Meet the 1st Grade Team

  • Mrs. Lawless, Room 5

    Educational Experiences:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood, University of Missouri-St. Louis
    • Master's in Special Reading K-12, University of Missouri-St. Louis
    • 32nd year of teaching, 26 of those years at Lusher
    • I have taught First, Second, and Third grades. 

    Favorite Quote:  "Everything happens for a reason. Just believe!"

    I'm inspired by... My students and colleagues inspire me every day to be the best teacher I can be!

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    Mr. Schaper, Room 6

    Educational Experiences:

    • 2 years of teaching experience
    • 7 years of educational experience total
    • Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, Southeast Missouri State University
    • I have taught 1st and 4th grade. First year at Lusher!

    Favorite Quote: Be happy! It drives people crazy!!

    I'm inspired by... Children who give level 4 effort in everything they do.


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    Mrs. Arnold, Room 7

    Educational Experiences: 

    • Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from the University of Evansville.
    • Master of Arts in Teaching from Lindenwood University. 
    • I have taught Preschool, Kindergarten, First, Second and Third Grades over the past 27 years.

    Favorite Quote:  "A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark."

    I'm inspired by...  the children who have walked through my doors and the wonderful teachers that I have worked with throughout the years.

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    Mrs. Triplett, Room 9

    Educational Experiences: 

    • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education: Mild/Moderate Disability: Cross Categorical, Grades K-12 from the University of Missouri- St. Louis (UMSL)
    • I've worked in education for 5 years. 
    • This is my second year as an educator. Last year I taught 2nd Grade.

    Favorite Quote: "Things to remember: tomorrow is a new day, making mistakes is part of life, saying 'no' is okay, not everyone has to like you, and beauty & strength come from within."

    I'm inspired by... family, friends, and students. Every day is a new day and as a community we continue to learn from each other. 

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