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Jamie Baker@MrsBaker_LPS

Jamie is our 3rd through 5th grade language arts teacher, joining us from Nashville, Tennessee. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Lipscomb University in elementary education and a specialized certification in K-12 physical education. This is Ms. Baker's 12th year of teaching, so it's no surprise that she does a great job refining our students' skills in reading, writing, and speaking!

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Tonya Dunkley@MrsTonya_LPS

Tonya teacher our science courses for first and second grades, and social studies for kindergarten through second grade. Ms. Tonya graduated from NCW with a bachelors in elementary education and a BK from ECU in Pre-K through 6th grade with a minor in children's behavioral psychology, as well as an associates degree in social work. It's evident that as much as Ms. Tonya loves science, she loves her students even more!

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Hannah Gibson@MsHannah_LPS

Ms. Hannah is a graduate of Berea college. Her degree is in child and family studies, with a concentration in child development. Her teaching experience includes the Susan Gray School for Children. She has spent time teaching in Uganda and Costa Rica. Most recently, Hannah was part of the Early Learning Center staff. We are so excited the have her teaching Engineering & Explorations to K-2. Everyone loves Ms. Hannah!

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Jaime Priode@MsJaime_LPS

Ms. Jaime is a veteran staff member by LPS standards. Upon graduation from EKU with a degree in interdisciplinary early childhood education she immediately began working with LaFontaine Preparatory School. Jaime now serves as Director of the pre-kindergarten program at LPS. For two days a week, Jaime continues to lead instruction by teaching science. Her kindness and love toward students is her trademark. We watch students flock to Ms. Jaime. They can feel her genuine love for them. Jaime excels in everything she does through her attention to detail and thoughtful planning.

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Junior Rua@MrJunior_LPS

Mr. Junior is recently graduated from EKU with his Bachelors degree in Child and Family Studies, and is now on his third year with us at LPS. Junior currently teaches Spanish to our kindergarten-5th grade students and everyone loves Mr. Junior! He's got a great personality for leading students and he's pretty good at Spanish too :)

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Kara Canterbury-Brown@MsKara_LPS

Kara Canterbury-Brown is a graduate of EKU. Her degree is in child and family studies with a concentration in child development. Kara currently teaches pre-kindergarten math at LPS. We thought we were Kara's first teaching job until she informed us that she taught in rural schools in Africa back in 2012! Kara brings a ton of energy and excitement to our PreK program.

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Lauren Faehr@MsFaehr_LPS

Ms. Faehr was born to teach math! It’s hard to find someone as excited and engaged to teach the subject. She challenges her students to excel and provides great support to those that need an extra hand. Her professionalism is on full display in every aspect of her job. Lauren graduated from EKU with a degree in elementary education with an emphasis in math. She teaches 1st and 2nd grade math at LPS, and has begun work on her masters degree.

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Sarah Winkler@MsSarahLPS

Ms. Sarah is one of our beloved Pre-K teachers! She is an EKU graduate with a degree in Child and Family Studies, and this is her first year with us here at LPS. Ms. Sarah has a calm and gentle way about her, and you can watch students settle in her presence. It is a joy to have Ms. Sarah on our team!

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Lauren Raymer@MrsRaymer_LPS

Lauren Raymer comes to LPS from Scott County Public Schools. She holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Ball State University. Mrs. Raymer teaches math to our 3rd through 5th grade students. Lauren showed a special interest in math when we were getting to know her, and now she has been teaching it for three years here at LPS!

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Lyndee Hankins@MrsLyndee_LPS

Mrs. Lyndee is our only full-time extra-curricular teacher. Lyndee is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in music education. She teaches music to our Pre-K-5th grade students. Lyndee also has a background in gymnastics having taught at Excel Gymnastics for several years. She'll also leads our gymnastics program at LPS for Pre-K-5th grade.

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Larry Foley@MrFoley_LPS

Though Larry's daughter has been with us for some time, this is his first year joining us as a staff member at LPS. Mr. Foley holds two Bachelor's degrees in economics and taught for 14 years in the military. he now teaches our social studies classes to 3rd-5th grades, and we are so impressed with his insights and curricular design. We can't wait to see what he comes up with next!

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Sara Gresbach@MsGresbach_LPS

Sara also graduated from EKU (noticing a trend here?) with a degree in elementary education. Sara teaches kindergarten language arts. She approaches language arts with the goal of developing strong early literacy skills in her students. Ms. Sara is proactive in her approach to education, oftentimes discovering creative methods to reach her students. She is a valuable member of our school team.

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Sydney White@MsSydney_LPS

Sydney recently graduated from EKU with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. Ms. White teaches math at LPS. We were happy that Sydney chose to stay in Richmond and teach at LPS instead of returning home to Northern Kentucky! We're certain she'll do great things for her students during her second year at LPS.

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Jeff McIntier@MisterMac_LPS

Not only is Mr. McIntier a co-founder of LPS and hold a doctorate, but he is the science and engineering teacher for grades 3-5. His courses goes beyond Kentucky State Science Standards by letting students get hands-on practice in engineering design and scientific methods. Not only do the kids learn a lot in his classes, but they have a blast doing it!

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Casey Higgins@MissCasey_LPS

Miss Casey graduated Eastern Kentucky University in May of 2017 with a dual major in Elementary Education and Special Education, and joins us for her first year of teaching language arts to 1st and 2nd grades. She's already demonstrated that she's a rockstar at teaching language arts, and we anticipate she will do great things with our readers and writers!

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