Phone: (314) 533-0894


Degrees and Certifications:

I earned a teachers’ certification from DESE in Pre-K thru 3rd grade/Cross Category in Special Education and received my Master’s Degree from Webster University and also a Bachelor’s Degree at Fontbonne University.

Mrs. Esther Mbugua


My name is Mwalimu Esther Mbugua and I am an Early Childhood Special Education teacher at BKG Pamoja Prep @ Cole, From an early age from my home of Kenya, I was naturally guided to be a caregiver of the young and took that role very seriously. I felt it was an honored place in my family and village. I became aware very early in life that many people have different learning styles but recognized everyone has the capacity to learn. This helped to shape my interest in teaching children with special learning needs.

I also believe that the inclusive classroom is an essential component in providing a natural and nurturing environment for all children because I am a true believer that “children learn from other children.” I like to meet children where they are” with acceptance and sensitivity. I believe children learn much through imitation. A parent is his/her child’s “first” teacher so I work to support and build strong team relationships with their family.

I strive to focus on each child’s individual needs as well as the collective classroom goals.  I incorporate Kiswahili, African storytelling, creative dance & song while addressing all developmental lessons.




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Pamoja Preparatory Academy @ Cole

314 533 0894
3935 Enright Avenue
st. louis, MO 63108
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