Mrs. Anita Perry

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Mrs. Anita Perry

I grew up in north St. Louis.  I’ve been a registered nurse for 38 years. I earned a Diploma in Nursing from Saint Louis Municipal School of Nursing in 1980, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri St. Louis in 2013.

I have been the school nurse at McCurdy for 17 years.  Prior to coming to McCurdy, I was a staff nurse at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and worked there for more than 21 years. I worked on the medical-surgical, hematology-oncology and bone marrow transplant units.

I’m passionate about nursing, especially school nursing. I attend workshops regularly to keep current with new trends in healthcare so I can better serve the students, staff, and community.

I enjoy family time, reading, fishing, watching all sports, and knitting. I also enjoy traveling as my husband and I try to explore new places.

I have two adult children and an adorable terrier mix rescue, and I’m looking forward to becoming a grandmother.

Mrs. Amy Tricamo

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Mrs. Amy Tricamo

This is my sixth year as one of the Reading Specialists at McCurdy Elementary.  Previously, I taught 3rd grade and reading at Russell Elementary for 21 years.  I graduated from the Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, then later a Master’s degree in Elementary Education with Reading Specialization. 

My husband and I have 2 teenagers, Luciano, 18, & Jadyn, 16, both play soccer and enjoy socializing with friends.  We love watching their games, going to our farm and gardening.  

My goal for our McCurdy Mustangs is to help each of them reach their potential in reading and guide them to develop a natural love of reading.  Please visit “McCurdy Reading Roundup” website for lots of resources:  https://sites.google.com/hazelwoodschools.org/mccurdyreadingroundup

Ms. Sandy Presta

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Ms. Sandy Presta

My name is Sandy Presta.  I am one of the Reading Specialist at McCurdy.  I have taught in Hazelwood School District for 19 years, but this is my 4th year at McCurdy. I am a former 1st grade teacher and loved teaching reading, so I decided to become a Reading Specialist. Being a Reading Specialist not only allows me to help my students with reading, but share my love of reading with them, too.  I believe that reading can enlarge your world to places you could only dream of being.

Mrs. Ruth Juhlin

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Mrs. Ruth Juhlin

Hello!  Bonjour!  Jambo! Merhaba! Chao Mung! Holla!  I’m Mrs. Juhlin.  This is my 4th year teaching ESOL: English for Speakers of Other Languages.  Before that, I was a school nurse.  I am from Canada, speak French, English and a little Swahili, and have lived in Quebec, Burundi, DRC and Kenya.  Missouri is my adopted home now.  I’m married and have 3 children: 2 girls in college and 1 boy in high school.   I love helping new students learn English and adjust to life in the U.S. 

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Mrs. Amy Miller

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Mrs. Amy Miller

Hi, my name is Amy Miller. I am a teacher assistant and my job is awesome because I get to be a teacher in every classroom! I live in Florissant with my husband and two sons.  My older son, Cooper, is a kindergartener here at McCurdy!  My younger son is 2 and his name is Calvin.  Our favorite thing to do as a family is go camping.

Mr. Jeffrey Batchelor

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Mr. Jeffrey Batchelor

I am lifelong resident of St. Louis and a graduate of Hazelwood West High school and the University of Missouri of St. Louis. I am a HUGE of the St. Louis Cardinals, and will cheer them forever. I am also an avid model builder and spend too much money on model paints. I enjoy making and building relationships with students and one of my favorite things to see and hear is students that are excited to see me throughout the day.

Mrs. Jamie Fitterer

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Mrs. Jamie Fitterer

Mr. Ken Mayo

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Mr. Ken Mayo

Mr. Mayo joined the McCurdy school community this year with prior experience in the University City school district and the Family Court of Saint Louis.  He lives in Saint Louis with his wife and three children.

Mrs. Heather Abts

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Mrs. Heather Abts

“This is Mrs. Abts’ fourth year as the Speech Language Pathologist at McCurdy.  Before that she was at West Middle in Hazelwood for two years, and in elementary for two years in Columbia, Missouri.  She graduated from Truman State University for both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Communication Disorders.  She has found a love for helping children to communicate, and is excited for a new year at McCurdy!”

Dr. Tracy Pelot

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Dr. Tracy Pelot

Mrs. Rachel Pursley

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Mrs. Rachel Pursley

For the past five years, I have been the counselor at McCurdy. I earned my Master’s degree from Missouri Baptist University. As a counselor, I work with staff and parents to do what is best for each child. My goal is to help them reach their fullest potential. This year will be my 20th year in education. Previously I have taught at the middle school and elementary level. I am married to a wonderful husband and have one child who is in 8th grade this year.