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MariBeth Couch

Maribeth Couch

M Ed in Counseling Worked in Community Mental Health and Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Maggie Jackson

Maggie Jackson

Teacher: Math Lab, Pre-Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 1A

BS in Secondary Mathematics Education- University of Missouri-Columbia

Maggie Brotherton

Maggie Brotherton

English Language Arts Instructor

Maggie earned her B.A. in Education from University of Missouri. She has over 30 years of teaching experience, most of which was in the public school system. "The Excel Center offers second chances for people who "want" to go back to school. Helping people who chose to better themselves is a true privilege. Who wouldn't want to be a part of that?"

Leeanne Hedrick

Leeanne Hedrick

BA English, BA Writing, BA Education-Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, CA


Laura Rea

Lead Daycare Teacher

Mother of two, soon to be three. I have worked with the Excel Center Daycare for 4 years and have been the lead teacher for 3. I love being able to help the children learn and play while their parents are working on getting their education.


Kristin Williams

Kristin is a Life Coach at the Florissant Excel Center.  As a lifelong learner herself, she loves to work with adult learners to further their education and work through barriers to achieve success. She earned her BS in Psychology and Human Resources from Webster University, her MBA from Webster University and most recently her Masters of Science in Industrial Organizational Psychology.  Kristin is also a certified Life and Health Coach. Her professional experience includes life coaching, health coaching, and career development through the lens of human resource management. Kristin’s favorite quote is “Never compare your journey with someone else’s, your journey is your journey, not a competition.”

Kristen Kramlich

Kristen Kramlich

Social Studies Instructor

Kristen earned a BA in Secondary Education and History from Drury University and her MA in Social Science Education from Webster University. She began her teaching career in 2011 and has taught middle school, high school, and adult education. She absolutely loves adult education and feels like the Excel Center is exactly where she is supposed to be! It feels like home!

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Kim Thacker

Daycare Director

Kim Thacker taught Headstart for three years before becoming Daycare Director for the Poplar Bluff Goodwill Excel Center. Prior to her career working with children, she worked for 12 years as a nurse. She has a Bachelors in Educational Studies and an Associates in Elementary Education.


Kim King

Education: Master of Science in Health Promotion and Wellness Management from Missouri State University; Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Emphasis in Mathematics, Spanish, Language Arts from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. I have a vast job history which has lead me to the Excel Center and I still have a list of professions that I am interested in possibly pursuing when "I grow up". I am an educator by heart, education, and profession. I enjoy meeting new people, fostering friendships, educating people, and learning new things every day. I love spending time traveling and experiencing life's moments with family and friends.

John Sepanski

John Sepanski

Mathematics Instructor

John earned his B.S. Mathematics from Millikin University, and a M.S. Technology Education Walden University. He spent 33 years as a mathematics teacher, and Department Chair public schools in St. Charles and St. Louis Co. Outside of school, John enjoys spending time with his family and racing sailboats."There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those that understand binary code and those that don't."