New FZE Teachers for the 2018 - 2019 School Year

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Jane Douglas  Mrs. Jane Douglas - Counselor - Mrs. Douglas began her education journey teaching 2nd and 6th grade for seven years. She then began her career as a school counselor having spent two years at the middle school level and six at the high school level. One of her favorite teaching memories came when she was able to teach Read 180 and help students improve their reading comprehension skills. She is an avid reader herself and her favorite book is Gone with the Wind. When she isn’t meeting with students and parents, she is driving her three children and their friends to all of their activities and sporting events. Mrs. Douglas is looking forward to working with our Guidance Department and helping EHS students and families as much as she can.

Gregory FischerMr. Greg Fischer - Math - Mr.Fischer will be joining our Math Department after four years in the Catholic School system and five years at Troy Buchanan. Along with teaching Math, Mr. Fischer will be our new head coach of the girls volleyball program. When he’s not in his classroom he says you can find him attempting to still play sports himself, hosting open gyms and spending time at the Lake of the Ozarks. His teaching inspiration includes his parents who worked tirelessly to support both him and his three siblings--one you may remember from East High’s past administrative team. One thing he is looking forward to this year is helping foster a positive school climate both in his classroom and in the building as a whole. He is a huge advocate of school pride and is so excited to join the lion team.

Brett FullmerMr. Brett Fullmer - Special Education - After teaching 5th grade for five years in Illinois, Mr. Fullmer crosses the river to become a Lion. He was awarded a teaching scholarship in high school, graduated from SIUE with a degree in Special Education and just recently finished his Masters in Educational Leadership from McKendree University. He will be teaching Special Education and coaching football here at East. When he isn’t in his classroom you can find him watching or playing sports, playing cards or board games and grilling by the pool. Mr. Fullmer says his teaching inspiration includes his parents, future wife (with whom he will have the pleasure of marrying this summer), and people who do great things under great circumstances. He is so excited to build relationships with the staff and students here at East and is ready to take on the challenge of helping his students find success both in and out of the classroom.

Anna KoesterMrs. Anna Koester - English - Mrs. Koester makes her way to EHS after spending 18 years teaching both middle school and high school English and Spanish for the Hazelwood School District. In Hazelwood she served as 9th grade Academy Coordinator, PD committee member, and Advisement Program Coordinator. In the Hazelwood district, Anna was a two-time Teacher of the Year and was awarded the Emerson Excellence in Education Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Koester graduated from Monmouth College with a degree in Education, received her Masters from Lindenwood University and her ELL certification from the University of Missouri. She will be joining the English department here at East as well as stepping in as the new Student Council Sponsor. When Anna isn’t in her classroom, she loves to read, hike, travel, and cheer on her boys at their sporting events. Mrs. Koester is very much looking forward to making East High her new home.

Joseph LeibnerMr. Joe Leibner - Science - Mr. Leibner has hit the ground running here at EHS as the newest member of our Science Department and coach for the lion football program. Previously, Joe worked for the St. Charles School District for nine years teaching and coaching. One of his favorite memories in education is his first win as a head football coach. He says seeing the excitement and joy in the kids’ eyes is something he’ll never forget. His son Noah and daughter Sophie inspire him daily and he enjoys playing video games in his free time. He says he is looking forward to making East High his new home and being a part of the FZE family.

Stephen LongoMr. Stephen Longo - Social Studies - Mr. Longo is a jack of all educational trades. He spent his first years at Rockwood as a hall monitor and ISS teacher. The last ten years he has been at Warrenton teaching History and coaching football, baseball, track, swimming and water polo. Here at East, he will be joining our Social Studies department as well as our football coaching staff. Some of his favorite teaching memories include seeing former students and presenting his WWII memorabilia lesson. He says he will never forget going with his team to state and playing at the dome in 2010. When he isn’t in the classroom, you can find Mr. Longo cooking, gardening, woodworking and playing with his children. He says he is so looking forward to spending the rest of his teaching career right here at East, helping teachers and students any way that he can.

Alexis LashleyMiss. Alexis Lashley - ESOL - Miss Lashley just graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with a degree in Elementary Education and a certificate in teaching ESOL. We will be sharing her with the North Side as our newest ESOL teacher. Her teaching inspiration is her mother who is a kindergarten teacher.  Alexis grew up watching her mother share her passion,dedication, and hardwork with so many young children. Outside of her classroom, Miss Lashley is a true St. Louis fan attending as many Cardinal and Blues games as she can get in. She loves to hike, go to new restaurants, travel, and spend time by the pool. She is very excited to attend FZE sporting events and cheer on her students this year at East.

Ms. Alexandra Moore - Special Education - Ms. Moore completed her undergraduate at Southeast Missouri State University receiving a degree as a Speech and Language Therapist. She earned her graduate degree from Maryville University in May of this year. Alexandra completed her Clinical experience at The Sarah Community and with the Special School District of St. Louis. She has also worked for the Mehlville School District providing classroom-based speech assessments and interventions and also worked for the Maryville University Speech and Language Clinic. She is extremely passionate about working with young children in the high need area of Speech and Language Pathology and we are happy to welcome her to East High.