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Jana Adams, M.S.
Director

Jana has a B.S. and M.S. in Early Childhood Education from Oklahoma State University. She has 30 years of experience in the field of Early Care and Education. Her experiences include being a preschool teacher, assistant director, director, parent educator and college instructor. She has been with The Lab School since 2008.

Jan Erdman, M.A.
Administrative Assistant
Jan has been with The Lab School since 1993. She has a B.A. in sociology from the University of Illinois and a M.A. in management/human resources from Webster University.


TEACHING STAFF

Deanna Fox, B.S. Elementary Education, Early childhood emphasis.  Deanna's degree is from Western Michigan University.  She has been teaching preschool for 17 years.  This is her second year at The Lab School.

Mary Beth Garasky, B.S. Elementary Education and B.S in Music. Mary Beth's degrees are from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. She has 4 years of preschool teaching experience and 5 years of teaching experience with school age children. This is Mary Beth's second year at The Lab School.

Kathy Randall Kowieski, B.A. Speech Pathology & Audiology, Minor Elementary Education
Kathy has been with The Lab School since 1999. Her degree is from Western Michigan University. Kathy has been teaching 17 years at The Lab School.

Robyn Murphy, B.S. Physical Education
Robyn has 33 years of teaching experience and has been with The Lab School since 1998. She has 22 years experience in early childhood. Her degree is from the University of Missouri and she is in her 18th year at The Lab School.

Susanne Corrigan, M.A.T. Early Childhood Education

Susanne has been with The Lab School since 2011. She has 5 years of preschool experience. Her degree is from Webster University.

Maria Tutskey, B.S. Early childhood Education

Maria's degree is from Harris-Stowe State University. She has 4 years of teaching experience. This is Maria's second year at The Lab School as a teacher.

Kristen Cleveland, M.S. Education

Kristen graduated from the University of Missouri.  She has 20 years of teaching experience with 2 years in preschool. This is her first year of teaching at The Lab School.

Pam Wentworth, B.A. Education
Pam has been with The Lab School for 32 years and has previous experience at the elementary and preschool levels. Her degree is from the University of Montana.


SUBJECT AREA SPECIALIST

Debby Shahan, Movement & Music Teacher, B.S. Medical Technology, Minor/Music
Debby has 10 years of teaching music and movement to young children.  Her degrees are from Missouri State Univeristy. This is her 6th year at The Lab School.

Jan Picco, Gross Motor Teacher, Masters of Education-Special Education, B.S Education. Jan has 30+ years of teaching experience with 20+ years experience teaching gymnastics. She is a returning teacher with 15 prior years of experience at The Lab School. Her degrees are from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

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