Heidi Binggeli

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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.
 Joan Cather

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Joan Cather

Student Support
314.989.7409
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 Chantal Chandler

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Chantal Chandler

Strategic Outreach
314.989.7450
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Ms. Chantal Chandler currently serves as North and South Tech’s Strategic Outreach and Communications Coordinator. She began working for the schools in 2006 and has a Bachelor’s in Journalism and a Master’s in Communications.

“Helping students discover and explore careers that interest and inspire them is rewarding work and I am proud of the work we do at North and South Tech.”

 Vince Cifarelli

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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.
 Sandy Cowan

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Sandy Cowan

Mathematics
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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.

 Emily Degenhardt

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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.
 Amy Eichorn

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Amy Eichorn

Student Support
314.989.7547
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 Chuck Hardy

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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.
 Jessica Kettler

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Jessica Kettler

Attendance Secretary
314.989.7419
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Ms. Jessica Kettler oversees all attendance data and collection, as well as, building operations. Prior to joining South Tech in 2017, Jessica was in property management at Washington University. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management with a minor in Business Management from Southeast Missouri State University.
 Kathy Kummer

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Kathy Kummer

Principal's Secretary
314.989.7403
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Ms. Kathy Kummer has been at South Technical High School since 1992. She has moved from several different departments within the school but has been the Principal’s Secretary for the last ten years. Currently she is handling all financial and budget areas pertaining to the school.

 Eugenia Lechkova

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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.
 Stephen Michael

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Stephen Michael

Paraprofessional
314.989.8448 EXT. 2261
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Mr. Michael’s experience includes positions as a Laborer, Painting Contractor, Roofing Contractor and Heavy Equipment Operator. He also has 30+ years experience in business, including roles as an Operations Manager, Trainer, Systems Analyst and Project Manager. Mr. Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Webster University, St. Louis. Growing up in Kansas City, Mr. Michael is a lifelong Kansas City Chiefs fan and, in spite of living in Chicago for a number of years, has remained a loyal St. Louis Cardinals fan. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and other outdoor activities.
 Jessica Milward

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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.
 Kathy Mueller

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Kathy Mueller

Foster Care Liaison
314.989.8542
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 Melissa Muldoon

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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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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.

 Freda Reasor-West

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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.
 Mary Schmitz

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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.
 Loretta Schnurbush

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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.
 Lois Tisdale

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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.
 David Tremain

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David Tremain

Resource
314.989.7476
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Mr. David Tremain has been has been with South Tech High School since 2000. Prior to joining the South Tech team, Mr. Tremain was a USAF automotive mechanic.
 Anita Weibert

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Anita Weibert

Transportation Secretary/IMS/IDS
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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.
 Mimi Wren

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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.