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Teaching in Room 9

Help prepare your early learners for a strong start to kindergarten with Teaching in Room 9. Lessons focus on pre-k fundamentals such as letters and sounds, friends and feelings, art, movement, and science. The local teaching team includes viewer-favorite Dr. Sanders, along with special lessons presented by Saint Louis Art Museum and Washington University’s Institute for School Partnerships.  

Lessons air weekdays from 11:30 am–12:30 pm on Nine PBS and livestreamed. They can also be viewed at, on YouTube, and on the PBS Video App.  

Teaching in Room 9 is supported by Bank of America, Berges Family Foundation, Boeing, Dana Brown Charitable Trust, Emerson, Pershing Charitable Trust, Saint Louis Art Museum, and STEMpact.

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Pre-K and Kindergarten Lessons

1st Grade Lessons

2nd Grade Lessons

3rd Grade Lessons

Saint Louis Art Museum's Wee Wednesdays

Art lessons are provided in partnership with the Saint Louis Art Museum and their Wee Wednesday content. Learn more here.



Carrie Brewer

Gordon Bush Elementary
East St Louis School District 189
3rd Grade Math

Andrew Cotton

Bermuda Primary School
Ferguson-Florissant School District
1st Grade Science

Leah Crawford

Old Bonhomme Elementary School
Ladue School District
3rd Grade Social Studies

Colleen Fitzsimmons-Wiviott

Associate Educator, Youth and Family Learning
Saint Louis Art Museum

Kristen Forth

Rockwood School District - all elementary buildings K-2
1st Grade Reading

Chris Frills

KIPP Saint Louis
2nd Grade Science

Emily Gentemann

Dewey International Studies
Saint Louis Public Schools
2nd Grade Science

Angela Griffin

Mullanphy-Botanical Gardens ILC
Saint Louis Public Schools
Reading, PreK-1

Amy Huson

Hancock Elementary
Hancock Place
2nd Grade Social Studies

Julia Knarr

The Soulard School
2nd Grade Math

Nissreen Newby

University City Schools
1st Grade Science

Jeanne Norris

Institute for School Partnership at Washington University
3rd Grade Science

Travis Rainey

Fairview Elementary
Jennings School District
Math, Grades 2-4

Albert J. Sanders Jr.

Adams Elementary
Saint Louis Public Schools
PreK-K Reading and Math

Semaja Smith

Fairview Elementary
Jennings School District
Math, Grades 2-4

Raymel Speed

City Academy
Reading, Grades 2-4

Julia St. Louis

Rogers Elementary School 
Mehlville School District
3rd Grade Reading

Rebecca Stobbs

Maplewood-Richmond Heights Early Childhood Center
PreK-K Science

Lauren Williams

Windsor Elementary School
Windsor C-1
1st Grade Math

Hannah Wright

Monroe Elementary
City of St. Charles School District
2nd Grade Reading

Nine PBS Educator and Caregiver Toolkit

The online learning toolkit streamlines Nine PBS’s early learning resources into one easy-to-use place for educators, parents, and caregivers. You will find links to schedules, trusted educational content, activities, learning goals, and targeted resources for teachers and for parents.