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 Casandra Adams

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Casandra Adams

Casandra Adams
Mathematics
314.989.7606
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Ms. Cassandra Adams began working at North Tech as the Mathematics Instructor in 2013. Previously Ms. Adams worked as the Mathematics Teacher at Normandy High School and was also the Summer School Math Teacher at Hazelwood West High School. Ms. Adams has a BA in Mathematics from Grambling State University, a MA in Secondary Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and a MA in Teaching from Webster University.

 Alma Adkins

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Alma Adkins

Alma Adkins
Spanish
314.989.7744
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Mrs. Alma Adkins has worked for SSD since 2005, and teaches Spanish 1 and Spanish 2 at North Tech. Mrs. Adkins received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish K-12 from Lindenwood University.

 John Blandford

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John Blandford

John Blandford
Special Education
314.989.7670
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Mr. John Blandford started working at North Tech in 2012 as a Special Education teacher. After obtaining his certification in music, he has started the music program at North Tech teaching Basic Music Theory and Choir. Mr. Blandford has a BA in Music from Webster University and a MA in Special Education from Fontbonne University. He also runs the after school band at North Tech.

 John Board

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John Board

John Board
Special Education
314.989.7663
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 John Diffley

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John Diffley

John Diffley
Personal Finance
314.989.7778
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Mr. John Diffley is currently the Personal Finance Instructor at North Tech and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education with Certification in Business Ed, Physical Ed, and Vocational Ed. Prior to joining the North Tech team, Mr. Diffley worked for the Mid-County YMCA where he oversaw the After-School Childcare and Day Camp Programs.

 JoAnne Fischer

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JoAnne Fischer

JoAnne Fischer
Mathematics
314.989.7732
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Mrs. JoAnne Fischer has 15 years of teaching, coaching, and administration experience at various levels. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from William Woods University. Mrs. Fischer started her teaching and coaching career at Hazelwood Central High School. She then moved to Timberland High School, Winfield High School, and finally North Technical High School, where she has been for 5 years now. Mrs. Fischer is mathematically challenging the fine young minds of North Tech. Additionally, in her second years of serving as a Senior Co-Sponsor and Yearbook Co-Sponsor, she is making connections with students to better enhance their professional and creative skills.

 Susan Gummersbach

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Susan Gummersbach

Science
314.989.7409
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Ms. Susan Gummersbach has been with Special School District for 28 years. Of those years, 24 were spent teaching science in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Forenics, Honors Microbiology, 1818 Biology, and Anatomy and Physiology. Presently, she is assisting students in the core curriculum of Keytrain, an ACT program. Other activities and boards Ms. Gummersbach has actively participated in have been Skills USA for 14 years, Friends of Kids with Cancer and the Dwight David Eisenhower Math and Science. Ms. Susan’s undergraduate degrees are: History/Political Science and Science/Education (Maryville University) Masters in Science (Webster University); Post Graduate in genetics at Johns-Hopkins University and UCLA.

 Victor Hicks

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Victor Hicks

Victor Hicks
Social Studies
314.989.7684
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Mr. Victor Hicks is a Social Studies instructor at North Tech High School. He graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Secondary Education. Mr. Hicks also earned a Master’s Degree in Historical Research from SIUE in 2012.

 Shanae Jenkins

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Shanae Jenkins

Shanae Jenkins
Science
314.989.7738
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Ms. Shanae Jenkins began working for North Technical High School as a science instructor in 2016. Prior to joining the North Tech staff, Ms. Jenkins worked in the Hazelwood School district as a science teacher.

 Angela Keyes

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Angela Keyes

Angela Keyes
Science
314.989.7734
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Ms. Angela Keyes began working for North Tech High School as the Science Instructor in 2015. Prior to joining the North Tech team, Ms. Keyes worked at Special Special District in the Homebound Department and taught science at Jennings High School. She also taught at the Challenger Learning Center.

 Phoebe Morgan

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Phoebe Morgan

Phoebe Morgan
Language Arts
314.989.7730
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Ms. Phoebe Morgan began working at North Tech High School in 2011. Ms. Morgan has a Bachelor of Science in Secondary English Education from Temple University.

 Tom Quinley

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Tom Quinley

Tom Quinley
Social Studies
314.989.7742
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Mr. Tom Quinely began working for Special School District in 1997 and is currently a Social Studies instructor at North Tech High School. Mr. Quinley earned his Master’s Degree in Education from National Louis University, a Bachelor’s Degree in History from St. Louis University and also earned his Teaching Certification in Social Studies from UMSL.

 Erica Robinson

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Erica Robinson

Erica Robinson
Language Arts
314.989.7720
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Ms. Erica Robinson has worked for North Tech High School since 2014. Ms. Robinson grew up in St. Louis County and graduated from Hazelwood East. She has a Master’s of Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from Fontbonne University. Prior to joining the North Tech team, Ms. Robinson worked as an instructor with the Hazelwood School District.

 Alisa Schenck

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Alisa Schenck

Alisa Schenck
Science
314.989.7671
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Ms. Alisa Schneck has a BA and and MA in Biology, and a BS in Secondary Education. She also has an EdS in Instructional Technology.

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 Amy Shelton

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Amy Shelton

Amy Shelton
Language Arts
314.989.7725
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Ms. Amy Shelton began teaching Lit/Comp II at North Tech High School in 2016. Before joining the North Tech team, Ms. Shelton taught in the Hazelwood School District for 16 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from UM St. Louis and a Master’s degree in Education from Southwestern Baptist University.

 Barbara Shipp

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Barbara Shipp

Barbara Shipp
Interventionist/Assessment
314.989.7678
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Ms. Barbara Shipp has eleven years of teaching experience at the secondary level. She began working at North Technical High School as an Interventionist in 2016. Ms. Shipp earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting from Lindenwood University and a Master of Secondary Education with emphasis in Reading from UMSL-St. Louis.

 Jeremy Stattam

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Jeremy Stattam

Special Education
314.989.8448 x1076
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 Brendan Telker

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Brendan Telker

Special Education

 Jessica Warden

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Jessica Warden

Jessica Warden
Language Arts
314.989.7655
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Mrs. Warden began working at North Tech in 2004. She has a Bachelors degree in English and Secondary Education from the University of Missouri – St. Louis.

 Jill Warren

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Jill Warren

Jill Warren
Information Technology
314.989.7724
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Ms. Warren joined the North and South Tech High School teams in 2019. She started her career as a corporate trainer in 1990. She has also been a Technical Writer and Systems Engineer before moving to St. Louis. Since being in St. Louis, she has been an entrepreneur and taught Adult Education for 14 years, both online and in the classroom. Ms. Warren holds her Bachelors in Computer Science Education from Miami of Ohio. In her spare time, she enjoys playing games and going to Six Flags.

 Ryan Weber

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Ryan Weber

Ryan Weber
Social Studies
314.989.7733
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Mr. Weber has a bachelor’s degree in history from Truman State University, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and a master’s degree in Education Administration from Southwest Baptist University. He has spent his entire teaching career at North Tech where he has enjoyed being a Renaissance sponsor, assistant baseball coach, and A+ coordinator. During his time at North Tech Mr. Weber has been most passionate about preparing students for the rigor of post-secondary education and careers.

 Jessica Wilkinson

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Jessica Wilkinson

Jessica Wilkinson
Art 
314-989-7722
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Ms. Jessica Wilkinson began working at North Tech High School in 2014 as a Secondary Art Instructor and was also the Head Coach for the girls Volleyball Team. Prior to joining the North Tech team, Ms. Wilkinson was an ABA Paraprofessional for SSD at Litzsinger School. She graduated from Lindenwood University in 2009 with a Bachelors in Art Education.

 Kim Willy

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Kim Willy

Kim Willy
Physical Education
314.989.7461
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Ms. Willy has been a physical educator for almost 25 years and has had the privilege of teaching North Tech students for 20 of those years. Prior to teaching at Tech, Ms. Willy earned her Bachelor”s degree from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL and a Masters degree at National Louis University, Chicago, IL. Ms. Willy has coached softball, and track, and while at North Tech has coached volleyball and is currently the junior class sponsor.

 Julie Wilson

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Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson
Mathematics
314.989.7684
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Mrs. Julie Wilson began working at North Tech High School in 2012 and previously worked as a math instructor at St. Louis Community at Meramec. Ms. Wilson has an Associates Degree and a Teaching Degree from Harris-Stowe State University.