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 Claudia Boyd

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Claudia Boyd

Cosmetology
314.989.7747
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Ms. Claudia Boyd has been with North Tech High School since 2000. Along with being the Cosmetology instructor she also is the SkillsUSA Advisor. In addition to working on the Teach team, Ms. Boyd is the owner of Claudia’s N2 Hair Beauty Salon and brings over 30 years of cosmetology experience to Tech.

 Jennifer Burns

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Jennifer Burns

Cosmetology
314.989.7617
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Ms. Burns has been a cosmetology instructor at North Tech since 2014, and has been in the beauty industry for over 20 years! Through out her years she has motivated, mentored, trained and managed future and licensed cosmetologist to become successful within our industry. Ms. Burns has a true passion for the beauty industry and enjoys being able to share here knowledge and experience with her students.

 Wayne Gerler

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Wayne Gerler

Culinary Arts
314.989.7726
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Mr. Gerler earned his BSBA from the University of Missouri St. Louis in 1983. He began his food service career as a General Manager for Casa Gallardo for ten years, then with Cracker Barrel for 19+ years. After 30 years of dedication to the industry but requiring working every weekend and holiday, Mr. Gerler found a more family-friendly, but rewarding career in teaching.

 Janiece Love

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Janiece Love

Culinary Arts
314.989.7693
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Prior to joining the North Tech team, Ms. Janiece Love owned her own catering business, “Catering With Love”. Ms. Love began working for Special School District in 1991 as a Teachers Assistant and was hired as the Culinary Arts Instructor in 2011.

 Malirie Smith

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Malirie Smith

Early Childhood Education
314.989.7616
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 Toby Starns

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Toby Starns

Culinary Arts & Sophomore Exploration
314.989.7702
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Mr. Toby Starns began his hospitality journey as a dishwasher at the age of 15 in a little mom and pop Greek diner. Mr. Starns continued to work in the industry until he graduated high school and joined the Air Force. After completing his enlistment, he came back to industry where he continued his education along with learning different aspects of the business and soon found myself with opportunities in both, front and back of the house management. Mr. Starns joined the North Tech team in 2010 with over 18 years of hospitality experience.