• Ms. Candace
      Name: Candace Runions
       Email: candace.runions@slps.org
             Room Number: 142
           Building Phone: (314) 241-0993

                                                Hello & Welcome Students & Parents!

    My name is Candace Runions and I am one of three preschool teacers at Gateway Michael Elementary School. I have been teaching for almost 5 years within the Saint Louis Public School District, with this being my very first year at Gateway Michael! I have absolutely fallen in love with Gateway Michael during this year and look forward to many more years to come!


    Here's a little about me:

     I have my teaching certification in Early Childhood Special Education allowing me to teach students from birth to 3rd grade. I earned my Bachelor's of Science in Education from the University of Central Missouri (UCM), GO MULES!! I am currently furthering my education at Lindenwood University working towards a Master's with emphasis in Early Interventions in Autism and Sensory Impairments. I am a Saint Louis Native and was educated within the SLPS district! 

    I absolutely love education and working with students who learn, function, communicate and live differently than others. Building an educational foundation at an early age is my passion and what I will continue my work in! Education is the key to unlock many different possibilies & opportunities!

    So I am making this dedication to you and your students to care for them with gentleness and kindness, value who they are, meet them were they are while collaborating with you to continue in building their skills and knowledge and meeting academic goals.


    Please become familiar with our webpage as this is an important and essential tool for us to communicate and reference throughout the school year. Please tey to access this webpage weekly so you can be aware of any upcoming events, dates, appointments, changes, assignments and reminders. DO NOT hesistate to reach out to me or the school with any questions or concerns!


    Peace. Love. Joy.

    Ms. Candace Runions

  • Distance Learning Schedule

    8:00 - 9:00 AM: Offline (Responding to Emails & Phone Calls)

    9:00 - 12:00 AM: E-Learning (Individual/Group), Conference Meetings & Open Office 

    12:30 - 1:00 PM: Lunch (Available via email)

    1:00 - 2:00 PM: E- Learning (M-W), Open Office (Th), Team Meeting (Friday)

    2:00 - 3:30 PM: Offline (Planning Time)