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 Bob Arcipowski

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Bob Arcipowski

Precision Machining
314.989.7430
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Mr. Bob Arcipowski is no stranger to Precision Machining, having spent over 20 years in the Manufacturing Industry, he gained experience in Tool and Die along with CNC Programming. Prior to joining South Tech High School in 2006, Mr. Arcipowski taught at Ranken Technical College for 16 years.
 Albie Mitchell

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Albie Mitchell

Design & Entrepreneurship
314.989.7578
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Mr. Albie Mitchell is the Facilitator and Instructor of South Tech's MAKES program. Mr. Mitchell joined South Tech in 2016 and holds a BA in Studio Arts and a Master of Architecture from Washington University. He has been in a designer in St. Louis for over ten years. Mr. Mitchell has founded two design firms, and specializes in design thinking, prototyping, custom fabrication, and architectural interiors. Mr. Mitchell has been teaching for five years and has taught classes at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University.
 Freda Reasor-West

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Freda Reasor-West

Mathematics
314.989.7514
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MATHEMATICS • 314-989-7514
Mrs. Reasor-West has been the Math Instructor at South Tech High School since 2018. She has a Masters in Education and is certified to teach Math, English, and Special Education. She is also a Google Certified Educator.
 Matt Rola

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Matt Rola

Electronics & Robotics
314.989.7468
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Mr. Matt Rola has been in the Advanced Manufacturing Industry for 15 years and began teaching at South Tech High School in 2001. Proir to joining the Tech team, Mr. Rola worked as an independent Engineering consultant.
 Jim Sheppard

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Jim Sheppard

Welding
314.989.7662
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Mr. Jim Sheppard has worked in the Advanced Manufacturing field for many years. Before joining the South Tech team, Mr. Sheppard began his teaching career at North Tech. He also owned and operated Machine Company, which specialized in building custom machinery. Employees were skilled in Machining, Welding and Fabrication.

 Ted Stanfield

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Ted Stanfield

Light Duty Manufacturing
314.989.7643
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Although Ted has been working at SSD for nearly 30 years, he says he ended up here by "accident." Ted lost the use of his legs due to a degenerative back condition back in 1985, which ended his career as a machinist. After extensive rehabilitation and some valuable advice that he would be good working with kids, Ted started back to work as a substitute teacher. Soon after, Ted was hired as a full-time paraprofessional and began teaching about 8 years ago. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 2004 and is currently working on his master’s degree.