Hi, I am Beth Kossen, Director at Olivia’s House, the original house. I have been working at Olivia’s House since 2002. When I was first hired I was the 4-5 year old’s teacher and this past October 2006 I was promoted to Director. Prior to coming to Missouri I taught in Illinois, in a public school setting for 17 years. I worked in the Early Childhood Special Education program along with a pilot program in Illinois for children at risk. At the present, I am enrolled in Penn Valley to again further my education. I am recently married to a wonderful man and have three children. I want to say that I have loved and enjoyed working with children for many years. I am very proud and happy to be a part of Olivia’s House.