Mount St. Scholastica Community Members

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Sister Agnes Helgenberger

Sister Agnes Helgenberger Sister Agnes ministered as principal of a public school on the Micronesian island of Pohnpei, before serving as a councilor on her

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Sister Alberta Hermann

Sister Alberta Hermann Sister Alberta has engaged in various ministries: teacher, occupational therapist, maintenance director, formation director, and director of housekeeping. For fun, she works

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Sister Amelia Nowatzke

Sister Amelia Nowatzke Sister Amelia spent most of her life teaching in the primary grades in Kansas, Missouri and Iowa.  When she retired, she assisted

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Sister Angela Ostermann

Sister Angela Ostermann Sister Angela ministered as director of food service at the monastery and taught part-time at the Mount and later Benedictine College.  Currently

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Sister Anne Shepard

Sister Anne Shepard Inspired by excellence in teaching and compassionate Mount Benedictines, Sister Anne had a long, varied career in Catholic education serving as a

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Sister Barbara Ann Mayer

Sister Barbara Ann Mayer Sister Barbara Ann ministered as teacher, editor, writer, and public relations director in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa for many years.

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Sister Barbara Conroy

Sister Barbara Conroy Sister Barbara Conroy served as a high school teacher and a chaplain/bereavement coordinator for Mosaic Hospice in Kansas and Missouri over the

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Sister Barbara McCracken

Sister Barbara McCracken Sister Barbara ministered as a teacher at the elementary and secondary levels in Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas. She later taught at

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Sister Barbara Smith

Sister Barbara Smith Sister Barbara has a background in zoology, having worked as an equine caretaker, research technician and in veterinary services. She currently serves

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Sister Bernelda Nanneman

Sister Bernelda Nanneman Sister Bernelda has served as a teacher, principal and chaplain in Kansas, Missouri and Colorado, and volunteered with hospice, along with being

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Sister Bettina Tobin

Sister Bettina Tobin Sister Bettina ministered for many years as an elementary and secondary teacher in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Colorado.  She taught art, English,

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Sister Bridget Dickason

Sister Bridget Dickason Sister Bridget taught high school English and religion at Bishop Ward High School in Kansas City, Kansas, prior to joining the Benedictines

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Sister Carol Ann Petersen

Sister Carol Ann Petersen Sister Carol Ann has served as a teacher and principal in Catholic schools in Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas, before becoming Associate

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Sister Carolyn Rohde

Sister Carolyn Rohde Sister Carolyn has spent much of her monastic life ministering in  health care field in Kansas and Missouri.  She has worked in social

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Sister Cecilia Olson

Sister Cecilia Olson Sister Cecilia has been richly blessed to have taught elementary, secondary and college students, as well as worked in parish ministry. She

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Sister Chris Kean

Sister Chris Kean Sister Chris has ministered at St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral as a pastoral associate to the elderly and worked in maintenance at Mount St.

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Sister Constance Krstolic

Sister Constance “Connie” Krstolic Sharing Benedictine values in the classroom,corporate America, in congregations (Catholic & non-Catholic) throughout the U.S.  and with the employees here at

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Sister Deborah Peters

Sister Deborah Peters Sister Deborah ministered as a teacher at every level of education, except kindergarten, including English at Bishop Le Blond and Mount St.

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Sister Delores Dolezal

Sister Delores Dolezal Sister Delores ministered for many years as a teacher in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa. She now provides many services in the

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Sister Diana Seago

Sister Diana Seago Sister Diana Seago served as Associate Director of Development for Planned Giving at Benedictine College and Director of RCIA and Evangelization at

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Sister Dorothy Wolters

Sister Dorothy Wolters Sister Dorothy ministered as an elementary teachers for many years in Kansas and Iowa. She was secretary of development at LeBlond High

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Sister Elaine Fischer

Sister Elaine Fischer After entering the Mount community, Sister Elaine served the Atchison community as an emergency medical technican and firefighter.  She has since served

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Sister Elaine Gregory

Sister Elaine Gregory Sister Elaine ministered as a teacher or administrator in schools in Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska for many years.  She then traveled to

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Sister Eleanor Suther

Sister Eleanor Suther Sister Eleanor has taught in elementary schools and at Benedictine College.  She has served as a Director of Religious Education in rural

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Sister Eliene Batista Gouvêa

Sister Eliene Batista Gouvêa Sister Eliene exercises her ministry with faith and joy in Mineiros, Goiás, Brazil, her hometown. She has served for many years

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Sister Elizabeth Carrillo

Sister Elizabeth Carrillo Sister Elizabeth ministered briefly as a teacher in Kansas City before returning to Mount St. Scholastica to work in the liturgy office. 

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Sister Esther Fangman

Sister Esther Fangman Sister Esther currently ministers as prioress of the Mount St. Scholastica community. Previously, she worked as a family counselor in Kansas City 

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Sister Fran Cross

Sister Fran Cross Sister Fran ministries has ministered as bookkeeper, registrar, swimming instructor, aerobic dance instructor, and data processing clerk.  In her retirement, she serves

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Sister Frances Yarc

Sister Frances Yarc Sister Frances taught in elementary schools in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska.  She later became certified as a licensed practical nurse and

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Sister Gabrielle Kocour

Sister Gabrielle Kocour Sister Gabrielle has ministered by teaching elementary school in rural and suburban Catholic schools, then moving into adult education and formation and

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Sister Genevieve Robinson

Sister Genevieve Robinson Sister Genevieve ministered as professor of history at Rockhurst University, Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Fontbonne University, and Dean of School of Humanities and Sciences at Saint

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Sister Gisélia Inacio Morais

Sister Gisélia Inacio Morais Sister Gisélia ministers in Brazil, in the monastery’s internal services, accompanying and guiding the employee who helps daily with the manual

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Sister Grace Malaney

Sister Grace Malaney Sister Grace ministered as a teacher in primary, middle, secondary, and college levels.  She also served in Brazil as a missionary. She

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Sister Helen Mueting

Sister Helen Mueting As a member of Mount St. Scholastica, Sister Helen’s ministry has mainly been teaching English in the high school level.  She taught

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Sister Helga Leija

Sister Helga Leija Sister Helga is in the process of transferring her vows from a community in Corpus Christi, Texas. She is a trained translator

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Sister Irene Nowell

Sister Irene Nowell While Sister Irene has retired from teaching at the college level and editorial pursuits, she remains a prolific author. Her works include

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Sister Ironide Pereira Nunes

Sister Ironide Pereira Nunes Sister Ironide has ministered in Brazil for many years in the field of catechetical pastoral work, catechizing young teenagers to receive

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Sister Janelle Maes

Sister Janelle Maes Sister Janelle initially ministered as an elementary teacher of music and grades one thru six, then began teaching elementary teachers at Mount

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Sister Janice Futrell

Sister Jan Futrell Sister Jan has ministered as a high school English and journalism teacher, given retreats, developed programs, and trained those who wanted to

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Sister Jeanne d’Arc Kernion

Sister Jeanne d’Arc Kernion Sister Jeanne d’Arc enjoyed a long teaching career, serving in New Orleans, Covington, and Medellin, Colombia. She also served as principal,

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Sister Jeannine Neavitt

Sister Jeannine Neavitt Sister Jeannine’s ministry has primarily been as a teacher, principal, assistant dean of students, director of residence life, assistant director of a

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Sister Jennifer Halling

Sister Jennifer Halling Sr. Jennifer is the editor of Threshold and Benedictines magazine and is director of the Atchison oblate group. She also writes a

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Sister Jo Ann Fellin

Sister Jo Ann Fellin Sister Jo Ann ministered for many years as a teacher, including mathematics at Benedictine College. She currently manages the Monastery Goods Gift

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Sister Joan Offenburger

Sister Joan Offenburger Sister Joan taught in elementary schools in Kansas and taught English and history in high schools in Kansas and New Jersey.  She

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Sister Joanne Yankauskis

Sister Joanne Yankauskis Joanne taught at Catholic elementary schools for over twenty years in Massachusetts. In Oklahoma, she was involved in  parish, diocesan and retreat

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Sister Judith Sutera

Sister Judith Sutera Sister Judith ministers in communications and public relations for the community. With degrees in counseling and theology, she is also an oblate

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Sister Kathleen Flanagan

Sister Kathleen Flanagan Sister Kathleen Flanagan ministered as a teacher in the Kansas City area before becoming an elementary school librarian. Presently, she is a

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Sister Laetitia Chavez

Sister Laetitia Chavez Sister Laetitia taught for many years in elementary schools in Kansas and Missouri and was lead teacher at the Mount Mini Pre-School.

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Sister Linda Herndon

Sister Linda Herndon Sister Linda currently serves as Associate Academic Dean at Benedictine College. She is also the chaplain for their women’s soccer team. Previously,

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Sister Linda Zahner

Sister Linda Zahner Sr. Linda was inspired by the Benedictine Sisters who taught her in grade and high school. She entered the Benedictine Community of

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Sister Loretta McGuire

Sister Loretta McGuire Sister Loretta’s ministries have involved taking care of the Benedictine community, enabling the Sisters to engage in their respective ministries. She cooked

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Sister Marcia Ziska

Sister Marcia Ziska Sister Marcia has ministered in various capacities over the years.  She coordinated a Rome renewal program for eight summers, networking with English-speaking

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Sister Maria Heppler

Sister Maria Heppler Sister Maria currently serves as subprioress of the Mount St. Scholastica community. Her ministries over the years have involved teaching, counseling, facilitating,

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Sister Maria Nguyen

Sister Maria Nguyen Sister Maria’s first ministry as a Benedictine was with the elderly in a parish.  She then spent several years as co-dorm director

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Sister Marie Ballmann

Sister Marie Ballmann Sister Marie Ballmann served in Oklahoma as an elementary and high school teacher, principal, pastoral minister, and spiritual director. She trained spiritual

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Sister Marie Louise Krenner

Sister Marie Louise Krenner Sister Marie Louise ministered as a primary teacher in Kansas, Missouri and Colorado. She then became archivist for both Mount St.

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Sister Marilyn Schieber

Sister Marilyn Schieber Sister Marilyn ministered as an elementary teacher in Kansas and Missouri, then worked in parishes as pastoral minister for many years, including

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Sister Martha Schweiger

Sister Martha Schweiger Sister Martha ministered as a teacher for many years in Kansas, Missouri, and Colorado, also serving on visiting teams for elementary accreditation

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Sister Mary Agnes Patterson

Sister Mary Agnes Patterson Sister Mary Agnes’ ministry over the years has been in teaching and administration in schools and in our community.  She was

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Sister Mary Benedict Jacobs

Sister Mary Benedict Jacobs Sister Mary Benedict has ministered for many years as a licensed practical nurse and physical therapist assistant in Dooley Center. She

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Sister Mary Beth Niehaus

Sister Mary Beth Niehaus Sister Mary Beth ministered as an educator for many years. In retirement, she enjoys daily walks and serves through prayer ministry.

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Sister Mary Collins

Sister Mary Collins Sister Mary spent most of her teaching career in colleges and universities.  Her ministry included serving as director in the department of

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Sister Mary Ellen Auffert

Sister Mary Ellen Auffert Sister Mary Ellen (Mary Savio) ministered in elementary education in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri. She also served as head teacher for 12

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Sister Mary Grosdidier

Sister Mary Grosdidier Sister Mary was a dedicated teacher and administrator at schools in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa.  When she returned to the Mount,

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Sister Mary Kathryn Taylor

Sister Mary Kathryn Taylor Sister Mary Kathryn taught high school and elementary students in Colorado, Kansas and Missouri for many years. Highlights of this time

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Sister Mary Lucy Kramer

Sister Mary Lucy Kramer Sister Lucy was an elementary educator and vocal teacher in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska for a number of years.  Later, she

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Sister Mary Margaret Kean

Sister Mary Margaret Kean Sister Mary Margaret ministered as a primary teacher, elementary school principal in  a variety of settings in Colorado, Missouri, Kansas and

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Sister Mary Rae Schrick

Sister Mary Rae Schrick Sister Mary Rae has ministered as a physician’s associate for many years, working in clinics in Atchison, Effingham and Nortonville, as

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Sister Mary Rardin

Sister Mary Rardin After receiving her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Sister Mary served as a physician in the U.S.

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Sister Mary Teresa Morris

Sister Mary Teresa Morris Sister Mary Teresa has ministered as a registered nurse for many years, specializing in home health. She currently serves as infection

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Sister Micaela Randolph

Sister Micaela Randolph Sister Micaela had a variety of ministries over the years, teaching in elementary schools,  then worked in the Kansas City Archdiocesan Office

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Sister Miriam Schnoebelen

Sister Miriam Schnoebelen Sister Miriam has ministered in Oklahoma as an elementary and high school teacher, hospital administrator, associate pastor, family and marriage counselor, financial

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Sister Molly Brockwell

Sister Molly Brockwell Sister Molly spent many years teaching high school religion in Kansas City and Atchison, and currently works as the community business manager.

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Sister Oanh Pham

Sister Oanh Pham Sister Oanh ministers as a Registered Nurse in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. Her favorite quote is Ruth 1:16, “Your people shall be my

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Sister Patricia Gamgort

Sister Patricia Gamgort Sister Patricia has ministered as a teacher in Delaware, provided outreach to the poor through St. Martin’s Ministries, Ridgely, Maryland, participated in 

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Sister Patricia Seipel

Sister Patricia Seipel Sister Patricia Seipel ministered as a teacher for many years in Missouri and Kansas.  She also worked at Keeler Women Center.  Presently

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Sister Rita Claire Judge

Sister Rita Claire Judge Sister Rita Claire initially ministered as an elementary school teacher in rural areas of Kansas, Missouri and Colorado, also teaching music.

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Sister Rita Killackey

Sister Rita Killackey Sister Rita ministered by teaching elementary language and as a parish director of religious education and faith formation at all levels. Then,

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Sister Rosann Eckart

Sister Rosann Eckart Sister Rosann ministered as an elementary school teacher in Kansas and Missouri for many years and as principal at Sts. Peter and

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Sister Rose Marie Stallbaumer

Sister Rose Marie Stallbaumer Sister Rose Marie initially ministered in elementary education in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Kansas City, Kansas, Atchison and Mission, Kansas.  She returned

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Sister Rosemary Bertels

Sister Rosemary Bertels Sister Rosemary (Mary Albert) taught  elementary grades for many years in Kansas, Missouri and Colorado.  She is now retired and belongs to

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Sister Seraphine Tucker

Sister Seraphine Tucker Sister Seraphine ministered as an elementary teacher and high school science instructor in Kansas, Iowa, and Missouri. She also taught at Donnelly

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Sister Sharon Hamsa

Sister Sharon Hamsa Sister Sharon began her teaching career in elementary schools in Kansas, with most of her ministry has been in high school or

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Sister Sharon Murray

Sister Sharon Murray Sister Sharon ministered for many years as a grade school, high school, and college teacher. In her retirement, she brightens the day

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Sister Susan Barber

Sister Susan Barber Sister Susan serves as liturgist for the Mount St. Scholastica community, providing music on organ and piano for prayer and Mass.  In

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Sister Susan Holmes

Sister Susan Holmes Sister Susan ministered over the years as religious education coordinator, pastoral minister, and as a hospice chaplain and bereavement counselor.  She currently

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Sister Suzanne Fitzmaurice

Sister Suzanne Fitzmaurice Sister Suzanne has served as a youth minister,  area director with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and a director of youth ministry. Since

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Sister Sylvia Kenkel

Sister Sylvia Kenkel Sister Sylvia ministered as a  teacher in Colorado, Missouri, and Nebraska, then served as a licensed practical nurse in Dooley Center at

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Sister Therese Elias

Sister Therese Elias Sister Therese initially ministered as an elementary school teacher in Kansas, Missouri and Iowa. She then transitioned to parish ministry and, from

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Sister Thomasita Homan

S. Thomasita Homan Sister Thomasita initially ministered as a teacher at elementary schools in Iowa, Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri. Later, she was scholastic director and

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