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2023-2024 Upcoming Dates to Know & Schedule:

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Monday Care - Need child care on Mondays?  Email

*All families will be emailed 'Back to School' and teacher name mid July. For more information, email Dr. Rowden,


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Welcome New Teachers

We are excited to introduce our new teachers to Sunrise! Read about and see each new staff member!  

K-1 Special Education Teacher: Mrs. Moran

Hello! My name is Sarah Moran and I will be teaching Kindergarten and first grade special education. I grew up in Park Hills and graduated from Central High School. I attended Missouri Baptist University where I received my Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and Special Education, a Master of Arts in Teaching, Master’s degree in Administration and Special Education Administration, and an Education Specialist’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I have previously taught grades 6-12 Special Education, 4th and 5th writing and social studies, K-2 Emotional & Behavior Disorders, K-2 Behavior Coach, and my most recent experience was being a special services process coordinator for 3 years. I live in Farmington with my husband, three children, and our dog, cat, and hedgehog. I enjoy reading, going to the beach, and generally just being outside. I’m excited for the upcoming school year!

4th-5th Grade Writing & Social Studies Teacher: Ms. Thompson

Hello! My name is Paisley Thompson and I will be teaching 4th & 5th grade Writing and Social Studies. I grew up in Desoto and graduated from Desoto high school. I then attended, and graduated from, Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Middle School English Education. I enjoy being active and outside, shopping, and spending time with my friends and family. I am so excited to join the Sunrise family! 

Music & Band Teacher: Ms. Williams

Hello!  My name is Caroline Williams and I will be teaching PK - 5th grade music and 6th - 8th grade band.  I graduated from Hillsboro and have spent the last few years teaching K-12 music and band in rural Southeast Missouri. I am very excited for the opportunity to do what I love back at home!

Middle School Social Studies Teacher: Mrs. Johnson

Hi! My name is Trish Johnson and I will be teaching 6th-8th grade social studies. My husband and I have been married for 26 years and we have two children (Sydney-25 and Zach-23). For my first go-round, I attended the University of Missouri St. Louis. Immediately following, I got married and 10 months later Sydney arrived. After staying home, I entered the world of education when my son started kindergarten. I returned to school for a degree in elementary education from Missouri Baptist University. I love teaching and I am so excited to begin a new journey at Sunrise! I enjoy reading, cooking, being outdoors, and I especially love spending time with my family.



1: New Student Enrollment, 8:00-2:00

6: Preschool & Kindergarten Popsicles with the Principal, PK @ 5:00 pm, Kinder @ 5:45 pm

15: Back to School Day Event: Sign Up Here to meet the teacher and drop off your school supplies in the classroom/locker

20: First Day of School, 7:30 am drop off, 7:50 school starts, 3:34 school ends