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Ms. Kira Williams

HI! I’M KIRA WILLIAMS AND THIS IS MY THIRD SCHOOL YEAR AS AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER WITH HAZELWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT. I HAVE ENJOYED SUPPORTING STUDENTS, STAFF AND FAMILIES AND LOOK FORWARD TO REFINING SERVICES THIS SCHOOL YEAR!

 

BEFORE JOINING HAZELWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT, I SPENT MY CAREER IN DIRECT SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP ROLES IN EDUCATION, MENTAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES.

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Mrs. Missy Keeven

My name is Missy Keeven and I am a Reading Specialist at McCurdy.  This is my 16th year teaching in the Hazelwood School District and my 3rd year at McCurdy.  I enjoy getting to know all of the students at McCurdy!  When I am not at school, I am spending time with my husband and our two boys, Joey (8) and Luke (6).  In my free time, I enjoy reading and spending time outdoors.

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Ms. Cori Johnson

Hi, my name is Cori Johnson. I will serve as the Reading Specialist at McCurdy Elementary for the 2022-2023 school year. In the past, I have taught first, second, and third grade. In my free time, I love spending time with my family. We enjoy taking long walks, watching movies, and traveling. I have two boys Jase and Caiden and there was a recent addition to our family this year I had a daughter named Ryan Rhee. Jase is 8 years old, Caiden is 6 years old and Ryan Rhee is 5 months.   

I love teaching reading. This year we will explore multiple reading strategies to improve decoding and comprehension. I can not wait to help our mustangs become better readers and enjoy new reading adventures.

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Mrs. Lauren Bax

My name is Lauren Bax and this is my 21st year of teaching in HSD, but my first year at McCurdy Elementary. I am the EL (English Learners) teacher and I am so excited to be a part of the Mustang family. I look forward to helping students learn and grow this year. My husband and I have been married for 3 years and we have an almost 2 year old son. We love to spend time with our family and friends, as well as cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Mrs. Amy Miller

My name is Amy Miller and I'm a teacher assistant here at McCurdy.  This is my 12th year as a McCurdy Mustang!  I grew up in Hazelwood and graduated from Hazelwood West. I live in Florissant with my husband and two sons.  Cooper is in fourth grade and Calvin is in first grade.  They are both students here at McCurdy!  Our favorite thing to do as a family is go camping.

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Mr. Jeffrey Batchelor

Hello my name is Mr. Batchelor and I have been working at McCurdy for the past 6 years. You can see me throughout the school but most often you will see me at the crosswalk at arrival and at dismissal times. I am a Hazelwood School District graduate and lifelong district resident. I am also a graduate of The University of Missouri of St. Louis. I like having fun and working with our Mustangs and enjoy when students are excited to see me throughout the day. I look forward to learning more about the new Mustangs we get every year.

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Mrs. Jamie Fitterer

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Mrs. Heather Abts

Hi! My name is Heather Abts, and I am the Speech Language Pathologist.  This is my eighth year at McCurdy.  I graduated from Truman State University for my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Communication Disorders.  I have a one year old daughter.  I love to read, travel, cook, watch sports, and try new things.

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Dr. Tracy Pelot

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Ms. Tara Schillhahn

Hello McCurdy families! My name is Tara Schillhahn and I am so proud to be joining the McCurdy team for the second year as your child’s school counselor. This is my 19th year in the critical work of supporting children to become their best selves. In this role, I provide classroom counseling lessons, small group counseling, and individual support while partnering with all staff as well as families to ensure student success. I very much believe in outrageous love and unconditional support for all kids! 

 

“No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship”   -James Comer

 

 Please feel free to contact me any time with questions or concerns. I’m so grateful to serve the Mustang community!

tschillhahn@hazelwoodschools.org

314-953-4658