Board of Education

Pattonville Board of Education
  
Board of Education Members
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Andrea Glenn, President
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(314) 786-5322
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Mrs. Glenn is serving her seventh year on the board. She holds a master's degree in human resources administration and is employed at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in human resources management. Mrs. Glenn and her husband, Carl, are the parents of two Pattonville graduates.


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Dr. Brian J. Gray, Vice President
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(314) 213-8001
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Dr. Gray is serving his fourth year on the board. He attended the University of Colorado and holds a bachelor's degree/doctor of chiropractic from Logan University. Dr. Gray is a self-employed chiropractic physician. He and his wife, Sheila, are the parents of two students, one at Rose Acres and one at Holman.
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Mindy M. Ridings, Secretary
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(314) 213-8001
St. Louis, MO 63146
Mrs. Ridings is serving her fourth year on the board. She holds a bachelor's degree in English and Education from Drury University. She currently teaches English language arts in the City of St. Charles School District. She and her husband, Mike, live in Maryland Heights, and are the parents of three girls currently attending Pattonville schools (Parkwood Elementary and Pattonville Heights).
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Mary Kay Campbell, Treasurer
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(314) 770-9304
2671 Chatham Drive, Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Ms. Mary Kay Campbell is currently serving her sixth year on the board. She is a retired Special School District teacher who taught in Pattonville for 32 years. Ms. Campbell holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in special education from Fontbonne. She is currently employed by the St. Louis Cardinals as a recycling coordinator and is the parent of two Pattonville graduates.
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Ruth Petrov, Director
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(314) 739-6485
64 Grand Circle Drive, Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Mrs. Petrov is currently serving her 17th year on the board. She holds a master's degree in healthcare administration and is employed as the manager for critical care at DePaul Hospital. Mrs. Petrov and her husband, Larry, are the parents of four Pattonville graduates.
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Dr. Amanda Lienau Purnell, Director
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(314) 213-8001
St. Louis, MO 63146
Dr. Amanda Lienau Purnell is serving her third year on the board. She holds a doctorate (Ph.D.) in counseling psychology. She works in innovation and whole health at the VA St. Louis Health Care System. She and her husband, Jason, are the parents of two elementary students, one at Rose Acres and one at Willow Brook.
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Jeanne Schottmueller, Director
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(314) 610-6804
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Ms. Schottmueller is currently serving her 12th year on the board. She is a Pattonville graduate and the mother of two Pattonville graduates. Ms. Schottmueller is employed by Special School District.
Kelly Gordon, Community Relations Specialist and Secretary to the Board of Education
Pattonville Learning Center
11097 St. Charles Rock Road
St. Ann, Missouri 63074
(314) 213-8500
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Board of Education Meetings 2019-2020
Regular meetings of the Pattonville Board of Education are generally held on the second Tuesday of each month* in the board room of the Pattonville School District Learning Center (11097 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Ann, MO 63074) beginning at 7 p.m. In addition, the board may hold special meetings and/or work sessions as needed. Meetings taking place in a location other than the Pattonville Learning Center are noted below and in the meeting agenda on BoardDocs. In addition, the board may hold special meetings and/or work sessions as needed.

July
28
2020
 
August
11
2020
 
September
8
2020
 
October
13
2020
 
November
10
2020
 
December
8
2020
 
January
12
2021
 
February
9
2021
 
March
9
2021
 
April
13
2021
 
May
11
2021
 
June
8
2021
 

* In July, the regularly scheduled board meeting with take place on the fourth Tuesday.

There will be special board meetings on:
Tax Rate Hearing
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020
6:30 p.m.
 
Budget
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
6:15 p.m. (prior to regular meeting)
 
 
The Role of the School Board
Pattonville’s Board of Education is a seven-director representative body elected by the registered voters of the Pattonville School District. They each serve a term of three years to provide for and oversee the operation of Pattonville’s schools. School board members are non-paid elected officials. Pattonville’s board members do this out of a sense of caring and community and a sincere desire to fulfill Pattonville’s vision of achievement for all children.

Training Requirements
New board members are required by state law to receive 16 hours of training within their first year of service. Training covers topics related to student achievement, school law, school finance, board policy, board relations, board operations, goal setting and advocacy.

Time Commitment
Being a board member requires a great deal of time commitment. On average, Pattonville board members attend:
  • More than 65 hours of board meetings per year,
  • 56 hours in training and workshops,
  • 12 hours in district planning, and
  • 26 hours at special meetings and district-wide events. School board members also attend numerous school events, visit the schools and serve on district committees.
Major Responsibilities
Board members are elected to oversee the operations of the public school district, as mandated by state law. The primary roles of a school board are to set goals for the district, formulate and adopt policy, select a superintendent to implement policy, evaluate the results, and be a good steward of the community’s resources. The superintendent is responsible for the daily operations of the district. In Pattonville, board members make decisions centered on the district’s mission,“That ALL Will Learn.”

The Board’s general responsibilities include:
  1. Formulating and interpreting policy
  2. Delegating administrative duties
  3. Making decisions on educational and budget matters
  4. Making a continuous appraisal of the educational and administrative process
  5. Administering district funds for education judiciously
The Board carries out its functions openly while seeking the involvement and contributions of the public, students and staff in its decision-making process.

Qualifications for Election to the Board of Education
Elections to the Board of Education are held the first Tuesday in the month of April each year. A candidate must be
  • 24 years of age by the date of the election,
  • A United States citizen, and
  • A resident taxpayer of the district. A written declaration of candidacy must be filed with the secretary to the Board of Education during the legal filing period each December and January at the Pattonville Learning Center,11097 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Ann. For more information, call the superintendent’s office at (314) 213-8001.
Orientation for New Board Members
Once elected, Pattonville’s new school board members attend an orientation session with the board president and superintendent. This is an informal session in which many topics are covered. Some of the topics included are: Responsibilities, ethics, board policy, board and superintendent relationships, board communications and community involvement, time commitments, and the structure and responsibilities of the district’s administrative teams.
  
 
Board Areas of Emphasis 2019-2020
Each year, the Pattonville Board of Education establishes priorities to address in the coming school year. The priorities help the district fulfill its goals outlined in its Comprehensive School Improvement Plan.

The Pattonville School District Board of Education is committed to providing exemplary educational opportunities for ALL children. In order to accomplish this goal, partnerships with parents, business leaders and district patrons must continue to be actively developed in order to engage the entire community as the district strives for educational excellence. As such, the board has adopted the following Areas of Emphasis for the 2019-2020 school year:
The district will implement the multi-year PK-12 personalized learning plan to provide ongoing feedback
to students on their growth toward high school course content readiness and leads to success-ready
graduates.
  • All students in grades 6-12 have a graduation life-readiness plan which they develop and regularly monitor progress within and between academic levels.
  • Career education programs will continue to become a more integral component of the total educational program and will include students participating in Extended Learning Opportunities, emphasizing district partnerships with local businesses when possible.
  • The district will develop a comprehensive plan to become a trauma-informed system that provides for the social and emotional needs of all students.
  • The district will develop a plan integrating school and community resources to ensure the safety and security of students, staff, and the community.
  • The district facilities plan will be updated as appropriate and implemented utilizing bond issue and district operating funds.
The district will continue with the following:
  • Proactive strategies will be implemented to promote continued improvement in student responsibility, citizenship, and overall character with an emphasis on building relationships and an understanding of socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic differences.
  • Parents, staff, and students will continue to develop, modify, and implement school improvement plans based on data and research.
  • The district will continue to implement and identify strategies to increase the percentage of students involved in extra-curricular programs provided at the elementary and middle school level to support the development of highly competitive programs at the high school.
  • The district will continue to use resources efficiently to achieve district goals. The district will continue legislative advocacy for public education.
Adopted by the Pattonville Board of Education on June 25, 2019.

Pattonville School District

11097 St. Charles Rock Road
St. Ann, MO 63074
(314) 213-8500

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