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Heidi Binggeli

Technology Facilitator
314.989.7740
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Ms. Heidi Binggeli serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator for both North and South Tech. She assists our instructors with integrating varied applications of technology into their instructional practice. Prior to this position, she taught in North Tech’s Social Studies Department for four years. Ms. Binggeli holds a B.A. in Sociology, an M.A. in Sociology, certifications in Secondary Social Studies and Special Education, and is a Google for Education Certified Trainer. Ms. Binggeli is also proud to coach the North Tech QuizBowl Team.

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Joan Cather

Student Support
314.989.7409
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Mary Cavanaugh

Special Education 
314.989.7636
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Vince Cifarelli

Social Worker
314.989.7438
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Mr. Cifarelli, graduated from Maryville College, Maryville, TN with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a minor in Business. He earned his graduate degree at St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO with a Master's in Social Work. He has worked for the State of Missouri with the Division of Youth Services for 20 years where he was in charge of Policy development and Training employees for the various Juvenile adolescent treatment facilities in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and Jefferson County areas. Currently he is the Social Worker at South Tech High School and the Bridges program for the Special School District.

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Sandy Cowan

Mathematics
314-989-7719
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Ms. Sandy Cowan has been with North Tech High School since 2000 and has a BA in Mathematics and a MAE in Secondary Math Education. Ms. Cowan is also an Adjunct Professor for Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis University, and STLCC.

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Emily Degenhardt

Instructional Facilitator
314.989.7484
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Mrs. Degenhardt has been a teacher for over 13 years, and began her position at South Tech as an Instructional and Assessment Facilitator in 2016. Prior to joining the South Tech team, Mrs. Degenhardt worked as a special education teacher for Special School District. Mrs. Degenhardt attended Murray State University and graduated with Bachelor of Science in Special Education and received her Master’s in Reading from Fontbonne University.

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Byron Devrouax

Social Worker
314.989.7607
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Mr. Byron Devrouax holds a Master’s in Criminal Justice and a Master’s in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Missouri. Mr. Devrouax started his career working with adolescents and families within the child welfare/foster care system (at-risk population). He has an abundance of experience working with families/adolescents within the court system, hospital, and school settings. He is certified/trained in trauma-focused cognitive therapy and the Wraparound Philosophy. Prior to joining the Tech team, Mr. Devrouax worked as a school-based clinical supervisor in St. Louis.

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Amy Eichorn

Special Education
314.989.7478
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Chuck Hardy

Paraprofessional
314.989.8448 EXT. 2257
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Chuck Hardy joined the South Tech High School team in 2018. He started his career as a Naval Officer in 1981, and joined SSD in 2001 after serving in the military and working in the corporate world. Chuck has a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy. In his spare time, Chuck enjoys sailing and collecting records and vintage stereo equipment.

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Jenny Hartung

Attendance Secretary
314.989.7404
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Eugenia Lechkova

Human Anatomy & Physiology
314.989.7551
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Mrs. Lechkova has been a Science Instructor for 28 years, and began teaching at South Technical High School in 2001. Prior to joining the Tech team she taught Science for 13 years in her home country, Bulgaria. Mrs. Lechkova has a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Biology and Chemistry from University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria and earned a MO Teaching Certificate from UMSL.

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Liz McDowell

Assistant to the Principal
314.989.7403
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Jessica Milward

Early Childhood Teacher's Aide
314.989.7568
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Ms. Jessica Milward originally worked in the field of Animal Welfare, but became interested in studying early childhood education when her oldest son was a preschooler at South Tech’s Early Childhood Center. Prior to joining the South Tech team; Ms. Milward worked with infants and toddlers in an employer-sponsored childcare center. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Ashford University in Early Childhood Education with a specialization in Infant/Toddler Care.

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Melissa Muldoon

Nurse
314.989.7437
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Melissa Muldoon joined the South Tech High School team in 2019. She began her career as a pediatric nurse in 1993 and worked for several children’s hospitals before becoming a school nurse in 2013. Ms. Muldoon has a BSN from Rockhurst/Research College of Nursing. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys spending time outdoors with family, enjoying the company of neighbors and reading.

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Megan Orban

Special Education
314.989.7599
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Phil Patterson

Language Arts
314.989.7736
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Mr. Phil Patterson graduated with his undergraduate degree in Secondary English Education from Indiana University & Masters Degree in Secondary Administration from UMSL. Before working for SSD, Mr. Patterson worked at Riverview Gardens High School for 12 years. He has coached both boys and girls tennis and currently coaches girls tennis at North Tech.

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Freda Reasor-West

Mathematics
314.989.7514
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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.

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Mary Schmitz

Early Childhood Teacher's Aide
314.989.7511
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Ms. Mary Schmitz began working at South Tech High School in the Early Childhood Education Department in 2009. Ms. Schmitz studied Business at the University of Missouri and prior to joining the South Tech Team; she worked at a long-term care facility as the Social Services Director.

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Loretta Schnurbush

Library Media Specialist
314.989.7439
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Ms. Loretta Schnurbush has been with South Tech High School for 2008. Prior to joining the Tech, Ms. Schnurbush was a Librarian at public libraries.

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Lois Tisdale

Early Childhood Teacher's Aide
314.989.7511
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Ms. Lois Tisdale started as an Assistant Teacher in the Early Childhood Center at South Tech High School in August of 2016. She earned her Associates Degree in Early Care and Education at St. Louis Community College and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Central Methodist University in 2012. Ms. Lois has worked in the childcare field for over 30 years.

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Anita Weibert

Transportation Secretary/IMS/IDS
314.989.7411
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Ms. Weibert has been with South Tech High since 1997. Her primary responsibility is maintaining the AdminISM database which tracks student skills progression in their respective programs as reported by their teachers. Ms. Weibert maintains the ID database, taking student and staff pictures for their yearly IDs. She also assists with transportation/routing requests from parents and students.

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Mimi Wren

Early Childhood Teacher's Aide
314.989.7423
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Mrs. Mimi Wren first started at South Tech as a high school student, graduating from the Early Childhood program in 1999. She began working in the department as Teachers Assistant in 2005. Mrs. Wren received her Associates Degree in Early Care and Education from St. Louis Community College at Meramec, and is now working on her Bachelor’s Degree through Grand Canyon University.