Stephanie Ellinger - Parent Educator
Stephanie started with Parents as Teachers in August 1999. She graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a B.S. in Human Environmental Studies with emphasis in Child Development.
Stephanie's previous experience was as a pre-school teacher and Center director at a local childcare center. We are fortunate that she has chosen to share her love for children with us. Stephanie loves her job and all of her families. All of this and so much more, is what makes her such a wonderful Parent Educator.
Stephanie is married to Ryan Ellinger, and they have three children: Cole, Aubrie and Gracie. They reside in Scott City.
Gina Payne - Parent Educator
Gina began as a Parent Educator in August 2000. She graduated from SIU - Edwardsville with a degree in Elementary & Early Childhood.
Gina has had many years experience with children at a local daycare, also. She has brought knowledge, experience, laughter and fun to our Parents as Teachers staff and families. She truly enjoys working with the children and parents in the program.
Gina is married to Terry Payne, they have 2 beautiful children - Becky and Tyler. They reside in Cape.