Meet the Team

We call our teachers guides, because that’s what they do: guide the student in their learning, always focusing on the student’s demonstrated needs and interests. Meet our 2022-2023 guides!


Head of School and Guide

Drawing on 17 years of experience teaching public and private school and homeschooling, Ginger guides elementary and middle school students in all curriculum areas, and teaches history and physics to our secondary students.


Lead Lower Elementary Guide

Ten years of experience teaching play-based preschool plus a degree in English and continuing Montessori studies have equipped Kate to guide elementary students in all curriculum areas as well as work with our secondary students on afternoon projects.


Lead Guide for High School Math and Assistant Guide, Middle

Madison is a graduate student in the Truman State Statistics degree program, and guides high school math as well as assisting with middle school, plus an occasional stint in elementary!


Lead Guide for High School Math and Assistant Guide, Elementary

Erin brings 16 years of experience in teaching secondary math and homeschooling, and guides our secondary students in math. She also assists in our elementary classroom, guiding student learning in a variety of areas.


Lead Guide High School Lit and Comp, Assistant Guide Upper Elementary

Kayley brings formal training in education from Truman State and a Master’s in English to their work as an upper elementary and high school literature and composition guide!


Lead Guide, High School Physics

Murtuza is a Truman physics major who brings his exceptional knowledge of his subject matter and his enthusiasm for physics to our high school students!


Lead Guide for High School Art and Assistant Guide, Lower El and Middle

Michelle studied art at Truman State and homeschooled for many years prior to working at Prairie Song. She brings a wealth of life experience to her work with our students!

Not pictured, but equally valued members of our team: each students’ caregivers. We communicate and collaborate to achieve best outcomes for each of our students.

Our spectacular board, always focused on access, equity, and excellence as they guide our school:

2022-2023 Board Members

Kelsey Aurand de Razo, President

Madeline Nash, Treasurer

Johnna Shockey, Fundraising Co-Chair

Peggy Clement, Fundraising Co-Chair

Denise Tharp, Secretary

Maria Evans, Member at Large

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