Cheryl Shealy, Twain & York


Cheryl Shealy has been a library clerical assistant for SPS for 19 years. However, before officially joining SPS, she volunteered in the library when her daughters were in school She is currently at Mark Twain and York Elementary. It brings … Read More

Deborah Hightower, Wanda Gray Elementary


For the last 29 years Deborah Hightower has been a teacher at Wanda Gray Elementary. She has taught all grade levels at Gray and has even taught the same class of students for more than one year. Being able to … Read More

Lesley Robinson, Wilder Elementary


English language learner specialist Lesley Robinson has been teaching for 30.5 years. She is currently at Wilder Elementary and will be retiring after this year. Some of her favorite memories from her time in education range from Sock Hops, Fun … Read More

Janet Little, Reed Academy


Janet Little is currently the lead secretary for Reed Academy. She has been with Reed for 26 years and with Springfield Public Schools for 29 years. She has experienced countless memories over the year’s from chaperoning summer school YES crew … Read More

Pamela Petr, Disney Elementary


Pamela Petr, a visual arts educator, has taught at Disney Elementary for 29 years and will be retiring at the end of the school year. She’s loved watching the creativity of students as they create their masterpieces and getting to … Read More

STEAM Projects at McBride Elementary School!


Ms. Stephanie Summers is a first grade teacher at McBride Elementary. She has received support from the Foundation for SPS over the years for various projects and she’s been able to provide countless memories for her students. When asked to … Read More

Coats for Kids Fund


In 2001, Dr. Leo T. Neu, started a permanent endowment fund with the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools to support students in need during the winter months, by providing funds for new coats, through the Coats for Kids fund. Dr. … Read More

Danielle Kincaid


Our board member spotlight for March is Danielle Kincaid. Danielle recently opened her own law firm, The Elder Law Group. She is an attorney who focuses on estate planning and is trained and experienced with wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance … Read More

Marc Mayer

Senior Vice President of Springfield First Community Bank Marc Mayer has served on the Board of Directors for FSPS since 2014. As a board member, Marc has been a constant advocate for the Foundation and for Springfield Public Schools. Marc … Read More

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