I graduated from Western Illinois University. I have taught first grade since 1995 here 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.
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.
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!
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 made the jump to Kindergarten. While I loved my years in Kindergarten, this school year I decided to follow my kindergarten class to First Grade! I love my job and I love this community. I am raising my three children here because Ashland is a GREAT place to be!
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.
I received my degree in Elementary Education from Missouri State University, and am currently working on my Master's in Literacy there as well. Go Bears! I have been teaching first grade since the 2019-2020 school year. I love reading, movies, and spending time with my two kittens! I am so excited to continue to be a part of the Southern Boone Primary family!
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!
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!
I am a proud graduate of Southern Boone. I live here in Ashland with my husband and our four kiddos. I love reading, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends. I began teaching first grade in 2015 and I love it!!! Go Eagles!!