Building Block Award Winners 2022

  • SSD employs an average of 1700 paraprofessionals each year. Alongside our teachers, these assistants and aides work in our partner districts and SSD schools. They frequently assist students throughout their full school day, providing the support and encouragement that helps our students realize success. Their work is like an essential block in a larger structure, built by many hands and shaped by many talents.

    The Building Block Award honors paraprofessionals who have made a significant impact on the educational communities in which they serve. Nominations from coworkers, students' families, and others whom they have inspired were plentiful again this year, and choosing our 10 award recipients was challenging. We are so fortunate to have these dedicated employees among us.

    Here are the 2022 Building Block Award winners!

  • Alexa Cahalan

    Bierbaum Elementary

    Mehlville School District

  • Charlie McInnes

    Ackerman School

    Special School District

  • LaKristel Collins

    Bernard Middle School

    Mehlville School District

  • Diana Witte

    Northview High School

    Special School District

  • Darius Chapman

    Neuwoehner High School

    Special School District

  • Rosemary Graham

    Brown Elementary

    Hazelwood School District

  • Donna Schreiner

    Parkway West High School

    Parkway School District

  • Amy Clark

    Ladue Early Childhood Center

    Ladue School District

  • Carolyn Liggins

    VSP - St. Mary's

    Special School District

  • Donna Washington

    Normandy Early Learning Center

    Normandy School District