Welcome to our cluster for students aged 7-9. Scroll down to learn more about our teachers or visit the links below to learn more about our curriculum, class news, and current class. Feel free to contact me by email with any questions.
Faculty - 7-9 Year Old Cluster
7-9 year-old Lead Teacher
Lauren is a Tuscaloosa, Alabama native born in Northport. She graduated from the University of Alabama in May of 2013 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. Lauren started her Capitol School journey in January of 2014 in the preschool working as a Montessori preschool aide. She is currently the Lead Teacher of the 7-9 year old cluster. She has served as the coteacher for both the 5-7 and 7-9 year olds in past years. Lauren fell in love with the teaching strategies, environment, and manipulatives provided at The Capitol School. Lauren has also completed her Masters Degree in Elementary Education from the University of West Alabama in December of 2016 and wants to someday pursue her EdS.
Faculty - Amundson Cluster
7-9 year-old Teacher and Technology Teacher
Mrs. Missy Richey is one of the teachers of the 7-9 year old cluster at The Capitol School. She has 25+ years of teaching experience in preschool, kindergarten, first grade and fourth grade in Alabama and Tennessee school systems. She also has worked as a teacher and coordinator with Florence City Schools' Homebound k-12 student program for several years. She has created and directed science and social studies children's workshops throughout North Alabama for over twenty five years. As a graduate teaching assistant for The University of Alabama, she worked with The Child Development Center and taught classes in children's literature, methods of teaching science, social studies and human development. Mrs. Richey studied at Bishop Grosseteste College in Lincoln, England and High Wych JMI School in Sawbridgeworth, England. Mrs. Richey earned a M.S. and Educational Specialist degree in Early Childhood Education from The University of Alabama and holds a AA level teaching certificate in Alabama and Tennessee.