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Senior Kindergarten Team

Kathleen Bauer

bio_bauer.jpgA teacher for nearly 30 years, Kathleen strives to foster love, connection and follow through in Rossman’s Senior Kindergarten classroom. “When students are safe, settled and structured, they are free to learn and develop,” she says.

Kathleen is also an adjunct professor of education at a local university, an opportunity that allows her to share her passion for teaching with aspiring educators as well as keep up with trends in education.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Kathleen has a heart for serving her community. Married for more than 25 years, she and her husband conduct seminars on a variety of marriage and family-related topics and Kathleen shares her musical gifts with a local retirement community as a soloist for various events. The couple also supports Haven of Grace, Foundation Fighting Blindness, Guns ’N Hoses (Backstoppers), and St. Louis Arc. 

Kathleen loves singing, reading, cooking, biking, and cheering on the Cardinals. She has attended MLB games with her husband and son in more than half of the stadiums across the U.S. and hopes to complete their grand tour someday.

 

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Lauren Brody

bio_brody.jpgA mother of two, Lauren remembers sitting at her desk one day in second grade, looking up at her teacher and thinking, “That is exactly what I want to do when I grow up.” Today she aims to share with Rossman’s Senior Kindergarteners the joy of learning that her own teachers instilled in her.

Lauren endeavors to provide her students a loving and positive learning environment where they feel safe to take risks and know it is OK to make mistakes. She is elated by the happiness on her students’ faces when they have understood a new idea or solved a challenging problem.

Having focused her graduate studies on educational technology and earned a computer endorsement credential with her Bachelors, Lauren uses her expertise to strategically integrate technology into the SK curriculum. She also is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Outside of school, Lauren enjoys visiting St. Louis attractions with her family and rediscovering each one through the eyes of her two children. She also likes to ice-skate and is well on her way to accomplishing her goal of visiting each of the 50 states.

 

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Anne-Marie Christopher

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A Buffalo, New York native, Anne-Marie brings nearly four decades of education experience to Rossman’s Senior Kindergarten classroom. An enthusiastic and compassionate educator with a Masters in Elementary Education, Anne-Marie taught at schools in Indiana, Wisconsin and Illinois before dedicating 32 years to Rossman as a second grade teacher. 

During her short-lived retirement from 2014-2017, Anne-Marie remained connected to Rossman as a substitute teacher, and in 2017 her affection for Rossman’s students brought her back to the faculty as a Senior Kindergarten teacher. 

“I love teaching,” Anne-Marie says. “I look out at the eager faces of your students at the beginning of a school year and know that there may be some ups and downs but at the end of that year those student will look a little older and taller, they’ll be a little smarter and wiser, and I will forever remember them as the ‘best class ever.’ That brings so much joy and satisfaction.”

When she isn’t nurturing and inspiring Rossman’s Seniors, Anne-Marie loves getting lost in a good mystery, being involved at her church, and spending time with her daughter and two grandchildren.

 

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