Sow & Grow Staff

2017-18 SOW & GROW Staff

Laura Picker, Director

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  • Spanish, Geography, and U.S. History Teacher for Peoria Public School District 150, 5 years
  • Sunday School teacher, over 10 years
  • Certified in Missouri in social studies and Spanish
  • Seedlings lead teacher for SOW & GROW Christian Preschool, 1 year
  • Little Buds lead teacher for SOW & GROW Christian Preschool, 1 year
  • Seedlings teacher aide for SOW & GROW Christian Preschool, 1 year
  • Director of SOW & GROW Christian Preschool, 2 years
  • Mom of three

Beth Lofton, Seedlings (2's) Teacher

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  •  Software Analyst in cable industry, over 10 years
  •  Sunday School Teacher, 13 years
  •  Nursery Supervisor, 7 years
  •  Seedlings Aide, 1 year
  • Mom of 4, Grandma of 2 

 

Erin Guenther, Sprouts (3's) Teacher

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  • Television News Director of KFVS12, 2 years
  • Technical Director at KETC, 1 year
  • Sunday School teacher, over 10 years
  • Parent Helper at KUM Preschool, 8 years
  • Subsitute teacher at KUM Preschool, 1 year
  • Seedlings aide for SOW & GROW Christian Preschool, 1 year
  • Seedlings teacher for SOW & GROW Christian Preschool, 1 year
  • Sprouts teacher for SOW & GROW Christian Preschool, 1 year
  • Mom of three

 

Beata McGlawn, Little Buds (4/5's) teacher

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  • Originally from Hungary, and has lived in the US for 10 years, and recently became a U.S. citizen
  • Sunday School teacher, over 8 years
  • Bilingual (Hungarian/English)
  • Minor in Spanish
  • SOW & GROW Christian Preschool aide, 1 year
  • Seedlings teacher for SOW & GROW Christian Preschool, 1 year
  • Mom of three

 

Whitney Cannon, Teacher's Aide

Sarah Dufendach, Teacher's Aide