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Ms. Jeannine

My name is Jeannine O’Rourke and I am so excited to be working with you and your child this year in the Lion Room! I have been teaching at KECC since 2016 and I’ve had the opportunity to sub in all the classrooms getting to know all of our amazing teachers and families here in Kirkwood! I am certified and have a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I have been teaching preschool over 15 years mostly with three and four year olds. I am a wife and mother of two, Elliana and Myles who both go to school here at KECC. I am looking forward to a great year full of fun adventures and exciting learning opportunities!

My favorite things include Starbucks coffee, Target, chocolate milk, dark chocolate, reading, learning new things, fall colors, vacations, teaching, spending time with family, games and getting my nails done.

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Ms. Sam

I have been a KECC educator since 2013.

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Ms. Margie

My name is Margie Thornton. I have been teaching preschool age children for a long time. Before coming to KECC, I was a preschool teacher at St. Joseph Educational Childcare Center. I began working at St. Joe’s ECCC while attending Fontbonne University. I have been teaching at KECC since 2002! I have been a part of the Lion Room since 2012. I live in Barnhart with my husband, Cary and our two beautiful black Labs, Marley and Libby. I am a mom to two grown daughters and a “Gigi” to five grandchildren.

When I am not here, I enjoy caring for my five grandchildren!  I also enjoy cooking, shopping and spending time with my family! My favorite place to be is relaxing on a beach.