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Taylor Midgley: Preschool Teacher/College Student Supervisor

This is my fifth year teaching preschool at CSSC.  I earned my Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and my Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction both from Stephens College.  I am originally from St. Louis, Mo and have lived in Columbia the last 10 years.  I have a passion for children’s literature and my favorite author is Mo Willems.  I am eager to get the year started and cannot wait to see everyone!

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Jennifer Griffin: Preschool Teacher/College Student Supervisor

This is my fourth year teaching at CSSC. I have my Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and completed my Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction both at Stephens College. I live in Hallsville, MO and enjoy spending time with my husband and family. I am passionate about children’s literature and encouraging young readers.

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Lisa Gunn: Science Coordinator/Instructor 

I have my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and my Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. This is my fifth year back at Stephens College. I am excited to be here at CSSC where the school environment supports my belief that education for young children should be about learning to play and playing to learn.  It is my job as the teacher to provide an environment and materials conducive to learning and to guide the child to reach his or her full potential. I love working with both young children and college students.  When I am not here I enjoy reading, going to movies, and spending time with my four grown daughters.

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Lindsey Clifton: Elementary Teacher/College Student Supervisor

I will be starting my 9th year here at CSSC in the Elementary classroom. My family includes my husband Ryan, son Kalen and daughter Kourtney. We enjoy boating, swimming, being outdoors and reading together as a family. I look forward to learning about you and your family

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Dawnavyn James: Elementary Teacher/College Student Supervisor

This will be my 3rd year here at CSSC in the Elementary classroom. I am currently in graduate school at the University of Missouri. Music, art, cooking, shopping and going on adventures are a few of my favorite things. I am very excited for this school year!

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Hannah Vonder Haar: Art Specialist 

This is my 5th year at CSSC. This year I will be working with both Elementary and Preschool as an art specialist!  I can’t wait to explore the arts with our CSSC students! We will dance, act, create and make music together. I love to spend my time making jewelry, foraging and having adventures in nature, and traveling. I am looking forward to this new school year and getting to know you!

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Angie Cochran: Administrative Assistant

I am starting my 5th year at Stephens College. My husband and I have three children, two of which are attending college at Drury in Springfield and the other is starting 7th grade this year. We both love to travel and enjoy attending sporting events. I am looking forward to meeting all the new families starting CSSC this coming year.

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Beth Watson: CSSC Director/Instructor 

My passion for education has been shaped over the past 13 years as a classroom teacher in both the preschool and elementary classrooms and as an instructor in the college classroom.  Through these teaching experiences, I have had the opportunity to work with individual students and create a safe school environment which I want to continue this school year.  My three children will attend the elementary classroom as a kindergartner, first grader and second grader and I am excited for them to have this opportunity.  Please let me know of anything I can do for your family to support a successful year at CSSC.