Meet Mrs. Kearns

Nineteen years in to teaching and I love going to school every day!  I started my teaching career in fourth grade at the Jefferson RVII School District, and in my second year of teaching I took advantage of the opportunity to move to the Festus School District.  While at Festus I have:
  • Taught 4th Grade for 14 years
    • Was among the first eMINTS classrooms in the state in 2000
    • PLC leader, as well as lead teacher
    • Served on curriculum committees
    • Chairperson of Professional Development Committee
  • Taught 3rd Grade for 1 year
  • Gifted Educator for 3 years
    • Redesigned program with focus on STEAM standards and NGSS standards
    • Implemented Destination Imagination
    • Implemented Mastodon Science Fair participation
    • Implemented participation in Junior American Citizens competition
    • Implemented participation in Daughters of the American Revolution competition
    • Young Inventors' Program
Outside of school, I am happily married with my own four children and dog, named Frodo.  I would love to hear from you if you have any questions about the program! You can email me at

Contact Information

Mrs. Michele Kearns
Festus Elementary
Phone: 636-937-5720 ext x2129