PRESENTERS

Jennifer Albano B-9
Parent Educator, Wentzville R-IV School District

Elizabeth Argo 43
Youth Coordinator, Maryville Public Library

Mallory Baurichter 29, 57
Yoga Instructor, Sunlight Family Yoga

Tina Bernskoetter 35
Director-Executive Services, Missouri Head Start Association

Paula Berry 5, 9
Coordinator, Project Construct

Elizabeth Betebenner 78
Speech-Language Pathologist, Joplin School District

Deb Bisges 41
Public Health Consultant Nurse, Child Lead Program, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Joan Bishop 17
Preschool Teacher, Belton 124 School District

Tiffany Bollmeyer 2
Kindergarten Teacher, Lafayette Co. C-1 School District

Carol Bolz 55
Program Specialist, Mid-America Head Start

Jenni Brasington 22, 49

Asia Brockman 94
Senior Child Development Teacher, University of Missouri – Kansas City

Kandess Brownfield 83
Lead Parent Educator, Francis Howell R-III School District

Cindy Burks 65
Program Administrator, Missouri Department of Social Services

Patsy Carter A-5, B-10
Director, Department of Psychiatry -University of Missouri

Cynthia Chasteen 51
MELL Instructional Consultant, Heart of Missouri RPDC

Ronda Chesney 18
Facilitator, Project Construct

Brian Conley 64
Pediatrician

Elizabeth Crandall 94
Senior Child Development Teacher, University of Missouri – Kansas City

Alicia Curran A-3, 25
Missouri Ambassador CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” Program, University of Missouri Health Care

Clint Darr 77, 93
Afterschool Regional Educator, Missouri Afterschool Network

Gina Dattilo 81
Inclusion Specialist, United 4 Children

Michelle Dickerson 83
Parent Educator, Francis Howell R-III School District

Kathy Drews 12, 16
Coordinator, MPP Learning Communities

Lisa Edinger 82, 99
Preschool Teacher, Eldon R-I School District

Katie Epema A-4
Parents as Teachers Coordinator, Jefferson City School District

Lisa Farmer 100
Nutrition Specialist, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Melissa Finneseth D-21
Speech-Language Pathologist, Lee’s Summit R-VII School District

Denise Fleming 10, Keynote

Jackie Geisler 80, 95
Early Childhood Paraprofessional, Lone Jack C-6 School District

Carla Godfrey C-14
Consultant, Missouri Parents as Teachers Professional Development Program

Kris Grbac C-15, D-18
AuD., CCC-A., Missouri State University, MOHear Project

Sara Grieb 62
Parent Educator, Wentzville R-IV School District

Tracy Halphin D-21, 86
Lead Parent Educator, Missouri Parents as Teachers Association

Megan Hammann 96
Program Manager, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Catherine Harbison C-15, D-18
Missouri Newborn Hearing Screening Program Manager, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Sarah Harraman 69
Early Education Teaching and Learning Coach, Independence School District

Judy Harris Helm Keynote, 1

Paula Harvey C-14
Consultant, Missouri Parents as Teachers Professional Development Program

Brandy Haughey 71
Lead Teacher, Sedalia 200 School District

Carrie Haynes 91
Title Reading and Math Teacher, Dexter R-IX School District

Ginger Henry 37
Special Education Services Coordinator, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

‘Tisha Hensel D-22
Consultant, Missouri Parents as Teachers Professional Development Program

Tom Hobson Keynote, 61

Sarah Howard 46
Youth and Community Services Manager, Daniel Boone Regional Library

Jen Jacobsmeyer D-22
Consultant, Missouri Parents as Teachers Professional Development Program

Tracy James 19, 87
Director, First Presbyterian Preschool

Alexandra James A-2, B-8
Assistant Clinical Professor of Child Health, University of Missouri

Debbie Jameson 79
Director of English Language Arts, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Stephanie Kane A-6
Supervisor, Rockwood R-VI School District

Shauna Kerperin 64, 86
Executive Director, Missouri Parents as Teachers Association

Sarah Key 58
MOA Review Team Assessor, Missouri Accreditation

Alesha Kinyon 44
Preschool Teacher, Community Childcare Learning Center

Mary Krekeler 86
Vice President, Missouri Parents as Teachers Association

Debbie Lakin 42
Parent Educator, Parents as Teachers

Melissa Lamb B-9
Parent Educator, Wentzville R-IV School District

Susan Lane 74
Administrator of Tuition Based Programs and Parents as Teachers, Francis Howell R-III School District

Beth Ann Lang 34
Chief Program Officer, Child Care Aware of Missouri

Chelse Lawrence 24
Area Supervisor – Head Start, Early Head Start and Home Based, Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation Head Start

Shelli Lee 18
Coordinator, Project Construct

Rachel Lemkemann 31
Preschool Teacher, St. Charles School District

Amy Lewis 87
Kindergarten Teacher, Rolla School District

Sheila Lewis 26, 54
Parents as Teachers Coordinator, Center 58 School District

Beth Loethen C-12
First Steps Area Director, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Mike Longoria Keynote, 75, 89

Beverly Luetkemeyer 37
Director of Special Education Compliance, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Kelly Lynch 98
Assistant Director, Academy of Early Childhood Learning

Michelle Mathews 70
Director of Child Development Lab, University of Missouri

Saundi McClain-Kloeckener 32
Retired Educator

Melissa McCord 74
Parent Educator, Francis Howell R-III School District

Velda McKenzie 76, 90

Kristen McKinney 56
Director of Science, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Brad Mears 20, 40, 47

Adele Meister 62
Parent Educator, Wentzville R-IV School District

Susan Meyers 85
Senior Child Development Specialist/Classroom Coach, University of Missouri – Kansas City

Diane Miesner 66
Preschool Teacher, St. Andrew Preschool

Fred Miesner 66
Preschool Teacher, St. Andrew Preschool

Sarah Miesner 73
Second Grade Teacher, Nixa Public Schools

Ginger Miller 67
Education Consultant, Missouri Department of Conservation

Michelle Miller 101
Preschool Teacher, Ritenour School District

Elizbeth Moberly 80, 95
Early Childhood Teacher, Lone Jack C-6 School District

Jane Moldenhauer 6, 11
Owner/Director, M&M’s Kids Kampus

Melinda Monroe 45
Chief Executive Officer, Nurses for Newborns

Kathryn Moore 28
Education Consultant, Missouri Department of Conservation

Brett Moore A-2, B-8
Assistant Clinical Professor of Child Health, University of Missouri

Alyssa Morrow 23
Lead Teacher, University of Missouri – Kansas City

Don Nicholson C-16
Extension Professional, University of Missouri Extension

Kathy Nicholson D-20
Parent Educator, Palmyra R-I School District

Tiffany Noble 13
Kindergarten Teacher, Lafayette Co. C-1 School District

Emily Norton 27
Education Manager, The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum

Paula Nowak 4, 8
Preschool Teacher, Wellington-Napoleon R-IX School District

Dillon Ohlemiller 45
Former First Steps Recipient

Misty O’Keefe 84
Chief Business Officer, Child Care Aware of Missouri

Anita Pandey 51
Professor, Morgan State University

Parents as Teachers A-1

Jennifer Parks 13
Kindergarten Teacher, Lafayette Co. C-1 School District

Wendy Parrett 88
Conservation Education Consultant, Missouri Department of Conservation

Pradnya Patet 59
Director, Mosaic Child Care and Education Center

Kimberly Penton 44
Preschool Teacher, Community Childcare Learning Center

Nicole Petet 4, 8
Preschool Teacher, Wellington-Napoleon R-IX School District

Larah Petty 63
Preschool Teacher, Little Learners Academy

Stephanie Phillips 101
Preschool Teacher, Ritenour School District

Emily Porter 67
Conservation Educator, Missouri Department of Conservation

Felicia Powers 91
Assistant Principal, Dexter R-IX School District

Polly Prendergast 85
Senior Director, University of Missouri – Kansas City

Angie Presley 24
Area Supervisor – Head Start, Early Head Start and Home Based, Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation Head Start

Elizabeth Quiggins 15
Assistant Director, St. Charles Community College Child Development Center

Jo Anne Ralston D-19
Early Learning Coordinator, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Cindy Reese A-3, 25
Program Coordinator, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Kristi Reynolds B-11
Consultant, Missouri Parents as Teachers Professional Development Program

Brittany Rice 68
Paraprofessional, Hannibal School District

Janet Rinehart 16
Director, Project Construct

Karen Rinne 69
Early Education Teaching and Learning Coach, Independence School District

Ernesto Rodriguez 22, 49

Cindy Rouner 38, 53
Director, Northwest Missouri State University

Rhodanne Schiller 72
Consultant, Missouri Head Start Association

Chris Schmidt 92
Special Instructor, Missouri First Steps

Dr. Dave Schramm Keynote, B-7, 33

Amanda Schwartz 34
Deputy Director, T.E.A.C.H. MISSOURI Scholarship

Sarah Sherman 86
Consultant, Missouri Parents as Teachers Professional Development Program

Judy Simpson 97
President/Chief Operating Officer, TodayCare Children’s Centers

Cathy Slade 97
Head Start, Early Head Start Coordinator, Missouri Association for the Education of the Young

Janis Smalley 26, 54
Lead Parent Educator, Hickman Mills C-1 Schools

Katy Smith 31
Preschool Teacher, St. Charles School District

Ashley Smith 63
Owner, Little Learners Academy, The Learning Tribe

Jennifer Smith 68
Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, Hannibal School District

Karrie Snider 38, 55
Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education, University of Central Missouri

Fran Snow 88
Volunteer Naturalist, Missouri Department of Conservation

Amber Sobery 32
Early Interventionist, Families First and Missouri First Steps

Michael Sophir 86
Evalution and MIECHV Data Analyst, Missouri Parents as Teachers Association

Pamela Speer 30, 58
Executive Director, Missouri Accreditation

Tracy Spurck 39
Consultant, Missouri Parents as Teachers Professional Development Program

Lori Steele 17
Preschool Teacher, Belton 124 School District

Jill Steffens 6, 11
Owner, M&M’s Kids Kampus

Carolyn Stemmons 35
Assistant Director, Missouri Head Start State Collaboration Office

Charles Stephenson C-13, D-17
Executive Director, Powerhouse Community Development Corporation

Craig Stevenson 36
Director of Policy and Advocacy, Kids Win Missouri

Julia Stone 3, 7
Preschool Teacher, Clinton School District

Tracy Stroud
Pediatrician, Thompson Center

Abbie Struchtemeyer 2
Kindergarten Teacher, Lafayette Co. C-1 School District

Angela Thro 50
Occupational Therapist, Orchard Farm R-V School District

Julie Tubbs 27
Director of Community Interactions, The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum

Michelle Vaught 71
Lead Teacher, Sedalia 200 School District

Kristin Walls 29, 57
Yoga Instructor, Sunlight Family Yoga

Carly Walton 14, 52
Owner, Peapod Learning Center

Joy Wanner Sweeney 96
Executive Director, Council for Drug Free Youth

Kimberly Weakley A-4
Parents as Teachers Coordinator, Farmington R-IV School District

Beth Weaver D-20
Parent Educator, Canton R-V School District

Connie Wilkinson 78
School Psychological Examiner, Joplin School District

Brian Williams C-13, D-17
Executive Director, Randolph County Caring Community Partnership

Clarissa Willis 48, 60

Wanda Wilson 65
Program Development Specialist, Missouri Department of Social Services

Dana Winters Keynote, 21

Cathy Wood 41
Health Program Representative, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Paula Wright B-11
Parents as Teachers Consultant, Rockwood R-VI School District

Erika Yocom 43
Early Childhood Educator, Northwest Missouri State University

Sarah Young 100
Nutrition Specialist, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Jo Ellen Zack A-6
Parent Educator, Francis Howell R-III School District