Eight years ago, I returned to St. John’s as the first and second grade teacher. I previously had taught
second grade at St. John’s for the 1998-1999 school year, and then first grade after that for three more
years. Previous to that, I taught for two years at Holy Rosary School in Monroe City at the first grade
level. And before all of that, I graduated from Culver-Stockton College in May 1996 with a degree in
Elementary Education.
After taking time out in the business world (working for Niemann Foods in Quincy as an Equipment
Buyer), I decided that I was missing the imagination and creativity that teaching brought to my days. So
I returned to the field of education. I live with my husband, Doug, and eleven year old daughter, Maddie
in Payson, Illinois. Maddie is a sixth grader in Mrs. Miller’s class this year!
I would like the parents to know that they are always welcome to visit our room. If you have concerns,
questions, etc… please don’t hesitate to call me at school (221-0215), on my cell (217-430- 9257), or e-
mail me at kbradshaw@stjohnshannibal.org. We are working as a team to help our kids get the best
education possible!
When dreaming of the future for my students, I hope that they will grow into adults who possess self-
discipline, self-respect, respect for others, integrity, perseverance, patience, generosity, commitment,
determination, and diligence. St. John’s is a school that truly strives to instill these character traits in the
children that attend there. This will provide these students with the tools they can use to serve as
Christian witnesses and productive members of their future communities!