach

Bachelor of Science Special Education, Elementary Education

Master of Education – Special Education

Graduate Hours in Strategy Training and Professional Development

Years working with children: 40