Abby Mayer BA

Academic Director

Abby was born and raised in Kirksville, Missouri. She attended Central Methodist College and graduated with a degree in History and Political Science with an emphasis in education. She married her college sweetheart, Morgan, and together they have 4 little girls; Scout, and Molly, and twins Kinley and Reagan. Abby's mother was a teacher and some of her earliest memories are going to school in the summer with her mother and helping to set up her classrooms. Throughout her life, she has always wanted to be a teacher and has most enjoyed working with challenging students and those with special needs. Abby has been at CALO since September of 2008 and has loved all the opportunities that she has been blessed with.

Ryan Chester BS Ed./ MS Ed.

Intermediate School Teacher

Ryan currently teaches Health and Art at CALO Intermediate School. Originally from Michigan, Ryan grew up an Army "Brat," so he had the privilege of living in many different states and countries. He graduated High School in Waynesville, Missouri and received his BS in Social Studies and Secondary Education at the University of Central Missouri, and followed that up with a Master's degree in Education Administration at William Woods University. Ryan has taught Middle School 10 years and has over a decade of athletic coaching experience. Ryan is supported at home by his Amazing wife and four fantastic children. Some hobbies he enjoys are Crossfit, boating, MMA, and woodwork.

Bradley Johnson BSE

Intermediate School Teacher

Bradley Johnson was born and raised in Eldon Mo. He graduated from Eldon High School. After that, he attended UCM for his undergraduate degree. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCM in 2014 with a BSE in Mathematics, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science. From there he spent a year working for the Boonville School district. He then worked for the High Point school district from 2015-2017. He is now working for CALO as an educator.

Amy Lee BA

Intermediate School Teacher

Amy lives in Eldon, MO with her husband Craig, and they have two sons - Dustin and Connor. She earned her BA in History with a minor in English w/Emphasis in Literature. She finished her teacher program and became certified in July 2016. Children have always been an important part of Amy's life. She worked with Missouri Dept. of Education for 9 years in the Conduct & Investigations section. She was the person who dealt with making sure all new hires at 524 public school were fingerprinted before they began work. She also dealt with individuals who had a criminal/DFS history who were also wanting to be, or already were, certified as educators. Tracking, gathering, investigating, and putting together cases for these individuals was what she did every day. As the years passed, Amy realized she wanted to be on the other end. She wanted to be in the classroom with the children. So, at the age of 40 she earned her degree and began the process to become an educator! She says she enjoys every moment that she spends in school as a teacher. Amy says she wakes up happy to start her day, and leaves at the end of the day feeling a little more fulfilled.

Kyla Frost

Intermediate School Administrative Assistant

Kyla lives in Lake Ozark with her wonderful husband and son. Kyla grew up around the lake area, but moved to California and Wyoming with her husband before settling back down in the lake area. Kyla enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies and being outdoors.

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