Staff

Stacey Gilmore, Director

Stacey has been with Cox since October 2001. Stacey 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 as 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 worker. 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, Stars Room TeacherTamara 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

     Cheyanne and Robin, Cardinal Room Teachers

Cheyanne Bowman

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.

Robin Eddington

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

 

Lincoln Room

Rachel, Lincoln TeacherRachel Hill

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

 

 

Butterfly Room

Kristin and Sam, Butterfly Teacher

 

 

 

 

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.

School Age Room

float teacher Kelsey    Kelsey Marucco

Kelsey started at Cox as a student employee. In December 2019, after finishing her student teaching, she accepted a position as a full-time float teacher. She transitioned to the School Age classroom in summer 2020. She holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Elementary Education and Psychology from UIS.

Float Teacher

Olivia Darnell, float teacher

Olivia Darnell

Olivia began working at the center in June of 2019 in an extra-help position. In short order, she accepted a position as a float teacher. Olivia currently has her Associate’s Degree and is working towards her Bachelor’s at UIS with a double major in Elementary Education and Psychology.

 

 

Student and Part-Time Employees

Ryann                                 Emily A.                          Layla                          Madison

Ryann, student employee        Emily Student Worker  Layla, Student Employee  student employee Madison

 

Ally                              Haleigh                                 Sierra                            Emily K.

Ally, part time employee    haleigh, student employee       Sierra   Emily K.

 

Natalie                       Morgan                      Kendra                             Savannah

Morgan, Student Employee

Kendra  student employee Savannah

 

Brey                              Jenna                          Jadyn                           Megan

Brey, Student Employee

Jenna, student employee

   

 

 

Kristina                           Sophie                           Hannah                     Sable

Kristina   Sophie, Student Employee   Hannah, Student Employee  Sable, Student Employee