Supporting Staff

Tony Atkins
Tony Atkins
Tony Atkins Tony Atkins

Food Service Manager


Natalie Gould
Natalie Gould
Natalie Gould Natalie Gould

Counselor


Heather Hays
Heather Hays
Heather Hays Heather Hays

Operations Administrator

Heather Hays is excited for another school year in the Main Office at Lafayette Preparatory Academy. She loves being a part of the amazing team and community of LPA as an employee and parent! Prior to joining LPA, Heather worked as a Special Services Clerk in the Pattonville School District. Outside of work, Heather enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, camping and watching her children in their various activities such as Marching Band and Soccer.


Jecobi Heard
Jecobi Heard
Jecobi Heard Jecobi Heard

Food Service Asst./Aftercare Asst.


Amanda Howard
Amanda Howard
Amanda Howard Amanda Howard

Office Administrator

Ms. Howard is very excited for her first full year at LPA! She loves being a part of the LPA team and getting to know all of the students as the filter past the front desk. Before joining our team she was a technical recruiter and decided she wanted to go back and get her teaching certificate. Ms. Howard spends a lot of her free time studying, but when she’s not busy doing that, she enjoys time in her new home with her dog, Theodore, and exploring St. Louis.


Ciera Major
Ciera Major
Ciera Major Ciera Major

Teacher Assistant/After-Care Coordinator

Ciera is excited to begin her second full year at LPA while diving into her new role as Special Programs Coordinator. She is a graduate of East Alton Wood River High School with secondary education from Lewis and Clark Community College as well as the Southern IL University of Edwardsville. Ciera’s love for learning began at a young age and is focused on ensuring all children have a chance to receive a quality education regardless of their background. Before LPA Ciera directed 2 afterschool programs and was a Teacher’s Assistant at Montessori Children’s House in Godfrey IL. Ciera recently moved to the city and enjoys exploring St Louis, hanging out with friends, being in the sun, and watching hockey in her free time.


Wes Marino
Wes Marino
Wes Marino Wes Marino

Development and Community Outreach Coordinator


Jill McInnis
Jill McInnis
Jill McInnis Jill McInnis

Instructional Coach

Jill McInnis is excited to work as an Instructional Coach at Lafayette Preparatory Academy. Jill graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2009 with her degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and is finishing her Master’s in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Reading from the University of Missouri- St. Louis this year. Jill has experience working with students from many different backgrounds in both St. Louis County and St. Louis City, and she was the founding Kindergarten teacher at LPA. Jill loves working at Lafayette Prep! Jill likes to hang out with her family and friends, travel, read, walk her dog, and explore this wonderful city that we live in when she is not at LPA.


Brianne Overton
Brianne Overton
Brianne Overton Brianne Overton

Counselor

Brianne Overton is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) that specializes in child and adolescent counseling. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at University of Missouri – St. Louis in counselor education and supervision. Ms. Overton has two Master’s degrees; one in Thanatology from Hood College and the second in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Missouri – St. Louis.

As the school counselor, Ms. Overton is here as part of a team working with parents, school staff, and community resources to help make school a caring and supportive place for our children. She will work to help students overcome barriers to their progress in their academic, social, and emotional growth by providing individual and small group counseling, fostering positive peer relationships, providing classroom guidance. Brian enjoys working with students and having the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of children. She is looking forwarding to the upcoming school year!