Staff

Cynthia Barraza

Cynthia Barraza

Cynthia Barraza is our Head of School. She is originally from Chihuahua, Mexico. After finishing high school she studied a...

Angelica Costello

Angelica Costello

Angelica Costello is the Directress of the Toddler Community, the room in which she was previously the assistant. She was...

Karol Diniz Cunningham

Karol Diniz Cunningham

Karol Diniz Cunningham is the Sunflower Primary Directress. She is originally from Manaus, Brazil. Since a young age she has...

Lanie Foley

Lanie Foley

Lanie Foley is the Directress of the Daisy Primary Classroom. She earned her Early Childhood credential from the American Montessori...

Brandi Anderson

Brandi Anderson

Brandi Anderson is the assistant in the Sunflower Primary Classroom. She was raised here in the Ozarks and attended Missouri...

Lynne DiSclafani

Lynne DiSclafani

Since 2000 Lynne has worked as a paraprofessional to special needs students with testing, reading and writing, plus scheduling testing...

Kim Morris

Kim Morris

Kim is our Office Manager. She was born and raised in central Illinois. She came to Springfield for college and...

Devin Napoli

Devin Napoli

Devin Napoli started substituting for Discovery Garden in February 2015. In 2016, she officially joined DGMS’ team as a paraprofessional...

Jamie Olivea

Jamie Olivea

Jamie Olivea is the Elementary Assistant. She is originally from southern California, and has lived in the Ozarks since 2004....

Amy Wartick

Amy Wartick

I am the receptionist at Discovery Garden. My husband, Kyle and I have been married almost 20 years. We lived...

Anne Wehner

Anne Wehner

Anne Wehner is an assistant in the Sunflower classroom. She grew up in a small town in Indiana and came...