About Our Staff

Jen Moreland has a degree in Special Education and Elementary Education from the University of MO-St. Louis and a Master of Arts in Education from
University.  She holds a Lifetime Certification in Special Education(K-12) and Elementary Education(1-8).  She has been at St. Elizabeth since 1999, first teaching 6th grade English, Religion and Social Studies before starting the Resource Center in 2000.  Prior to joining St. Elizabeth, she worked at Marillac Center for Children.  Her work on Inclusive Education at St. Elizabeth has been her passion for almost 20 years, and she continues to work to bring success to all students by making the most impact she can.  

Jen was a presenter at the 2017 FIRE Educator Conference and is an adjunct professor at Rockhurst University. Humbly, she is the first recipient of the Flame Award, from the FIRE Foundation. She and her husband, Brendan, are the proud parents of 3 girls and are very active in St. Elizabeth School.

Leslye Lewis worked 20 years in government contracts within the Aerospace industry before becoming a stay-home mom with her son, Jadon, in 2001. Mrs. Lewis volunteered in Jadon’s kindergarten class before starting full-time work as a paraprofessional at St. Elizabeth’s. She manages our sensory room and works closely with occupational therapists to help the team provide sensory breaks and sensory diets for many students in and out of the classroom.  She also assists in managing our Agenda Check-in and Homework Crew programs. Mrs. Lewis is a certified mediator and a licensed massage therapist.   

Beth Koch has a degree in Early Childhood & Elementary Education from the University of Central Missouri and a Masters of Arts in Elementary Education from Baker University. She began her teaching career at Shoal Creek Elementary in Liberty MO where she taught 2nd grade for 12 years.  There she developed a passion for reading instruction and helping each student reach their maximum potential.  Beth is a graduate of St. Elizabeth’s (Class of 1995). She and her husband (Kevin) are proud parents of two girls, Lucy will start Kindergarten at St. Elizabeth this year, and Maggie will attend the St. Elizabeth’s ECC program next year. She is excited to join the team as a reading specialist and hopes to contribute to the school and community she calls home.

Teresa Medina has been a fixture in the St. Elizabeth School school community for several years, working as a volunteer, preschool administrator, Camp Shamrock director, paraprofessional and FIRE conference speaker. After a short break, Teresa is returning as a part-time paraprofessional in Pre-Kindergarten. She also serves as the parish Social Services Director. She and her husband, Frank, have raised four children, all graduates of St. Elizabeth School. Teresa holds a BA in Mass Communications from Northeast Missouri (Truman) State University and an MBA from Rockhurst University. 

Larry Hunt
comes to St. Elizabeth as a 4th-grade paraprofessional. He has a Bachelors of Science degree and a Masters degree in Teaching Art, both from Northwest Missouri State. He taught 34 years in public schools, the last 20 in the North Kansas City School District. His son, Trey, is a Junior at Loyola of Chicago.

Grace Dayson is returning this year as a full-time paraprofessional, assisting students in 6th and 8th grades. While still in college working towards her degree in Communications, she is also working as an intern with a local communications company. With just one semester previously working at St. Elizabeth, she is excited to continue working with more kids and spending more time with the St. E’s family.