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DESE EL and Migrant Staff
Shawn Cockrum
(573) 751-8280
Director - Migrant, ELL, Immigrant & Refugee
Ryan Rumpf
(573) 751-3926
Director - ELD Curriculum
Drew Linkon
(573) 751-8285
Assistant Director - Assessment
Yaya Badji
(816) 235-6157
Supervisor - ELL, Immigrant & Refugee
Diane Herx
(573) 526-6989
Migrant Identification and Recruiting - Migrant Student Information Exchange (MSIX)
MELL Instructional Specialists
MELL Region 1
Guadalupe Magana (816) 235-8844
Counties served
Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Henry, Holt, Lafayette, Jackson, Johnson, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Platte, Ray, Worth
MELL Region 2
Dr. Cynthia Chasteen (573) 882-5763
Counties served
Adair, Audrain, Benton, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Chariton, Clark, Cole, Cooper, Howard, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Macon, Maries, Marion, Miller, Moniteau, Monroe, Morgan, Osage, Pettis, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Saline, Scotland, Schuyler, Shelby, Sullivan
MELL Region 3
Robert Greenhaw
(314) 692-1256

Counties served
Franklin, Gasconade, Jefferson, Lincoln, Montgomery, Pike, St. Charles, St. Louis, Warren 

MELL Region 4
Merica Clinkenbeard (417-836-4093)
Counties served
Barry, Barton, Bates, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Hickory, Howell, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Ozark, Polk, Pulaski, St. Clair, Stone, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Webster, Wright
MELL Region 5
Julie Antill
(573) 986-6794
Counties served
Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Crawford, Dent, Dunklin, Iron, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Oregon, Pemiscot, Perry, Phelps, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Stoddard, Washington, Wayne
Migrant Identification Specialists
Northwestern 
Alejandro Cabero
​(816) 777-8865
Counties served
Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Chariton, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Jackson, Lafayette, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Mercer, Nodaway, Platte, Putnam,  Ray, Saline, Schuyler, Sullivan, Worth
Northeastern
Teresa Cox
(859) 475-2514
Counties served
Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Clark, Cole, Franklin, Gasconade, Jefferson, Knox, Lewis, Lincoln, Maries, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Osage, Pike, Ralls, Randolph, Scotland, Shelby, St. Charles, St. Louis, Warren
Southeastern
Angel Castro
(573) 717-5973
Counties served
Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Crawford, Dent, Dunklin, Iron, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Oregon, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Stoddard, Washington, Wayne
Southwestern
Yeni Vasquez
(417) 459-8601
Counties served
Barry, Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Howell, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Ozark, Phelps, Polk, Pulaski, Stone, Taney, Texas, Webster, Wright
Central
Robin Thompson (660) 441-1441
Counties served
Bates, Benton, Cass, Camden, Cooper, Henry, Hickory, Howard, Johnson, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Pettis, St. Clair, Vernon