Meet the 2nd Grade Team

  • Mrs. Kuhnert, Room 13

    Educational Experiences: Bachelors in Elementary Education from Mizzou, Masters in Secondary Education from UMSL, 30 additional graduate hours in Library/Media Science from Lindenwood. This year will be my 28th year in education, and my 17th at Lusher.

    Favorite Quote: "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." -Aristotle

    I'm inspired by... getting to know my students as individuals and seeing the smiles and excitement on my students' faces.

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    Ms. Hoelscher, Room 15

      Educational Experiences:   I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Special Education from the University of Missouri at St. Louis.  My Master's Degree is in Curriculum Design and Instruction from the University of Arkansas. I am Reading Recovery certified and have 30 additional hours of coursework from the University of LaVerne.  I have taught 6th, 7th, 8th grade, Special Education cross categorical, Reading Recovery, 4th grade, 1st grade and 2nd over the past 27 years. 

     Favorite Quote:   "Success is not final; failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts".-  Winston Churchill

     I'm inspired by...  those ahh haa moments that happen within the classroom. 

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    Mrs. Withington, Room 16

    Kim Withington

    Educational Experiences:    I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of MO-St. Louis, and a Master's Degree from Arkansas State University in Curriculum Instruction and Design.  This will be my 33rd year teaching, and my 25th year at Lusher.  I have taught middle school, 6th grade, 4th grade, and 2nd grade.  

    Favorite quote:    "When you can't find the sunshine, be the sunshine."  

    I'm inspired by...    students that are willing to try their best and have positive attitudes.

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