Poplar Bluff Staff Directory
- Career Counseling
- Life Coaching
Vicki earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Math and Statistics from Southeast Missouri University. She has 13 years experience in education working with students of all abilities. Currently, she teaches Math Lab, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Personal Finance and Economics. She is a veteran of the US Army and enjoys spending time with her husband and 5 kids while working on her farm in her spare time.
Beth Fox is the Career and Readiness Coach at the Poplar Bluff Excel Center. She was a counselor at Three Rivers College for 18 years and taught high school English for 11 years before retiring in 2019. She joined the Excel staff in 2019. Beth enjoys spending time on the Current River, at the beach, and playing golf. She and her husband Bobby have four children and a perfect pup named Luna.
Jessica is the Daycare Director at Kid’s Excel. She has worked with children for 20 years and just recently earned a master’s degree from Hannibal LaGrange University. In her spare time, she loves to travel and explore new places with her family.
Blane is the Director of the Excel Center in Poplar Bluff since its beginning in October of 2018. As a public school educator he taught science, coached baseball and basketball, was a high school principal and retired as a superintendent after 30 years.Blane enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, enjoying many outdoor activities and working on old cars.
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, fishing, backpacking, and floating in Missouri’s rivers.
Jeri works as a Life Coach at the Poplar Bluff Excel Center. She is from Eminence Missouri but has lived in Poplar Bluff since 2001. Jeri graduated from Three Rivers College with an Associate of Arts degree and went on to get her bachelor's degree in psychology from Central Methodist College. She is currently a Certified Master Life Coach. Jeri worked in mental health for 6 years before joining the Excel team in 2018. Jeri has one son named Ayden, and is a member of Westside Church of God and stays active in the community by helping with various fundraisers. Jeri loves playing sports, helping people reach their goals, music, singing and spending time with her son, family and friends.
Tiffany has worked as a Life Coach at Poplar Bluff Excel Center since 2018. She previously worked at a law firm for 4 years. She has been a single mom until she met her wonderful husband who supported her while she earned a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management and a Masters in Business Management. She has 2 sons, 1 daughter, and 2 step-sons and is very proud of all 5 of them. At 40 she participated in the Tough Mudder. She enjoys hanging out with her husband, looking at flea markets, fishing, and enjoying the beach. She also teaches Spin class and Circuit Training at her local gym.
Donna earned a Bachelor of Science in Middle School Education with minors in math and English from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She is certified to teach middle school math and high school math and English. She teaches a variety of subjects at the Excel Center including English, fine arts, and social studies. Donna came into the educational field later in life. She started college at age 50 after homeschooling her children and sending them off to college. After graduation, she taught public school math for a couple of years before accepting a position at the Excel Center in Poplar Bluff in 2018. She lives on a homestead in southeast Missouri with her husband of over 40 years, her son and daughter-in-law, her three grandchildren, and her many pets and small farm animals. Donna’s daughter lives with her husband and three grandpets in the Seattle, WA area.
Amanda earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Arts in English Studies at Southeast Missouri State University. For five years she taught English for grades 9-12 at Leopold High School. She has been with the Excel Center since 2018 teaching English, social studies, and dual credit courses. She has also been an officer and active member of the Southeast Missouri English Teachers Association since 2014 and has led various panels and roundtables on techniques of teaching English. She reads fiction submissions at The Big Muddy journal and is a guest editor at The Cape Rock journal. She also writes her own fiction and poetry and has 18 publications in various journals.