• The Lasting Impression Award recognizes SSD staff whose work has made a positive impact in ways that may not be directly associated with student support. These staff members are often people whose work is done either outside the classroom or in support of teachers, counselors, and therapists. Much like a leaf can create an imprint on stone, their contributions leave a lasting impression that shows how much they care about the District and its mission.

    Social workers, therapists, bus drivers, maintenance workers, administrators, operations staff, and many more, are critical and ensure SSD equips and empowers each student to excel to their greatest potential. This year's honorees reflect the vastness of this talented group and the many ways in which every job at SSD is an opportunity to make a lasting impression.

    Congratulations to our Lasting Impression Award winners for 2022!

  • Kristina Brinkmann

    Sign Language Interpreter, West Middle

     Parkway School District

  • Jean Hantak

    Physical Therapist

    Valley Park & Rockwood Districts

  • Carolyn Parker

    Administrative Assistant - Learning Center

    Special School District

  • Jo Anne Woodworth

    Speech-Language Pathologist

    Concord Elementary, Lindbergh School District

  • Leslie Caldwell

    Transition Services Administrator

    Clayton School District

  • Amy Huber

    Secretary - Student Records

    Special School District


  • Jeffrey Sherrill

    Facilities Manager, Operations

    Special School District

  • Sally Difani

    Administrator of Partnerships, Communications

    Special School District

  • Terry Huff

    Speech-Language Pathologist

    SSD - Districtwide Services

  • Kim Terrell

    Literacy Coach

    Ferguson-Florissant & Hazelwood School Districts