Faculty & Staff


Beth Rose, MSW, LCSW, Director

Beth is the Director of the Learning Center.  She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Washington University.  Beth has worked in the social service field for over 30 years.

Keith Komorowski, MSW, LCSW, Assistant Director

Keith is the Assistant Director of the Learning Center. He holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is a Missouri Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Keith oversees the Learning Center’s counseling, social skills, enrichment, and summer programs.

Gail Porter, Administrative Coordinator

Gail brings many years of retail management experience to Miriam.  She coordinates all administrative functions for the Learning Center and supervises clerical staff.

Brigid Reid, Testing Coordinator

Brigid has a strong background in audiology and speech pathology. She schedules and coordinates all testing services.

Michelle Luebbert, M.ED, LPC, DESE Compliance Coordinator

Michelle is a veteran School Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor. She ensures Miriam staff are following DESE regulations while testing and providing therapy. She is available to all partner schools free of charge to answer questions and provide guidance.

Patti Stenger, CCC/SLP, Therapy Supervisor

Patti is a licensed speech/language pathologist with many years of experience evaluating and treating children in public schools. She enjoys working with Miriam therapists to maintain DESE compliance and to ensure quality of services.

Peppy Howard-Willms, M.ED, BCBA, Behavior Support Supervisor

Peppy holds a Masters degree in education and special education and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has over 38 years of experience working with children who have behavior challenges. She manages the Learning Center’s behavior support program and supervises and trains staff.

Sue Theodore, School Psychological Examiner, Testing and Tutoring Supervisor

Sue is a veteran special education teacher and DESE certified school psychological examiner. Sue supervises all of the Learning Center’s testers and tutors.

Molly Downing, Clerical

Molly is a student pursuing her bachelor degree in teaching. She oversees the front office and programming during the afternoon and evening hours while at the Miriam School.