Meet the Special Area Teachers

  • Mrs. Miller, Library

    Educational Experiences:

    • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from University of Missouri-St. Louis
    • Master of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies from Webster University
    • Math Specialist Certificate from Washington University
    • Library Media Specialist Certificate from Missouri Baptist University
    • 23rd year teaching in the Hazelwood School District
    • 6th year at Lusher Elementary School
    • 2nd year Library Media Specialist
    • 2nd -4th Grade Classroom Teacher
    • Math Interventionist

    Favorite Quote: “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed.
    I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” —Michael Jordan

    I'm inspired by... Children’s creative minds, their joy in simple things, and all their possibilities for the future. People who spread love and kindness to make this world a better and
    brighter place for all of us. My family, who unconditionally love and support me.

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    Mrs. Pearce, ART

    Mrs. PearceEducational Experiences:  Hello Lusher Family!  This will be my 2nd year at Lusher, but my 14th year teaching Elementary Art within HSD.  I earned my BA in Studio Art from Saint Louis University and my MA in Teaching from Lindenwood University.   Prior to teaching, I worked as a Photo Editor, a Graphic Designer, and a Production Artist.

    Favorite Quote:  “[You are] a field of pure potentiality rather than something that is already defined.”  ~ Eckhart Tolle

    I'm inspired by...  other creative individuals who are passionate about what they do, be that an artist, musician, fashion designer, florist, etc.

    Contact information:

    Art Website:  Art with Mrs. Pearce




    Mrs. Hellert-Musick, Music

    Mrs. MusickEducational Experiences: I started teaching in 2000. I spent 7 years in the Jennings schools district before coming to Hazelwood.  This is my 16th year at Lusher.

    Favorite Quote: The only thing better than singing is more singing. - Ella Fitzgerald

    I'm inspired by... KIND people who work hard to overcome obstacles to find success, and then move forward to help others find success too.


    Contact information:


    voicemail: 314-953-3491   

    website: Mrs. Musick's Notes





    Mr. Rico, P.E.

    Educational Experiences:  Bachelor of Arts in Physical/Health Education 

     Masters in Education Administration

     This is my 26th year teaching PE/Health.  It is my 11th in the Hazelwood School District.

    Favorite Quote:   Be Somebody who makes Everybody feel like a Somebody.

    I'm inspired by...  I am inspired by my family.  They bring me so much joy, and they inspire me to always try to be my better self                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Contact information:                                                                                                                                                                                                    Email: rrico@hazelwoodschools.or

                                                                                               Voicemail: 314-954-0192




    Mr. Gibson, P.E.

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