Staff

Stacey Gilmore, Director

Stacey has been with Cox since October 2001. She received both a B.S. 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.

Rosemary Shanle, Kitchen

Rosemary began working at the Cox Children’s Center in May 2008. She has her Associate’s Degree from Springfield College.

Kerri Skrudland, Office Support Specialist

Kerri began working at the Cox Children’s Center in April 2019. She has a B.A. in Journalism from Bradley University.

Caterpillar Room

Sam Lounsberry

Meagan Wright

Sam began working at the Cox Children’s Center in January of 2015 while doing her infant practicum.  Beginning May 2015 Sam started working at the center in an extra-help position, becoming full time in June 2016.  Sam has her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Lincoln Land Community College.

Meagan started working at the Cox Children’s Center in March 2012 as a student employee. Meagan became a permanent staff member in March 2013. She has her B.A. in Psychology. Meagan is currently taking classes to further her ECE education.

Stars Room

Tamara Larcher-Keppler

Tamara began working at Cox in November 2006. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences-Child Care Services.

Erika McCready

Erika began working at Cox in January 2020. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Psychology and Arts.

Cardinal Room

Robin Eddington

Robin began working at the Cox Center in October 2019. She has her degree in Early Childhood Education.

Kristy Pittner

Kristy started at the center in September 2021. She graduated from Illinois College with a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education.

Lincoln Room

Cheyanne Bonnett

Cheyanne began working at the Cox Center in February 2014.  She briefly left in 2016 to work in campus recreation but returned to work at the center in August 2018.  Cheyanne has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology.  She also has her Master’s in Recreation Sport and Tourism.

Butterfly Room

Kristin Kruger

Sam Riss

Kristin began working at the Cox Center in May 2008 as a student worker. Once she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, she became a full-time staff member.

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 is currently taking classes to further her ECE education.

Float Teacher

Rachel Hill

Rachel began working at the Cox Center in February 2015.  She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies.

Student and Part-Time Employees