Erin Guenther, Assistant Teacher

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Erin has a BS in Mass Communications from Southeast Missouri State University. She was a lead teacher at Sow & Grow Preschool for five years.  She led the development of an outdoor learning space at Sow & Grow with her training from Litzsinger Road Ecology Center. Erin and her husband, JD, have lived in Kirkwood for 21 years. Their three … Read More

Maureen LaGrand, Lead Teacher

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Maureen began teaching at KUM in 2015. She has a B.A. in Elementary Education and Early Education from Missouri State University and an M.A. in Early Childhood Education from Webster University. Maureen is a Kirkwood native who recently moved back to the area with her husband Brian and twin sons, Simon and Henry. She loves reading, gardening and spending time … Read More

Ashley Poelker, Lead Teacher

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Ashley has a B.S. in psychology from Truman State University. She has taught preschool for six years and has worked/volunteered at the St. Louis Crisis Nursery and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Ashley lives with her husband and three children, Adrienne, Leo, and Zoe. She enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, cooking, shopping, traveling, and sunny days!