Our Staff

Lorie Steele, Directress

Lorie has been teaching for over 35 years and has been at Moreau Montessori since 1982. She has a BA in Elementary Education and Educational Administration and has certification in Preschool and Elementary Montessori Education. Lorie teaches the preschool and elementary students. She also serves as the Directress of the school and is President of the Board of Directors.

Dottie Dallmeyer, Teacher

Dottie co-founded Children's House Montessori in 1972, which later became Moreau Montessori. She has a BA in Early Education, certification in Preschool and Elementary Montessori Education, a Lifetime State Teaching Certification, and has been teaching for over 45 years. Dottie teaches part-time in the preschool and elementary classrooms.

Lenka Lukasova, Teacher

Lenka is from the Czech Republic and moved to the U.S. over ten years ago. She holds a BS in Mathmatics, is a Master Gardener, studies karate, and speaks four languages. She teaches in the toddler room and conducts lessons with the pre-kindergarten students. I love crafting, photography, travel, sports, spending time outdoors, and baking.

Robert Record, Teacher

Robert is a retired teacher with over 20 years of experience teaching special needs students.  He holds a BS in Education with certifications in elementary education grades first-sixth, learning disabled grades k-12, mentally handicapped grades k-12 and mathematics grades 5-9. He also holds an MEd in School administration and Supervision.

Janis Burgin, Art Teacher

Janis began teaching oil painting in the summer of 1992 as a self-employed art instructor.  She attended 5 years of art on the college level. I am a juried member for an art group called best of Missouri's hands and am Vice President of Capital Art's in Jefferson City and past president of Jefferson City Art Club.  

Mercedes Howser, Spanish Teacher

Mercedes was born and raised in Santa Fe, Argentina. I graduated from high school with a teacher’s aide degree. I studied graphic arts at Buenos Aires University. I teach Spanish to the pre-Kindergarten and elementary 

students through out the year.

Jena Fischer, Student Teacher

Jena is a senior at Westminster College studying Early Childhood Education and Development. This is her fifth year teaching at Moreau Montessori. She also works at her family farm, Fischer Farms (Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze).

Keshayla Jones, Student Teacher

Keshayla is a junior at Lincoln University studying in marketing with a minor in Agriculture. She previously worked for Small Wonder Child Development and Boys and Girls Club.

Contact Us

900 Moreau Drive

Jefferson City, MO 65101



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