First Grade

    Meghan Yrigoyen

    I graduated from Western Illinois University. I have taught first grade since 1995 and am proud to say that the last twenty one have been at Southern Boone. I love the fact that each day is different and new...and there is NEVER enough time in the day to get it all done. The sweet, first grade smiles are the best part of my job.


    Erin Sappington

    I am originally from Independence, MO, and I am the oldest of seven children.  I taught for 6 years in other districts before coming to Southern Boone in 2012.  I love living here, working here, and raising my three children here.  My teaching philosophy is simple:  I believe that every child can learn!  My job is to make learning fun, so that every child wants to learn!  I will work with you, your child, and the other learning specialists in our school to make sure your child gets the best school experience possible.


    Kristin Catron

    Hello, Southern Boone!  My name is Kristin Catron, and I have been teaching in the primary school since 2012.  I graduated from the
    University of Missouri with my degree in Elementary Education and earned my Master’s Degree through the MU Teaching Fellowship Program while here at Southern Boone the following year. My favorite part about teaching is getting to know each child and watching them grow throughout the year. Go Eagles!



    Heather Morgan

    Southern Boone Primary is a great place to be! I have been teaching first grade here since 2016-2017. Before teaching at Southern Boone, I taught 1st grade in Mexico, MO (where I am originally from) for 2 years. I graduated from William Woods University in 2013. My favorite thing about teaching is getting to love on kiddos all day long! They make every moment worth it.

    Morgan Dolph

    I grew up in Jefferson City and attended Missouri State University in Springfield. I have been teaching since the 2019-2020 school year in first grade. I am currently working on my Master’s Degree in Literacy from MSU. Outside of school I love traveling and spending time with family. I am so lucky to be in such a loving and involved district! 


    Christina Tracy

    Hello Southern Boone community!  My name is Christina Tracy.  I am originally from Excelsior Springs, Missouri.  I moved to Columbia to attend the University of Missouri, where I graduated with my Bachelors and Masters in education.  I have been teaching first grade at Southern Boone Primary School since 2010-1011!  Southern Boone is where I met my husband Coach Trent Tracy.  We love Southern Boone and are looking forward to growing our family here.   My favorite thing about teaching is encouraging others to become life-long learners and seeing the tremendous amount of growth first graders make throughout the year!

    Elizabeth Millar

    I was born and raised in Columbia and moved to Ashland with my family in 2012. I instantly fell in love with the school district and the community and knew this is where I wanted to stay! I graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia with a degree in Elementary Education and a certification in Early Childhood. I completed my student teaching internship in First Grade at Southern Boone in the spring of 2019 and was hired to teach full time the following year. Outside of school I love traveling and spending time with my family!