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Senior Kindergarten Team

Lauren Brody

bio_brody.jpgA mother of two, Lauren remembers sitting at her desk one day in second grade, looking up at her teacher and thinking, “That is exactly what I want to do when I grow up.” Today she aims to share with Rossman’s Senior Kindergarteners the joy of learning that her own teachers instilled in her.

Lauren endeavors to provide her students a loving and positive learning environment where they feel safe to take risks and know it is OK to make mistakes. She is elated by the happiness on her students’ faces when they have understood a new idea or solved a challenging problem.

Having focused her graduate studies on educational technology and earned a computer endorsement credential with her Bachelors, Lauren uses her expertise to strategically integrate technology into the SK curriculum. She also is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Outside of school, Lauren enjoys visiting St. Louis attractions with her family and rediscovering each one through the eyes of her two children. She also likes to ice-skate and is well on her way to accomplishing her goal of visiting each of the 50 states.

 

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Anne-Marie Christopher

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A Buffalo, New York native, Anne-Marie brings nearly four decades of education experience to Rossman’s Senior Kindergarten classroom. An enthusiastic and compassionate educator with a Masters in Elementary Education, Anne-Marie taught at schools in Indiana, Wisconsin and Illinois before dedicating 32 years to Rossman as a second grade teacher. 

During her short-lived retirement from 2014-2017, Anne-Marie remained connected to Rossman as a substitute teacher, and in 2017 her affection for Rossman’s students brought her back to the faculty as a Senior Kindergarten teacher. 

“I love teaching,” Anne-Marie says. “I look out at the eager faces of your students at the beginning of a school year and know that there may be some ups and downs but at the end of that year those student will look a little older and taller, they’ll be a little smarter and wiser, and I will forever remember them as the ‘best class ever.’ That brings so much joy and satisfaction.”

When she isn’t nurturing and inspiring Rossman’s Seniors, Anne-Marie loves getting lost in a good mystery, being involved at her church, and spending time with her daughter and two grandchildren.

 

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ABBIE DUVALL

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A graduate of the University of Dayton in Ohio, Abbie taught at MICDS and in the Ladue and Parkway school districts before joining the Rossman faculty. Fueled by students’ joy for learning, Abbie strives to get to know and understand every child so that she can teach in a way that benefits each one.

Abbie’s belief that students learn best by experiencing the world for themselves translates to interactive, engaging and memorable lessons. She aims to create a classroom environment where students feel comfortable taking risks, working hard and having fun.

Each summer, Abbie teaches sports at MICDS’s Camp Pegasus. A lover of the outdoors, she also spends time every summer in Montana, where she enjoys fly-fishing. Her other hobbies include reading and spending time with friends and family.

 

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