Administration

  • elizabeth keenan

    Dr. Elizabeth Keenan, Superintendent of Schools

    314.989.8281 / ekeenan@ssdmo.org

    Dr. Elizabeth Keenan joined the District as SSD superintendent in July 2019. 

    Dr. Keenan began her career in education as a special education teacher. She also served as a school principal before joining a school district in a suburb of Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota, as director of special services followed by director of curriculum and instruction. In 2011, Dr. Keenan joined Saint Paul (Minnesota) Public Schools as assistant superintendent of the office of specialized services. 

    Prior to joining SSD, Dr. Keenan had held the position of chief officer of the office of diverse learners and health and wellness for Chicago Public Schools since 2016. In her position, she focused on supporting students with special needs to ensure they are prepared for post-secondary success. 

    Dr. Keenan holds a doctorate in Leadership Studies from Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. She also earned a specialist’s degree, a master’s degree in special education and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

District Leadership Team

  • Wendi Pendergrass, Chief Academic Officer of Schools and Academic Programming

  • Doug Austin, Chief Technology Officer

  • Dr. Jeff Haug, Chief Operations Officer

  • Amy Schechter, Chief Human Resources Officer

  • Dr. Kelly Grigsby, Executive Director of Schools and Programs

  • Dr. Mollie Bolton, Executive Director of Teaching, Learning and Accountability

  • Chaketa Mack-Riddle, Executive Director of Partner Districts

  • Alan Wheat, Executive Director of Student Services

  • Kevin Andert, Executive Director of Career Technical Education and College & Career Readiness