Director of Beyond School Erin is a Certified Reading Specialist with a Master's Degree in reading. She and her husband, Michael, have two kids, Yuri and Kye. She enjoys running, kettlebell and bowling.
Beyond School Coordinator-St. Louis College Prep Rebekah is a native St. Louisian with a Bachelors Degree in Communication Arts from Hannibal LaGrange University. She enjoys traveling and the outdoors, but knows there is nothing better than cuddling with her fur-baby, Suki, while binge watching Netflix and eating take out Chinese food.
Beyond School Volunteer Coordinator Kayla received her bachelor's degree in educational studies from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and plans to work for M:STL until retirement. Her favorite things: Jesus, Mr. Kitty, New Girl, and giant spring rolls from Lona's.
Success Coach ACM-St. Louis College Prep Michelle Le is currently a Beyond School Success Coach for 9th grade, and a recent graduate of Drake University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She is from St. Louis, and most of her family is stationed in St. Louis as well. Michelle's spirit animal is a turtle, she has a new obsession every couple of weeks and she likes her coffee and hot dogs plain with nothing in them.
Success Coach ACM-SLLIS Maggie Becker works at Beyond School as a 3rd grade Success Coach. She attended Emerson College. She is a second year AmeriCorps member returning to M:STL after a year as a Digital Media VISTA. Her other interests include bagels, Blue Ivy and Beyonce.
Lesley has a Bachelor's of Elementary Education from SLU-Carbondale and a Master's of Education from Union University. She is considering going back for a masters degree in counseling. She enjoyed traveling and studying in college and is currently a volunteer track coach.
Brian is a second year AmeriCorps member with a Masters Degree in Social Work specialized in schools. In his spare time, Brian can be found grooving in the live music scene, chowing down on anything with cheese, or just settling down to a vinyl and a good read.
Matthew Whitney works at Beyond School as a 6th grade Success Coach. He has a Master's of Public Health - Global Health from Saint Louis University. He is passionate about relationships, education, health and community engagement. He also enjoys music, reading and working toward his goal of acceptance to medical school.
Sarah graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in History and Philosophy of Science and a B.S. in Psychology. She has a published poetry collection and hopes to pursue a career in public administration and policy.
Connor graduated from Truman State University with a B.A. in Psychology and English. He hopes to be a counselor or therapist in the future. He has a fraternal twin. He loves soccer, improving his Spanish and watching obscure, artsy films.
Kadence has an A.A. in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Grossmont Community College and a B.A. in Criminal Justice & minor in human sexuality studies from San Francisco State University. Kadence will be attending Washington University Brown School of Social Work in Fall 2018.
Aarthi has a B.A. in Enviromental Studies and M.S. in Computer Science from Washington University. She is a Pokemon Go fan and also enjoys tea and cats. She loves the Cat Cafe where she can have both at once.
Jessie is from central Illinois and has a B.A. in environmental studies from Knox College. She joins the Beyond School team after finishing an AmeriCorps year of service with Operation Food Search. She is pursuing a career in social work. Her hobbies include collecting cookbooks, learning about native plants, and petting every dog that walks down the street.
Success Coach ACM - SLLIS Danielle is a recent graduate of Western Kentucky University where she studied Chemistry. At Beyond School, she wants to use her background to encourage students to have a positive attitude towards education and life. Following, she hopes to be a Peace Corp volunteer to reach more children and communities. Outside of serving others, Danielle loves to make music and perform.