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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
Patricia Zahn
Bayless School District
Jeff Preisack / Michelle Padgett (Alternate)
Brentwood School District
Cindy Pennington / Keith Rabenberg (Alternate)
Clayton School District
Amy Rubin
Ferguson-Florissant School District
Scott Ebert / Robert Chabot (Alternate)
Hancock Place School District
Garrett Mees* / Leslie Vineyard (Alternate)
Hazelwood School District
Brenda Youngblood / Ann Gibbons (Alternate)
Jennings School District
John Schlereth / Reggie Hall (Alternate)
Kirkwood School District
Julie Backer / E.J. Miller (Alternate)
Ladue School District
Dan Regelean / Sheri Glantz (Alternate)
Lindbergh School District
Karen Schuster / Kate Holloway (Alternate)
Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District
Katie Kaufmann / Maria Langston (Alternate)
Mehlville School District
Jamey Murphy / Lisa Dorsey (Alternate)
Normandy Schools Collaborative
Richard Ryffel/Sheila Williams (Alternate)
Parkway School District
Kim Appelbaum / Deborah Hopper (Alternate)
Pattonville School District
Robert Dillon / Ralph Stahlhut (Alternate)
Ritenour School District
Ruth Greco / Peggy Degardin (Alternate)
Riverview Gardens School District
Veronica Morrow-Reel / Mark Tranel (Alternate)
Rockwood School District
Rob Castle / Dominque’ Paul (Alternate)
University City School District
Lisa Brenner / Pablo Flinn (Alternate)
Valley Park School District
Della Steele
Webster Groves School District
Steve Loher / Amy Clendennen (Alternate)

*Governing Council Chairperson
SSD Fast Facts
Currently scheduled Governing Council meetings for the 2016-2017 school year are:
  • Sept. 12, 2016

  • Dec. 5, 2016

  • March 6, 2017

  • June 5, 2017

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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