Early Learning Center Teachers

Mrs. Lacey Mooneyham

Phone: 417-724-4065

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Mrs. Lacey Mooneyham

Lacey Mooneyham is a Title 1 Preschool Teacher at the Nixa Early Learning Center. Lacey was born and raised in the area and has taught Title 1 preschool in Nixa since 2005. She has a degree in Early Childhood and a Masters in Education. Lacey's passion is to help prepare kiddos for Kindergarten in a fun, hands on learning environment. She loves her job at the ELC!

Donna Bleau is the Teacher Aide in both Ms. Lacey's AM and PM class.

Mrs. Kristi Sherman

Phone: 417-724-3881

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Mrs. Kristi Sherman

Kristi Sherman is a Pre-K classroom teacher at the ELC. She was born and raised in Springfield, MO. After going to college in Iowa, she taught two years in Braymer, MO before coming to Nixa in 2007.  She taught kindergarten for 7 years, before moving to Early Childhood.  Mrs. Sherman's passion is helping little ones love school and watching them grow from August to May.  She enjoys being their first experience in a school setting, while helping them realize they can do so much on their own.

Mrs. Sherman's PM class' Teacher Aide is Bobbette Lee.

Dr. Jennifer Williams

Phone: 417-724-4054

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Dr. Jennifer Williams

Dr. Jennifer Williams is a Title One preschool teacher at the Nixa Early Learning Center. She has lived in the Springfield/Nixa area for most of her life. She currently lives in Nixa with her husband and two kids.


Dr. Williams has been teaching since 1997. She has taught in Pre-K- 4th grade classrooms, been a literacy consultant for the state of Missouri, and an adjunct professor at several universities. In 2012, she earned her doctorate in teacher leadership with a focus on dyslexia. Dr. Williams is very passionate about providing a preschool environment that develops the whole child (physical, emotional, social, and academic) so that they are ready to be successful in school and life. She also loves to help children with reading problems that may be identified as dyslexia.

Mrs. Marci Ullrich

Phone: 417-724-4055

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Mrs. Marci Ullrich

Marci Ullrich is a Pre-K classroom teacher at the ELC. She has taught in Nixa since 2002 with fifth and second grade experience as well.  Marci has a graduate degree from Southwest Missouri State University and a Masters from Lindenwood University with certifications in both elementary and early childhood education.  This small town Iowa girl has professional entertainment experience and loves to incorporate her passion for music throughout her pre-k day.  Marci enjoys most, the opportunity to build relationships with her classroom families and partner together to help her students reach their full kindergarten readiness potential each year! 

Mrs. Ullrich's AM class' teacher aide is Bobbette Lee.

Mrs. Ullrich classroom blog: The Ullrich Update

Mrs. Jennifer Newberry

Phone: 417-724-4056

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Mrs. Jennifer Newberry

Jennie Newberry teaches at the Early Learning Center. Her morning class is a combined three year old and four year old class. Her afternoon class includes students going to kindergarten the following school year. Mrs. Newberry has her undergraduate degree from Missouri State University and her master's degree from Lindenwood University. She is certified to teach ages birth through 6th grade. She has taught in Nixa since 2001. Before coming to the Early Learning Center, she taught kindergarten at Century Elementary for five years. Mrs. Newberry's passion in early childhood education! She enjoys seeing the academic and social-emotional progress that children make throughout the school year. She also loves visiting nursing homes, hospitals and classrooms (including her own) with her therapy dog, Charlie!

 

Mrs. Newberry's teacher aide for her AM class is Tammy Decker.

Ms. Kristan Martin

Phone: 417-724-4059

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Ms. Kristan Martin


Early Learning Center Teacher Aides

Mrs. Donna Bleau

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Mrs. Donna Bleau

Donna is the teacher aide in Ms. Lacey's AM and PM classes.

She has worked for Nixa since 2002.

Mrs. Kristi Piepmeier

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Mrs. Kristi Piepmeier

Kristi Piepmeier is a AM teacher aide in Dr. William's room and the PM aide in Mrs. Martin's room.

Kristi received her Bachelors degeee in Child and Family Development from MSU in 1998 and lived in St. Louis and Camdenton before moving back to the area in 2005.  Before coming to the Early Learning Center in 2012, Kristi was hired by MSU for the Child Devolopment Lab and spent time as a parent educator.  Kristi enjoys watching the students from the beginning to the end of the year as they grow and develop to accomplish things they were not able to do! In her free time, she enjoys watching her own children compete in various activities.

Mrs. Bobbette Lee

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Mrs. Bobbette Lee

Mrs. Tammy Decker

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Mrs. Tammy Decker