We are pleased to have four new faculty members for the 2016-2017 school year. These teachers are dedicated to the mission of City Academy and are great advocates for our students.

8x10_ann_headshotAnn Luciani
Early Childhood STEAM Teacher

Ann’s career began in business, but after staying home with her two children, she began to follow her passion for education as a part-time pre-school music teacher and volunteering at her children’s schools. After earning her master’s degree in elementary education, Ann taught at The Soulard School. Ann is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Science Teacher’s Association.

Learn more about Ann Luciani

Lisa McKenna_8x10Lisa McKenna
Math Teacher, 1st-3rd Grade

Lisa has a passion for teaching elementary students and joined the City Academy family in 2016. Prior to teaching at City Academy, she taught third grade at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School. Lisa believes that she is a life-long learner and wants to share with all of her students that learning is a life-long journey.  She is a member of the National Education Association.

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Marth 8x10Martha Schott
Kindergarten Math & Cultural Studies Teacher

Martha joined City Academy in 2015 as a student teacher in our early childhood classroom. She is now our Kindergarten Math and Cultural Studies Teacher. Before joining the City Academy family, Martha taught at the Downtown Children’s Center and as a substitute teacher in the Hazelwood School District. Her passion is providing hands-on education for students through a meaningful, active, and challenging curriculum.

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8x10_2016Ray Speed
Third Grade Language Arts Teacher

Ray first joined the City Academy family student teaching in 2015 and is now our third grade teacher. Prior to teaching third grade at City Academy, Ray Speed was a Senior Business Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank. He worked in Corporate America for more than 20 years. His experience with Junior Achievement lead him from the conference room to the classroom. Ray completed the University of Missouri St. Louis’s post baccalaureate program in Spring 2016. He holds teaching certifications in Elementary (Grades 1-6) and Mild/Moderate Special Education (K-12).

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