• Dr. Michael Maclin, SSD Superintendent of SchoolsDr. Michael Maclin, Superintendent of Schools

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    Dr. Michael Maclin was appointed as Superintendent of Schools by SSD's Board of Education effective January 1, 2024. 

    Having worked as a classroom teacher, guidance counselor, and administrator in school districts across St. Louis County, Maclin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in leading instructional innovation, organizational and leadership development, implementation of technology initiatives, development of interventions and support programs for diverse populations, maximization of resources, and strategic planning. He is highly regarded as an inclusive, collaborative leader and is committed to supporting SSD and its dedicated community.

    Maclin has demonstrated leadership at various levels during his career. He has served the SSD community for the past three and half years as the executive director of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) and as a key member of the District’s leadership team. Before joining SSD, Maclin filled multiple teaching and administrative roles at Parkway School District, University City School District, and Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor for Missouri Baptist University’s education doctoral program. He has also served as an educational consultant to some of the largest school districts in the nation, including LA Unified, Dallas ISD, and Philadelphia.

    Maclin is a lifelong learner with academic credentials, including a doctorate in teaching and learning, an education specialist superintendent degree, a master’s degree in educational administration, a master’s degree in guidance and counseling, and a bachelor’s degree in communications. He also holds several certifications, including a PK-12 Superintendent Certificate, Missouri Leadership for Excellence, Achievement, and Development Certificate, and the Harvard Racial Equity Facilitator Certificate. He has received numerous honors, including the NCI Leadership Award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; the St. Louis Business Journals’ Champions for Inclusion Award; being featured in CIO Magazine as one of the top ten DEIA leaders to watch; and as a speaker at TedXJesterCirED

District Leadership Team

  • Doug Austin, Chief Technology Officer

  • Chief Human Relations Officer, TBD

  • Deedra Sagerty, Chief Operations Officer

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

  • Chaketa Moore, Chief Partner District Officer

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

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

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

  • Jennifer Henry, Executive Director of Communications

  • Alan Wheat, Executive Director of Student Services

  • Dr. Tami Yates, Executive Director of Partner Districts