Our learning specialists are led by Nicole Mautie, Tracey Milarsky, Katie Rouse, and Kay Goddard. They work with Sue Wilson to coordinate support for students receiving specialized instruction. This team works collaboratively to support students in all academic areas: math, reading, writing, and behavior.Nicole MauteMy name is Nicole Maute. I was born in Jefferson City, but have lived most of my life in Oklahoma or Southern Missouri. My family moved here several years ago and we love Ashland! I received my Elementary Education degree in 2013 from Drury University. I have since added Early Childhood and Special Education certifications. When we moved up here, I knew that I wanted to be a part of Southern Boone Schools. This district is amazing and I feel privileged to be a part of it! Go Eagles!!!Tracey MilarskyMy name is Tracey Milarsky. Being a learning specialist here at Southern Boone Primary is something I feel privileged to be a part of! To give a bit of background about myself, I have been teaching young children for more than 20 years. I have worked as a special educator since 2014 and I am certified in K-12 special education, early childhood special education and early childhood education. I love doing what I do because I love helping children meet their goals! When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, spoiling my dogs and trying my best to improve my personal bests as an amateur powerlifter.Katie RouseMy name is Katie Rouse. I am an Ashland native! Go Eagles!! I graduated from Southern Boone High School, then attended Columbia College, where I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. This is my second year here at Southern Boone Schools! I am excited to be able to spend time at both the elementary and primary buildings this year, serving 2nd and 3rd graders.Saffire OrtbalsEarly Childhood Special Education Learning Specialist
My name is Kay Goddard and I have taught at Southern Boone Elementary School since 1990. I have always taught children with special needs, even the 8 years I taught in Oklahoma. I enjoy building positive educational relationships with my students and their families and watching my students grow as individuals.
I have lived in Ashland since 1987. I have worked at Southern Boone Primary for 8 years. I have a husband and four children, all of whom have attended or are currently attending Southern Boone schools. During my free time, I enjoy watching my children compete in a variety of sports.
Stephanie Blair - Speech Therapist
My name is Stephanie Blair and I am a Speech-Language Pathologist at Southern Boone. I am originally from O'Fallon, MO in the suburbs of STL. I attended the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg where I received my Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. Last year was my first year practicing out of college and my first year at SBC. I absolutely love the schools, community, and of course all of the students. I work with Primary students (Pre-K-2) to improve their communication skills from producing speech sounds, enhancing fluency, and increasing expressive, receptive, and pragmatic language abilities.