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Special School District of St. Louis County

Governing Council

The Governing Council is a 22-member oversight board for SSD consisting of one Board of Education member from each of St. Louis County’s 22 public school districts.

The Governing Council reviews and approves the district’s annual budget; reviews and approves a five-year rolling plan for the district; and interviews and elects the seven members of the SSD Board of Education.

Governing Council Members

Affton School District
Michael McNeil / Michele Burford (Alternate)
Bayless School District
Jeff Preisack / Shannon Kohler (Alternate)
Brentwood School District
Melissa Nehrt / Kerry Trostel (Alternate)
Clayton School District
Lily Raymond / Gary Pierson (Alternate)
Ferguson-Florissant School District
Robert Chabot / Sheila Powell-Walker (Alternate)
Hancock Place School District
Jennifer Kossman / Jean Parshall (Alternate)
Hazelwood School District
Brenda Youngblood / Ann Gibbons (Alternate)
Jennings School District
John Schlereth / Reggie Hall (Alternate)
Kirkwood School District
Julie Backer / Jennifer Pangborn (Alternate)
Ladue School District
Nancy Goldstein / Kisha Lee (Alternate)
Lindbergh School District
Jennifer Miller / Karen Schuster (Alternate)
Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District
Brandi Herndon-Miller / Katie Kaufmann (Alternate)
Mehlville School District
Larry Felton / Peggy Hassler (Alternate)
Normandy Schools Collaborative
Pamela Westbrooks-Hodge / TBD (Alternate)
Parkway School District
Deborah Hopper* / Sudhir Rathod (Alternate)
Pattonville School District
Ruth Petrov / Brian Gray (Alternate)
Ritenour School District
Stacey Albin-Wilson / Jennifer Lohnes (Alternate)
Riverview Gardens School District
Veronica Morrow-Reel / Mark Tranel (Alternate)
Rockwood School District
Lynne Midyett / Loralee Mondl (Alternate)
University City School District
George Lendard / TBD (Alternate)
Valley Park School District
Jessica Marietta
Webster Groves School District
Alexander Kahn / Kita Quinn (Alternate)

*Governing Council Chairperson
SSD Fast Facts
Currently scheduled Governing Council meetings for the 2019-2020 school year are:
  • Sept. 16, 2019

  • Dec. 9, 2019

  • March 2, 2020

  • June 1, 2020

All meetings begin at 7 p.m. at the SSD Central Administrative Offices, 12110 Clayton Road in Town & Country, in rooms 60 and 61 unless otherwise indicated. All meeting dates are subject to change.

For the latest information on the Governing Council’s meeting schedule, call 314.989.8281.

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12110 Clayton Rd, Town & Country, MO 63131  /  314.989.8100  /  314.989.8552 – 711 (Missouri Relay)

Special School District of St. Louis County (SSD) is a leader in providing special education services to students with disabilities and also provides a wide range of career and technical education programs.
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