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New teachers at Elsberry School District

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 9:40 am

Elsberry Schools has three new teachers this year in the classroom.

Katie (Watkins) Wilch and Lauren Schulz will be joining the Special Education team as the new elementary and middle school teachers, respectively.

Filling the vacant spot in the kindergarten classroom will be Cara Marty.

Wilch an EHS Graduate of the Class of 2003 brings nine years of experience with her to the Early Childhood program and looks forward to sharing her love of education with the students. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Stephens College. After residing in Columbia, she and her family are excited to be back in Elsberry closer to family and friends.

Although Schulz has experience as a high school English teacher and prior experience as an elementary paraprofessional, she looks forward to her new journey of being a middle school special education teacher. She obtained her degree from Southeast Missouri State and she and her family reside in Wentzville.

When asked about her new adventure in life, Schultz said, “I am looking forward to growing personally and professionally alongside student and faculty at Elsberry Schools.”

Also an Elsberry High School Alum, Marty is excited and thankful to have the opportunity to teach in her hometown. She will begin her first year of teaching, after having just received her degree from Lindenwood University in May.

When asked what her goal was as a kindergarten teacher she said. “It is to be able to foster a love for learning in my students that will last them through the rest of their school years.”

Marty’s parents, Don and Dana Marty, twin sister Myra, and grandma, Betty Momphard are excited to also see her return to the school she grew up in.