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.

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. Teresa is our part-time paraprofessional in 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 5th-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 Senior at Loyola of Chicago.

Leslye Lewis has rejoined our team as our 5th grade para professional.  Leslye has many years of experience as a para educator and classroom aide,as well as a massage therapist.  She has completed training in Wilson Language, Mindfulness for Children, and Meditation.  Her son Jadon, a STE graduate, is a freshman at Drake University.