Staff

Stacey Gilmore, DirectorStacey Gilmore, Director

Stacey has been with Cox since October 2001. Stacey received both a BS in Human Development and Family Studies (emphasis in child development) and MA in Human Development and Family Studies (emphasis in Early Childhood Administration) from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

 

Deb Hartz, Staff ClerkDeb Hartz, Staff Clerk

Deb has been with Cox since March 1999. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Blackburn College in Written Communications along with 8 hours in early childhood courses from UIS.

 

Rosemary Shanle, CookRosemary Shanle, Food Service

Rosemary began working at the Cox Children’s Center in May 2008. She has her Associates Degree from Springfield College. Rosemary has several years of early childhood experience.

 

 

003Marlena Constant, Float

Marlena began working at the Cox Children’s Center in August 2014.  She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education.  Marlena has worked for many years with young children.

 

 

Jenni Mayer, FloatJenni Mayer, White Oaks Room

Jenni has been with Cox since May 2013.  She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education.  Jenni has worked for several years with small children.

 

 

Meagan McChristy, FloatMeagan McChristy, White Oaks Room

Meagan started working at the Cox Children’s Center in March 2012 as a student worker. Meagan became a permanent staff member in March 2013. She is currently enrolled at UIS and majoring in Psychology.

 

 

Megan McFall, Stars TeacherMegan McFall, Stars Room

Meagan started working at the Cox Children’s Center in May 2013.  Megan has her Teaching Certificate from Eastern Illinois University where she received her Bachelors Degree in Physical Education and Masters in Athletic Administration.  Megan has many years of early childhood experience.

 

 

Tamara Larcher-Keppler, Stars RoomTamara Larcher-Keppler, Stars Room

Tamara began working at Cox in November 2006. She holds an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences-Child Care Services. She has over 16 years child care experience.

 

 

Freida Kieffer, Cardinals RoomFreida Kieffer, Cardinals Room

Freida has been with Cox since September 1988. She has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood.

 

 

Mary parker Mary Parker, Cardinal Room 

Mary has been with Cox since February 2014. She has a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education and has many years of early childhood education experience.

 

 

Maddy Barnes, Lincoln Room

Maddy began working at the Cox Children’s Center in March of 2012 as a student worker.  She worked with the center off and on until becoming a permanent member of the staff in July 2013.  She has her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from UIS.  Maddy brings with her many years of early childhood experience.

 

 

Kristin Kruger, Lincoln RoomKristin Kruger, Butterfly Room

Kristin began working at the Cox Center in May 2008 as a student worker. Once she completed her Bachelor degree in Elementary Education, she became a full time staff member. Kristin brings with her many years of early childhood experience

 

 

002    Sam Riss, Butterfly Room

Sam began working at the Cox Center in April 2013 as a student worker.  Once she completed her degree in Psychology, she became a full time staff member.  Sam brings with her many years of early childhood education
experience.