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    Name: Christine Lato
    Email: christine.lato@slps.org
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    Subject(s): SPED
    Building Phone: (314) 932-1464
    Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,

    The first day of a new school year… I am so excited to be working with you again and those new to AESM. I have missed you all.  

    To my students, I say Thank You for when I teach, I also learn.  This past year we all grew together during this difficult time.  We begin a new journey as we begin this school year.  There may be bumps along the way, but know it will be ok and I will be here to support and assit you through it. 

    To my parents, I say Thank You for allowing me to be your child’s teacher and working as a team.  We may have some challenges with technology and times, but I am willing to adjust my schedule to work with you and your child for class instruction/meetings and virtual hours where we can work together through email, text and phone calls.  I am here to support you. 

    Welcome, Ms. Barabara Toran, our classroom Para Professional.  She is a great asset to our classroom and students.  I apprecite her help.  She is always there to help the students.  

    Thank you for your continued support and efforts. 

    Mrs. Christine Lato 


    I graduated from Fontbonne College with a Bachelor of Arts if Education and Special Education, and from Ashford University with a Master of Education with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education.  Mrs. Lato also received certification in Severe Developmental Disabilities from Webster University and an Autism certification from UMSL. Her teaching experience includes: 2 years at Buder Elementary working with students who had Autism, and 17 years at Gateway STEM High School, both as a teacher and as the Autism Department Head. I currently teach part-time at St. Charles Community College focusing on Autism Certification Studies. 

    In my spare time I enjoy fishing, crafting (card-making, and scrapbooking), making jewelry, photography, and baking.  I am married and have two daughters.

     Hope you are all doing well and are safe.  I miss you all.

    Hershey has a new cage and is loving it.  Daisy and Oreo have new a new home. They are in good hands and being well taken care of.   


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