Early Eagles Learning Center


Safire Ortbals, Early Childhood Special Education Teacher- I have been an educator since 2001, and have been teaching in Southern Boone Schools since 2010.  Over the years I have served as a Parent Educator, Kindergarten Teacher and Special Education Teacher.  I LOVE my role as an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, and I LOVE living and teaching in the Southern Boone community!  Go EAGLES!

Anne Brush, Early Childhood Special Education Teacher-  I have been in Education for 20+ years.   I have enjoyed 1st, 2nd graders as well as Special Education students. I feel that this Early Childhood position is where I belong.  This position is so rewarding.  We see these young children grow and develop their skills so they are ready for Kindergarten.  I feel blessed to be the teacher to these sweet kiddos.

Michelle Toalson, Speech-Language Pathologist-  I have been a Speech-Language Pathologist for over 28 years in a variety of settings; including the hospital, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, early childhood, and primary school settings. Working with preschoolers and in the early childhood special education settings makes me love coming to work every day.  I have been working with Southern Boone Schools since 2021.  I am excited to serve the children at Southern Boone Primary School again this year.

Our wonderful ECSE Paraprofessionals


Ms. Sue, Ms. Karen, Ms. Rhonda


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Special Services