OUR STAFF

eXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

NANCY SCHAAF

ADMINISTRATION

Steffie Stout

Administrative Manager | Registrar

Kristy Schmittling

Finance Department

Ashley Shaefer

Producer

William Wolk

Building Manager

Gloria Mwez

Programming Coordinator

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Susan Lewin

Front Desk Coordinator

Jodie Schutt

Front Desk Admistrator | Event Manager | Marketing Coordinator

Nancy Pfister

Front Desk Administrator

Katrina Pimentel

Front Desk Administrator

Janel Schrunk

Front Desk Administrator for DaySpring South County

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Department Heads

Angie Mather

Academy Director | Academy Instructor

Angie is a dedicated educator with over twenty 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 and 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. This will be her 15th year of teaching at DaySpring.

Mariel Lanier

Art Department Head | Art Instructor

Mariel Lanier (nee Heins) graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from Taylor University.  She has taught both privately and publicly in the US and abroad.  She is an experienced prinkmaker in lithography. She has over eight years experience in ceramics and is well versed in drawing and painting and has shown her work in galleries nationally.  Mariel is a St. Louis native, who graducated from Ladue High School.  She is actively involved in her church and Teen Community Bible Study. 

Greg Winchell

Music Department Head | Music Instructor

Gregory Winchell holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Theory and Composition from The Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts at Oklahoma Baptist University. Prior to completing advanced study in music theory, music composition/arranging, and choral conducting, he studied Applied Trumpet in the studio of Mr. Dan Francis, past Principal Trumpet with the Oklahoma City Symphony. Gregory has also completed postgraduate study in education philosophy and methods specific to music education. He has over 40 years of performance and teaching experience with numerous vocal groups, instrumental ensembles, and as a vocal and instrumental soloist.

 

Mr. Winchell is an ordained pastor and an experienced Music/Worship Director. For the past 20 years he has served in a variety of positions with New Covenant Church of St. Louis, MO, currently bringing his leadership to a team of 15 musicians and technicians in the area of Audio-Visual Arts. He is a published songwriter and has worked with church musicians throughout the US as a teaching clinician in the area of ensemble performance and congregational worship etiquette.

 

Mr. Winchell is a Steinway approved Piano Technician, presently providing piano maintenance as the staff technician for The Innsbrook Institute, the University of Missouri St. Louis Music Department, The Touhill Performing Arts Center, and The Saint Louis Ballet. He is a teaching member of the Music Department at DaySpring School of the Arts in Maryland Heights, MO, specializing in beginning instrumental music students.

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Bailey Pashia

Performing Arts Department Head | Performing Arts Instructor

Bailey, is a St. Louis native with over fifteen years of performing and teaching experience in musical theatre. She graduated from Western Illinois University where she earned her BFA in Musical Theatre. After working at various, professional theatre companies as an actor, she decided to follow her heart and start her career as a theatre arts educator. Before joining DaySpring, she taught musical theatre and drama classes at STAGES Performing Arts Academy and Gateway Center for Performing Arts. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Arts Management and Leadership at Webster University. When Bailey isn’t teaching, she is spending time with her husband and daughter, running a successful photography business, and drinking plenty of iced coffee! 

Amber Studebaker

Dance Department Head | Dance Instructor

Amber is excited to return to her hometown of St. Louis after four years of living and teaching in the greater Atlanta area! Her early training began at Carr Lane Visual and Performing Arts School where she cultivated her interest in ballet, jazz, tap, vocal performance, and theater with Vivian Watts, Diane McCullough, and Thomasina Clarke. She continued her studies in ballet, tap, jazz, and musical right here at DaySpring under Robyn Hartley, Ginger Hedrick, Ali Grimshaw, and Nancy Schaaf. It was here that she discovered her love for teaching and performing ballet and was mentored as an assistant teacher until graduating from high school in 2003. She continued her own dance training at St. Louis Ballet School with Ellen Costanza and Gen Horiuchi until attending the University of Oklahoma as a ballet pedagogy major where she had the opportunity to study ballet theory with special focus on the psychology of learning and motivation among dance students. While an undergraduate student at OU she danced with the Oklahoma Festival Ballet for two seasons and received a B.F.A. in Dance in 2010. She returned to St. Louis to continue her teaching career at DaySpring School of the Arts as well as staging and directing performances for her students such as You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown! (2011), selections from La Bayadere (2011), and Are You My Mother? (an original ballet production, 2012). During her time in Atlanta she taught ballet and pointe at all levels for several traditional and competition dance studios around the city. This will be Amber’s fourteenth season teaching dance. Amber has also joined the admin team at DaySpring, so be sure to say hello at the front desk.

Dianne Mueller

South County Coordinator | Musical Theatre & Drama Instructor

Dianne Mueller studied theater at Kansas University and later graduated from the University of Missouri St Louis with a BS in Biology and Chemistry. After working for 10 years in the biochemistry field, Dianne retired and pursued her first love, theater. Dianne began teaching youth choirs in 2002 at Green Park Lutheran School and Christ Memorial Lutheran Church. Dianne also formed a youth drama group at Christ Memorial Lutheran Church and has organized and taught various theater camps. Dianne is very active in St. Louis community theater and is currently the Creative Director of Christ Memorial Productions. She also sits on the Board of Family Musical Theater. In her “spare” time she likes to build and create things. Some of her favorite types of creations are doll houses, gingerbread houses and as of now she is planning to tackle furniture construction.

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OFFICE HOURS

 

Monday-Thursday: 9am-8pm

Friday: 9am-5pm

Saturday: 9am-2pm

Sunday: Closed

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DAYSPRING ARTS & EDUCATION

2500 Metro Blvd.

Maryland Heights, MO 63043

314-291-8878

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