Mrs. Joni Ragain (8th Grade)
Mrs. Ragain has been with Republic Schools for 21 years. Mrs. Ragain and her husband have two daughters and two dogs. She enjoys reading, traveling, and fostering dogs for Havaheart Rescue. Mrs. Ragain loves to watch the transformation the 8th graders go through as they prepare for high school. Her door is always open and she welcomes any parental input that will help her in assisting personal growth in her students.
Mrs. Gen Nelson (7th Grade)
Mrs. Nelson has been at RMS for 7 years. She loves getting to know all of her students, watching them grow, and helping them find their own voice. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Missouri School Counselor Association and runs a middle school group at Lost & Found Grief Center. When she has free time, Mrs. Nelson enjoys reading, gardening flowers, catching up on her favorite TV shows, and spending time with her husband (Sam) and two children (Lucy & Charlie).
Mrs. Madison Neves (6th Grade)
Mrs. Neves has been a school counselor for 7 years, and this is her second year at RMS! She has been married for 8 years and has two dogs: a black Lab named Macie and a Great Dane named Princess Leia. Her hobbies include reading, spending time with her family and friends, eating junk food, and going to the movies. Mrs. Neves' favorite thing about being a school counselor is having the opportunity to impact the life of a student. She gets to show them that someone will listen and "have their back" even when they feel like no one does. The students make the good days great and even the bad days better!