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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…

Madelyn Ryan

Madelyn Ryan

Mathematics Instructor

Maddy has been teaching math at the Excel Center since 2018. She is a graduate of Lindenwood University, where she earned her B.A. in middle school education. Prior to teaching at the Excel Center she spent time teaching 8th grade.

Leeanne Hedrick

Leeanne Hedrick

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

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…

Kim-King

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…

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Kevin Kinnard

Math and Science Teacher

Kevin teaches science and mathematics at the Excel Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He taught science and mathematics in public schools for over 30 years before becoming a juvenile officer in the 42nd Judicial Circuit for 5 years. He joined the Excel staff in 2018. A veteran of the Missouri National Guard, Kevin enjoys hunting,…

Katie Long

Katie Long

Mathematics Instructor

Katie earned her B.S in Accounting & M.A. Mathematics at the University of Missouri St. Louis. “I began teaching at the St. Louis Excel Center when it opened in 2018. I am truly blessed with this opportunity to help our students and community grow!”

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Josie Butler

College and Career Readiness Counselor

Josie earned her MSW at Saint Louis University and her MA in Religious Studies at Mizzou. Previously she was a program director for a local agency dedicated to serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She also taught English in Japan. “Although I’m new to Goodwill, I’m excited to be a part of the Excel…

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…

John Kennedy

John Kennedy

Springfield Director | Humanities, Fine Arts, Dual Credit

Entering fourth year at the Excel Center and teaches high school courses in English, theatre, and dual credit courses in history, religion, and English. Trained as a historian of religion at the University of Iowa and is completing a graduate certificate in English at Western New Mexico University. Enjoys introducing students to the rigors of…