SSD Welcomes New Board Directors and Honors Outgoing Board Members
March 10, 2021 – At the March 1 Governing Council meeting, three new Board Directors were elected to the SSD Board of Education. The new Board Directors, welcomed and sworn in at the March 9 Board meeting, are Scott Moeller – Subdistrict 4, Dr. Meredith Byers – Subdistrict 5, and Tiffany Hudson – Subdistrict 6. The new Board Directors replace outgoing Vice President Juli Brown and Board Directors Jan Goodman and Nancy Ide/LaTrisa Morgan.
Moeller was elected as the Board Director for Subdistrict 4, representing the Ferguson-Florissant, Pattonville, and Riverview Gardens school districts. He is a social studies teacher at Parkway North High School, where he has also served as an athletic coach and is a founding member of the Parkway North social justice action committee. He is serving the remaining year of LaTrisa Morgan’s term.
Byers represents Subdistrict 5, which covers the Brentwood, Kirkwood, Lindbergh, Maplewood-Richmond Heights, Valley Park, and Webster Groves school districts. She works as a diagnostic radiologist and is an active volunteer in the Kirkwood School District, including serving on the district’s Health Advisory Council and educational equity and wellness committees. She replaces Juli Brown.
Hudson was elected to represent Subdistrict 6, which includes Clayton, Normandy, Ritenour, and University City school districts. She works as a communications consultant, with experience working in nonprofit communications and advocacy organizations. She replaces Jan Goodman.
The meeting also included the reorganization of the Board, which occurs after each election. The Board voted to select Dr. Dan Cuneo as Board President and Katie Pottroff as Vice President for 2021-2022.
Outgoing Board Members Honored
The outgoing Board members were also recognized at the March 9 Board meeting for their dedication and years of service to SSD. Vice President Brown and Board Directors Goodman, Ide, and Morgan were honored for providing leadership and guidance to ensure the success of all SSD students.
Brown was elected in 2018, representing Subdistrict 5. Her business experience and expertise brought a unique perspective to the Board. She was instrumental in the development of SSD’s new strategic plan.
Goodman has been a dedicated advocate for special education and technical education during her 15 years of service on the Board. She served on numerous committees, was involved in moving the District’s equity work forward, and helped develop SSD’s new strategic plan.
While Ide’s term on the Board was brief, she has been a dedicated leader in SSD for over 20 years, previously serving the District as the Chief Communications Officer. During her time on the Board, she provided guidance on communications and the new strategic plan.
Morgan served on the Board from March 2019 to October 2020. She remains passionate about SSD and the families we serve, as Morgan stepped down from the Board to accept a position with the District leading SSD's Parent Education and Diversity Awareness program. The Board then selected former SSD Chief Communications Officer Nancy Ide to fill the term from December 2020 to March 2021.
Thank you to our new Board Directors and our outgoing Board Members. SSD is fortunate to have such a dedicated group of individuals who voluntarily and generously give their time and talents to benefit the students, staff, and community of SSD.