Academy& Preschool
Instructors

Academy Director

Angie Mather

Angie is a dedicated educator with thirty years of experience. She believes in a creative teaching approach that allows students to interact with information and make it relevant in their lives.  She is passionate about helping students become lifelong learners and her enthusiasm in the classroom is infectious and helps create a positive environment for learning. Angie graduated from Hannibal-LaGrange College in 1987 with a BS in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in Social Studies. She also holds a Missouri Teacher Certification in Missouri for grades one through eight.  She has taught in a variety of venues from preschools, cottage schools, and traditional private and public schools. She has been at DaySpring since 1994 as a parent, volunteer, teacher and now as the Division Head of the Academy

PreAlgebra Instructor

Dayspring academy INSTRUCTORS

Creative Arts Preschool

Laura Gill was raised in the St. Louis area.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from Harding University, in Searcy, Arkansas, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude, and received her Master’s in Social Work with a Concentration in Children and Youth from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.  After receiving her Master’s Degree, she worked for 3 years as an elementary school social worker for the Alton Community School District in Illinois.  She then began working as an adoption specialist for six years, conducting adoption home studies for both domestic and international adoptions.  She also has experience assisting children and families with crisis counseling, trauma and grief support, and child safety issues, including work she has done at St. Louis Children’s Hospital as a pediatric medical social worker.  Laura began teaching Sunday school classes for children at church in 1996 and continues to do so.  In addition, she served for 2 ½ years as the education coordinator for her church’s education program for children ages birth through 6th grade.  Since 1995, she and her husband have been, and continue to be, foster parents for children ages birth through six years old, many of whom have special physical, developmental, and medical needs.  Laura developed and began teaching the Creative Arts Preschool at DaySpring in 2008.  She also enjoys homeschooling her 4 children, all of whom participate in a variety of classes at DaySpring.

Stephanie Graeler

Creative Arts Preschool

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Angela Yonker

Kindergarten

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Caroline Hubble

First and Second Grade

Caroline Hubble was raised in the St. Louis area. She received her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in Special Education from Southeast Missouri State University. After graduation she taught as a Special Education teacher and Case Manager with students in Kindergarten through Middle School. Then she was a private tutor. She has been a volunteer at a local children's rehabilitation center and enjoys serving at her local church. She enjoys learning about health and wellness. She loves coffee, chocolate and Joy FM! She loves baking with her son and going for walks as a family! Her husband, two small children and dog enjoy local family outings! She is a supporter of local businesses, art and education! She is actively involved with MOPS, LLL and loves utilizing the local libraries! Also, she enjoys working with small groups, tailoring lessons to individual's needs and advocating for students while assisting their parents! She looks forward to working with Dayspring families!

Erin Loraine

First and Second Grade

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Jenoa Olson

Third and Fourth Grade

Jenoa Olson is excited to bring her love of teaching to DaySpring Academy. She is a lifelong resident of North County with a degree in Secondary Education, Unified Sciences from the University of Central Missouri. She has previously taught at McCluer North High School, as a long-tem substitute at Trinity Catholic High School, and as a substitute teacher in the Hazelwood School Distirct. In addition to being a Stay-at-home mom for 12 years, she is the Head Coach of the Florissant Swim Team, Boys Diving Coach at Parkway West and Parkway South High schools and Head Girls Swimming Coach at Nerinx Hall High School. She resides in Florissant with her husband and three children and is active at her church, Trinity Church of the Nazarene. If she's not at school or the pool, she can be found on the volleyball court, training for a triathlon, on the softball field or attending one of her kids many extracurricular activities.

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Alicia Whitbeck

Middle School, High School Sciences & Electives

Alicia Whitbeck earned her bachelor's degree in Biology from Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri.  She has worked with students in various capacities including being a tutor, a daycare teacher, and a science lab instructor for homeschooled students in the Rolla area.  Alicia is a science enthusiast and plans to truly bring science to life for the students in her classes through hands on experiments and exploring real life applications for the topics covered in the classroom.  She is also a fan of the performing arts and is excited to support and encourage DaySpring students in that area as well.  Alicia currently resides in Overland with her husband, her two sons, and their dog.

Allen Moore

High School Math, Science, Middle School, and High School Computers

Allen Moore was raised in Springfield, Missouri where he attended Evangel University graduating with a major in Speech/Theatre Education and a concentration in Mathematics.  He tutored Math throughout college with students from middle school through college.  Since college, Allen has taught 13 years in public schools in drama, speech, math, and computer science.  Allen is married to Kristy and together they homeschool their three children.  Allen enjoys reading, bicycling, web design, music, and drama.

Amy Scott

Spanish

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Becky Powell

Middle School and High School Literature

Becky Powell teaches literature and writing because she loves exploring both with young people.  Classroom literature discussions become a chance for students to understand themselves as humans, discover universal truths and grow as a class and individually.  Becky also loves inspiring students to find their voice and express their thoughts and heart through writing. Originally an elementary teacher specializing in English, Becky has taught in a contained classroom, homeschooled, taught literature to kindergarten-eighth grade and now has found a home at DaySpring teaching fifth through twelfth grade.  She finds great joy in knowing each of her students as an individual and seeing them grow in understanding and ability. Becky is a graduate of Baylor University in Education.

Emily Scott

Middle School Social Studies

Emily Scott is thrilled to begin her first year teaching Social Studies to the Dawn Treaders and Springboarders at Dayspring! Emily spent three years as a Secondary Education – Social Studies major at the University of Missouri – St. Louis before graduating in 2015 with her Bachelor’s Degree in History and a certificate from the Pierre Laclede Honors College. During that time, she completed many hours of observation at local middle and high schools, worked with the SUCCEED program for college students with special needs, worked on an honors capstone project examining mid-20th century American literature, and completed a Bachelor’s thesis on the work of women’s suffrage groups in St. Louis, which she presented at the 60th Annual Missouri Conference on History. After completing her degree, Emily began working towards her Master’s degree in World History, while also working as a graduate teaching assistant. She assisted in and taught several undergraduate history courses covering the history of scientific discovery, postbellum American history, and world history, all while completing several courses and an independent study in Latin, and later working as a tutor for the Foreign Language department. Emily graduated with her Master’s degree in May of 2018 after defending her thesis, which covered the effects of popular literature on political attitudes in late-19th and early-20th century Germany. 

In addition to her work in academia, Emily has spent the last 8 years as a dance instructor at Center Stage Dance Studio in Florissant, where she teaches ballet and lyrical to students ages 8-18. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband John-Mark, her son Declan, and her dog Hazel. Emily is looking forward to working for the Academy at Dayspring and believes in the Academy’s progressive approach to education. She can’t wait to share her love of history with her students!

Genevieve Marr

High School History and BizTown

Native of St. Louis, Genevieve Marr is thrilled to bring her cross-cultural experience, teaching enthusiasm and love for history to the DaySpring community. After graduating from John Brown University with a B.S in Biology, she went on to teach 5th grade for a short period in El Salvador. After that, she moved to China, where she lived and taught English for 4 years. For the next 5 years, with a passion to encourage and build up other expats in Asia, she piloted a teacher-support program where she led support groups to Thailand and Mongolia. During her travels, she received a Master of Arts in Teaching from Lee University. More recently, she taught as an interim 4th grade teacher, and currently enjoys being a youth leader at a local church in St. Louis. For fun, she loves playing golf (especially TopGolf), reading historical biographies, and spending time with her husband and two-year old daughter. If you were to start a conversation with Genevieve, God would most likely come up, as he is her treasure and greatest source of hope in her life. She looks forward to teaching and engaging with the students at DaySpring, and makes it her personal goal to inspire students to become life-long enthusiasts of learning!

Mariah Scott

Middle School, High School Sciences, and High School Math

Mariah is a recent graduate of Greenville College, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with endorsements in Biology, Chemistry and Middle School Science and graduated with honors. Mariah has seven years experience working with children ages 2-18 in a variety of settings. Mariah is excited to join the DaySpring staff and looks forward to working with a variety of students and parents.

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Friday: 9am-5pm

Saturday: 9am-2pm

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