Sarah Francis 

    Graduated from the Southern Boone School District and went on to receive her degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from Southwest Baptist University. She has been teaching kindergarten since the 2005-2006 school year. She loves spending time with her husband Keith and 4 daughters, Brianna, Julia, Josie, and Charlotte. She believes in teaching to the whole child, providing an environment that is safe and caring, and fostering a love for learning through literature, music and movement, and thematic activities.  

    Becky Moore

    I grew up in Columbia and attended Truman State University.  I completed my student teaching internship in Second Grade at Southern Boone in the fall of 2001 and was hired to teach full time the following year. After thirteen years in Second Grade, I decided to make the leap to Kindergarten in 2015. I love my job and I love this community. I am raising my three children here in Ashland because it's a GREAT place to be!

    Karen Himmelberg
    Karen graduated with an education degree from Central Missouri State University, in Warrensburg, MO. She has been with the Southern Boone School District since August 2000.  She started as an instructional aide in kindergarten until 2014 and then moved into her current position as a kindergarten teacher. Karen believes in educating the whole child which is not just the academics but also the social and behavioral needs of each individual child.  

    Rachel Hartman

    Hello families and friends of Southern Boone County!  I am so thankful to be a part of this amazing community!  My name is Rachel Hartman and I am one of SOBOCO's kindergarten team!  I graduated from Missouri State University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  I then continued my education by earning a master’s degree in Early Childhood and Family Development.  After teaching for 8 years I decided to earn a second master’s degree in Building Administration.  I have a wonderful little family: my husband, Mike and our beautiful baby girl, Evelyn.  We love living here in Ashland and are very excited to continue our lives here. 

    Jasmine Rustemeyer

    I grew up in Jefferson City and attended University of Missouri-Columbia.  I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education in 2004 and earned a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Literacy, in 2007.  I began my teaching career in 2004 as a kindergarten teacher in Columbia, MO.  I also taught kindergarten in Kansas 3 years, and I have been a kindergarten teacher at Southern Boone since 2016.   I love teaching kindergarten with all my heart and am blessed to be back in Missouri, at such a fantastic school district!

    Ashten Meyer

    Hello! My name is Ashten Meyer. I started teaching kindergarten in 2017 and I love every minute of it. I am originally from Troy, Missouri but moved to Columbia to attend the University of Missouri. I received my bachelors degree in Elementary Education in 2017 and I received my masters degree in Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum in 2019. I am so excited to be part of the Southern Boone and Ashland Community and look forward to this upcoming school year!

    Hailey Lowrey

    I grew up in Harrisburg, Missouri and then continued my education at the University of Missouri. I graduated from the University in 2019 with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education as well as a minor in psychology. I am so excited to begin my teaching career in such a wonderful community and school district. I look forward to being a kindergarten teacher and begin doing what I love most!
    Kassidie Propes 
    Hello! I’m Kassidie Propes and I am from Jefferson City. I graduated from Missouri State University in the fall of 2018. Since then, I have substituted long-term and taught summer school in my hometown. I love that Ashland is close to my family, but has the support of the community and an atmosphere that I believe suits me perfectly. I am so excited to get to know my students, their families, and more members of this amazing community. Teaching Kindergarten here is truly my dream job and I can’t wait to get started! 
    Jordan Helms
    Hi Southern Boone Eagles! My name is Jordan Helms. I grew up here in Ashland and graduated from SBC. I then attended the  University of Missouri, where I obtained my bachelor's in Early Childhood Education. I started teaching in 2017 and have taught 2nd grade and 1st grade. I cannot wait to teach Kindergarten! I believe to have a successful year, there needs to be support and communication between all. Let's have a great year, and GO EAGLES!