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North Technical High School provides relevant high quality technical and academic instruction in collaboration with partner districts to prepare and inspire every student to succeed in postsecondary education, the highly competitive world of work and life.
Jim Hieger

Jim Hieger

Principal • 314-989-7771
Mr. Jim Hieger began his Administrative Career at North Tech High School in 2014. Prior to serving as principal, Mr. Hieger spent six years as an Assistant Principal at North Tech, three years as an Area Coordinator, and six years as a special education teacher in the Hazelwood School District. He is most proud of increasing college credit classes and developing partnerships with industries, as well as adding clubs and activities for the students who attend North Tech. Mr. Hieger believes that North Tech provides incredible opportunities for students to prepare for college and careers.
Kevin Edson

Kevin Edson

Assistant Principal • 314-989-7605
Mr. Kevin Edson began working at North Tech High School as a Science Instructor in 2011. Prior to teaching at North Tech he taught in Buffalo, NY and New York City. After several years as a classroom instructor, TREND sponsor, and Varsity Baseball Coach at North Tech, Mr. Edson assumed the role of Assistant Principal in 2016. Mr. Edson received his Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Binghamton University and his Master's Degree in Information Science from the University of Albany. Mr. Edson also holds and Education Specialist Degree in School Administration from Lindenwood University.
Esthere Scott

Esthere Scott

Assistant Principal • 314-989-7608
Ms. Esthere Scott has worked for SSD for over 12 years. She began her education career as a Special Education teacher and later became an Administrative Intern for SSD. She began working as the Assistant Principal at North Tech in the 14-15 school year. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education from Harris-Stowe State University. Later, she earned two Master’s Degrees in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Administration. Ms. Scott also earned an Education Specialist’s Degree in Educational Administration from Lindenwood University.
Dr. Ronda Wallace

Dr. Ronda Wallace

Assistant Principal • 314-989-7604
Dr. Ronda Wallace has 18 years of educational experience at all levels. Dr. Wallace earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Texas Southern University, a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Prairie View A&M University, an Education Specialist Degree in Educational Administration from Lindenwood University and a Doctorate Degree in Educational Administration from Lindenwood University. Previously Dr. Wallace served as Assistant Principal at Normandy Middle School. Dr. Wallace is also the 2013 recipient of the Apple for The Teacher Award.
Casandra Adams

Casandra Adams

Mathematics • 314-989-7606
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.
Matthew Adams

Matthew Adams

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning • 314-989-7658
Mr. Adams graduated from the HVAC program and began teaching the class in 2016. Prior to working for Special School District, Matt worked for Unique Heating and Cooling and Farm Dairy Refrigeration.
Alma Adkins

Alma Adkins

Spanish • 314-989-7744
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.
Heidi Binggeli

Heidi Binggeli

Technology Facilitator • 314-989-7582
Ms. Heidi Binggeli serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator for both North and South Tech. She assists our instructors with integrating varied applications of technology into their instructional practice. Prior to this position, she taught in North Tech’s Social Studies Department for four years. Ms. Binggeli holds a B.A. in Sociology, an M.A. in Sociology, certifications in Secondary Social Studies and Special Education, and is a Google for Education Certified Trainer. Ms. Binggeli is also proud to coach the North Tech QuizBowl Team.
John Blandford

John Blandford

Music & Special Education • 314-989-7670
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

John Board

Special Education • 314-989-7663
David Bohannan

David Bohannan

Graphic Design • 314-989-7638
Prior to joining the North Tech team in 2001, Mr. David Bohannan worked for The Hughes Group as the Art Director and also worked as a freelance design/illustrator. Mr. Bohanna has a Associates of Arts Degree in Advertising from St. Louis Community College.
Claudia Boyd

Claudia Boyd

Cosmetology • 314-989-7747
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.
Jason Buchheit

Jason Buchheit

Auto Body • 314-989-7624
Mr. Jason Buchheit began working as the Auto Body Instructor at North Tech High School in 2016. After graduating from Perryville High School in 2000, Mr. Buchheit furthered his education, in Auto Collision, at Universal Technical Institute in Houston Texas. Jason has a Certification in Auto Collision and is also I-Car Certified in Aluminum and Steel Welding. Prior to joining the North Tech Team, Jason taught Auto Collision Repair at Cape Career.
Jennifer Burns

Jennifer Burns

Cosmetology • 314-989-7617
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.
Andee Champion

Andee Champion

Human Services • 314-989-7699
Ms. Champion joined North Tech in 2008 as the fashion design instructor. After eight years of fittings and fashion shows, she transferred to the Career Exploration program where she enjoys introducing sophomores to the Law Enforcement, Early Childcare, Cosmetology and Fashion Design shops. She is a graduate of Stephens College.
Chantal Chandler

Chantal Chandler

STRATEGIC OUTREACH • 314-989-7450

Ms. Chantal Chandler currently serves as North and South Tech’s Strategic Outreach and Communications Coordinator. She began working for the schools in 2006 and has a Bachelor’s in Journalism and a Master’s in Communications.

“Helping students discover and explore careers that interest and inspire them is rewarding work and I am proud of the work we do at North and South Tech.”

Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler

Lead Counselor • 314-989-7609
Mr. Chandler began his career with children and families in 1991 at Marygrove Children’s Center in Hazelwood, Mo. While earning his Master’s Degree and working for the State of Missouri, Mr. Chandler decided to pursue certification and employment in School Counseling. For six years he worked for the St. Louis Public Schools, followed by one year at Riverview Gardens High School and the last thirteen years at North Technical High School.
Sandy Cowan

Sandy Cowan

Mathematics • 314-989-7719
Ms. Sandy Cowan has been with North Tech High School since 2000 and has a BA in Mathematics and a MAE in Secondary Math Education. Ms. Cowan is also an Adjunct Professor for Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis University, and STLCC.
Joyce Dent

Joyce Dent

GRAPHIC PRODUCTION & PRINTING • 314-989-7642
Prior to joining the North Tech team, Ms. Joyce Dent worked in the Printing Technology field as a Quality Control Inspector, Press Operator, and Data Control Operator among other things. Ms. Dent has an AAS Degree in Math and another Degree in Graphic Communication.
Byron Devrouax

Byron Devrouax

SOCIAL WORKER • 314-989-7600
Mr. Byron Devrouax holds a Master’s in Criminal Justice and Master’s in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Missouri. Mr. Devrouax started his career working with adolescents and families within the child welfare/foster care system (at-risk population). He has an abundance of experience working with families/adolescents within the court system, hospital and school settings. He is certified/trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive therapy and the Wraparound Philosophy. Prior to joining the North Tech team, Mr. Devrouax worked as a School Based Clinical Supervisor in St. Louis.
Sally Difani

Sally Difani

ADMINISTRATOR OF PARTNERSHIPS • 314-989-8273
Ms. Sally Difani has a B.S. in Business Administration; a Master's in Education/Counseling and is also a Certified Teacher. Prior to joining the South Tech team in 2009, Ms. Difani spent 10 years with the St. Louis Public Schools as a teacher and a counselor.
John Diffley

John Diffley

Personal Finance • 314-989-7778
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.
Benn Duvall

Benn Duvall

Diesel Technology • 314-989-7646
Mr. Benn Duvall has been an Instructor at North Tech High School since 2007. Mr. Duvall completed Graduate School through International Truck and has an Automotive/Diesel Degree from Universal Technical Institute.
Amanda Edwards

Amanda Edwards

ASSESSMENT FACILITATOR & A+ COORDINATOR • 314-989-7680
Ms. Amanda Edwards came to North Tech in 2011 from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation where she worked with Deaf/Hard of Hearing adults and later worked with students in the SSD Transition Program. Ms. Edwards earned her B.A. from Hendrix College and her M.ED in Deaf Rehabilitation from the University of Arkansas. She later attended Missouri Baptist University and earned her Psychological Examiner Certification. Currently, she serves as the Assessment Facilitator and A+ Coordinator for North Technical HS.
Jim Elkins

Jim Elkins

Cisco Networking Academy • 314-989-7626
Prior to joining the North Tech Team, Mr. Jim Elkins spent 8 years as the Technology Coordinator and instructor in Illinois. Mr. Elkin helped the school district he worked in become only the fifth in the state to have Internet access in every classroom K-12. He has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Illinois State University.
Monica Feldman

Monica Feldman

Personal Finance • 314-989-7656
Ms. Monica Feldman began working at North Tech High School in 2011 and teaches Chemistry and Concepts of Chemistry. Ms. Feldman has a B.A. in Chemistry from St. Louis University and a M.A. in Teaching from Lindenwood University. She is also the Senior Class Sponsor.
Richard Fenoglio

Richard Fenoglio

Electrical Trades • 314-989-7634
Mr. Richard Fenoglio began his teaching career with North Tech High School in 2004 as the Electrical Trades teacher. Prior to joining the Tech team, Mr. Fenoglio worked for Guarantee Electrical Company, JF Electric, and MC Electric with IBEW local 309.
Joanne Fischer

Joanne Fischer

Mathematics • 314-989-7732
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.
Craig Frazier

Craig Frazier

Athletic Director • 314-989-7660
Mr. Craig Frazier began working at North Tech in 2015 as the Athletic Director. Prior to joining the Tech team, Mr. Fraizer worked as the Assistant Principal at another Special School District school, Southview. Mr. Frazier has a Master's in Educational Administration from MoBap.
Carol Fuqua

Carol Fuqua

TEACHER ASSISTANT • 314-989-7600

Ms. Carol Fuqua has been a support staff member at North Tech High School since 1996. Ms. Fuqua has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology/Psychology.

"I enjoy working with the students and being able to assist in any capacity that is needed." - Ms. Carol Fuqua

Josh Galati

Josh Galati

Outdoor Construction Technology • 314-989-7658
Mr. Joshua Galati has been in the Construction, Manufacturing, and Production industries for many years and has worked with many companies including; TransCannada, BW Brown Construction, and Glaziers Midwest. Mr. Galati began working at North Tech High School in 2010 and is currently the Production Engineering Instructor. Mr. Galati has a degree in Secondary Education Social Sciences from UMSL and is currently working on his Masters in Secondary Administration at University of Central Missouri.
Wayne Gerler

Wayne Gerler

Culinary Arts • 314-989-7726
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.
Kenedra Gibbons

Kenedra Gibbons

PRINCIPAL'S SECRETARY • 314-989-7603
Susan Gummersbach

Susan Gummersbach

Student Support • 314-989-7409
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.
Pat Hanneken

Pat Hanneken

Construction Trades • 314-989-7635
Earlene Hicks

Earlene Hicks

Human Services • 314-989-7774
Ms. Earlene Hicks is a Licensed Practical Nurse who began her career in healthcare in 1996. After working as an LPN, Ms. Hicks decided she wanted to be an educator and in 2009 returned to school to study Special Education. Ms. Hicks joined the North Tech team in 2012 and is currently on the Building Leadership Team, PBIS Committee and works with the Staff Wellness Committee.
Victor Hicks

Victor Hicks

Social Studies • 314-989-7684
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.
Clarence Hines

Clarence Hines

Law Enforcement • 314-989-7622
Mr. Clarence Hines joined the SSD family in 2012 after he retirement from The St. Louis Police Department, where he retired as a Detective Sergeant. While on the police department, Mr. Hines worked primarily undercover narcotics and as an Academy Instructor. During his tenure, he was awarded 15 Commander's Letters of Commendation for Excellence in Law Enforcement. Mr. Hines has a BA in Behavioral Science and Masters Degree in Theological Studies.
Drussel Huston

Drussel Huston

Business & Arts • 314-989-7645
Prior to joining the North Tech Team, Mr. Drussel Huston was a TV Cameraman and Engineer for Discovery TV of Grenada, West Indies. He was also an On Air Personality for KIRL 1460 Am Radio. Mr. Huston has a BS in Electrical and Electronic Technology and an AS in Broadcast Engineering.
Shanae Jenkins

Shanae Jenkins

Science • 314-989-773
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.
Cher'ron Jones

Cher'ron Jones

Admissions Representative • 314-989-7701
Ms. Cher’ron Jones began working for North Tech High School as an Admissions Representative in 2013. While working as a college recruiter, she earned her Masters of Education and soon after began working as an academic advisor in the higher education setting. Ms. Jones achieved her Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from Middle Tennessee State University.
Rich Kantner

Rich Kantner

Admissions Representative • 314-989-7690
Mr. Rich Kantner has been with North Tech High School since 2006. Prior to becoming an Admissions Representative, Mr. Kantner also the Athletic Director and Coach. Mr. Kantner has a Master's Degree in Educational Administration and a Bachelor's Degree in Health, Physical Education and Driver Education.
Angela Keyes

Angela Keyes

Science • 314-989-7734
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.
Karen Kitchen

Karen Kitchen

Nurse • 314-989-7614
Ms. Karen Kitchen has been in the Nursing field for 23 years and began working at North Tech in 2008. Prior to joining the Tech team, Ms. Kitchen worked in several different areas of nursing including ICU, oncology and GI. Ms. Kitchen received her nursing license from Lutheran School of Nursing and also has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Shippensburg University.
Ida Lambert

Ida Lambert

Student Support • 314-989-7772
Ms. Ida Lambert began working at North tech in 1998. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a MBA from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois. In 2004, Ms. Lambert was the National Semi-Finalist in the Nasdaq National Teaching Award for her winning lesson plan “Smart Moves” designed to bring economic thinking and decision making into the classroom.
Byron Lane

Byron Lane

Carpentry • 314-989-7658
Mr. Byron Lane began working for Special School District at South Tech High School in 1999 and transferred to North Tech in 2008. After graduating O'Fallon Technical High School, Mr. Lane joined the Carpenters Union and worked as a union carpenter for 11 years.
Janiece Love

Janiece Love

Culinary Arts • 314-989-7693
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.
John Magee

John Magee

Mathematics • 314-989-7669
John Magee, B.S.M.E., M.B.A, has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University and a Masters in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis. After earning both, Mr. Magee fell in love with the passion, the kindness, and the curiosity of young people and started teaching high school. He has over 20 years of teaching experience in the St. Louis area and has also been fortunate enough to have taught 5 summers in Gulu, Uganda. Mr. Magee has also coached several high school sports, alongside his teaching work and was an assistant baseball coach at North Tech last year. Mr. Magee is really looking forward to teaching at North Tech for many years and knows that nothing is as much fun as working on math problems with his students.
George Merritt

George Merritt

Construction • 314-989-7644
Prior to joining the North Tech Team, Mr. George Merritt worked at General Electric as an Electrician for over 18 years. He graduated Ranken College and earned a degree in Instrumentation process and Industrial Electricity.
Melissa Merry

Melissa Merry

Counselor • 314-989-7610
Ms. Melissa Merry has a MA in Professional & School Counseling from Lindenwood University. She worked at the Division of Family Services and Vocational Rehabilitation before coming to work at North Technical High School.
Phoebe Morgan

Phoebe Morgan

Language Arts • 314-989-7730
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.
Kathy Mueller

Kathy Mueller

Foster Care Liaison • 314-989-8542
Amy Noble

Amy Noble

INSTRUCTIONAL FACILITATOR • 314-989-7709
Amy Noble joined the North Tech High School team in 2010. She started her career working for Special School District as an English Teacher at Ritenour High School in 2008. Amy Noble holds a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education as well as certifications in both Special Education and English. In her spare time, she enjoys writing and camping.
Resource Officer

Resource Officer

RESOURCE OFFICER • 314-989-7620
Shan Oliver

Shan Oliver

Fashion Design • 314-989-7694
Shan Oliver is the Fashion Design instructor at North Tech High School. This is his second year teaching at North Tech High school. Shan has worked in the Fashion industry over 15 years. He has studied Fashion Design under the leadership of Jay Singleton at Washington University where he was molded into running a fashion business under “Shan Keith Designs”. Shan was also a finalist on Project Runway, Under the Gunn in 2014. He hopes to motivate and led students into obtaining successful careers in the fashion industry.
Chris Palladino

Chris Palladino

Hospitality & Hotel Management • 314-989-7675
Mr. Palladino began working at North Tech High in 2016 as the teacher of the International Hotel Group Academy Program. Prior to joining North Tech Mr. Palladino had worked for Hyatt Hotels for approximately 10 years in cities such as Chicago, Louisville, and St. Louis. Mr. Palladino has a B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Administration from Oklahoma State University and an M.B.A. in Hospitality Administration from Roosevelt University.
Phil Patterson

Phil Patterson

Language Arts • 314-989-7736
Mr. Phil Patterson graduated with his undergraduate degree in Secondary English Education from Indiana University & Masters Degree in Secondary Administration from UMSL. Before working for SSD, Mr. Patterson worked at Riverview Gardens High School for 12 years. He has coached both boys and girls tennis and currently coaches girls tennis at North Tech.
Omar Perkins

Omar Perkins

Admissions Representative • 314-989-7748
Mr. Omar Perkins began employment with North Tech High School in 2014 as an Admissions Representative. He has over 15 years of experience in recruiting and has worked for some of the largest not-for-profit and for-profit organizations, including Mehrs Goodwill, where he taught job readiness and life skills. While at DESI, he worked in job retention and recruited for Job Corps. Mr. Perkins has Bachelors degrees in Political Science and Public Administration from Kentucky State University.
Craig Poe

Craig Poe

Transportation & Manufacturing • 314-989-7646
Craig Poe joined North Tech High School in 2019. He started his career as an Automotive Technician in 1992 before becoming an Automotive Instructor at Ranken Technical College in 2014. Mr. Poe holds an Associate degree in Automotive Technology, is an ASE Master Certified Technician and holds Advanced Engine Performance, Service Consultant, Maintenance and Light Repair Certificates. In his spare time, Mr. Poe enjoys hunting with his bird dogs, fishing and barbecuing with friends and family.
Joni Pukala

Joni Pukala

Health Sciences • 314-989-7705
Tom Quinley

Tom Quinley

Social Studies • 314-989-7742
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.
Davina Reid

Davina Reid

Counselor • 314-989-7611
Ms. Davina Reid graduated from Tennessee State University in 1997. She went on to receive a Master's in Education in the area of Secondary School Counseling in 2004. Prior to becoming a counselor at North Technical High School, she served 7 years with St Louis Public Schools, 5 years as a teacher and 2 years as a counselor.
Erica Robinson

Erica Robinson

Language Arts • 314-989-7720
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.
Jeanne Robinson

Jeanne Robinson

Business & Information Technology • 314-989-7651
Ms. Jeanne Robinson has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education from University of Missouri with Certification in Business Ed and Vocational Ed and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Columbia College, Columbia, MO. She also has a Master’s Degree in Information Technology. Prior to joining the North Tech Team, Ms. Robinson worked as the Administrative Assistance to the Director of Logistics for the U.S. Army Aviation and Troop Command.
Dee Russell

Dee Russell

Counselor • 314-989-7672
Mrs. Russell joined the North Tech family during the 2013/2014 school year as the sophomore counselor.
Greg Sadler

Greg Sadler

Library Media Specialist • 314-989-7667
Mr. Greg Sadler began working for North Tech in 2006. Prior to joining the Tech team, Mr. Sadler was a Social Studies teacher and is now the Library Media Specialist. Mr. Sadler has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Southeast Missouri State University and a Teaching certificate from the University of Missouri.
Jessica Salamon

Jessica Salamon

FINANCIAL SECRETARY • 314-989-7601
Alisa Schenck

Alisa Schenck

Science • 314-989-7671

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.

"Teaching is one of the most important jobs in the world because we get a chance to impact our youth, encourage them, and help guide them into adulthood."

Jim Sheppard

Jim Sheppard

Welding • 314-989-7662
Mr. Jim Sheppard has worked in the Advanced Manufacturing field for many years. Before joining the North Tech team, Mr. Sheppard owned and operated Machine Company, which specialized in building custom machinery. Employees were skilled in Machining, Welding and Fabrication.
Amy Shelton

Amy Shelton

Language Arts • 314-989-7725
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.
Krista Sherman

Krista Sherman

SOCIAL WORKER • 314-989-7615
Ms. Krista Sherman has a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Missouri. Ms. Sherman started her career working with adolescents and families in an inpatient psychiatric hospital and residential treatment center before moving into education as a school social worker.
Barbara Shipp

Barbara Shipp

Interventionist • 314-989-7678
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.
Marla Simmons

Marla Simmons

Health Sciences • 314-989-7631
Ms. Marla Simmons has 27 years’ experience in the Health Sciences industry. Prior to joining North Tech in 2006 Ms. Simmons was Director of Health Services at a local St. Louis High School. Ms. Simmons has worked for various hospitals as an acute care nurse, case manager and patient access nurse. Ms. Simmons received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Webster University.
Brett Smith

Brett Smith

Precision Machining • 314-989-7649
Mr. Smith has been the Instructor for Precision Machining at North Tech since 2001. After graduation from Ranken with an Associate of Science in Precision Machining Technology, Brett began working as a Tool and Diemaker apprentice at Ehrhardt Tool & Machine where he completed his apprenticeship and became a journeyman. As well as the Associate of Science degree, he also has an Associate of Arts degree from Southwestern Illinois College.
Lyric Smith

Lyric Smith

VISITOR CHECK-IN • 314-989-7718
Malarie Smith

Malarie Smith

Early Childhood Education • 314-989-7616
Toby Starns

Toby Starns

Culinary Arts & Sophomore Exploration • 314-989-7702
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.
Senia Telfair

Senia Telfair

Pharmacy Sciences • 314-989-7659
Catherine Urban

Catherine Urban

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER'S AIDE • 314-989-7689
Ms. Catherine Urban was hired by SSD in 1998 at Ackerman School and in 1999 she joined the North Tech team. Ms. Urban has been in the Early Childhood Education field for 20 plus years. She received her Associates of Applied Science in Child Care Education from Florissant Valley Community College.
Patti Venturella

Patti Venturella

Web & Computer Programming • 314-989-7695
Mrs. Patti Venturella has been in the Software and Web Development area for more than 25 years. Mrs. Venturella studied Computer Engineering at Missouri S&T. Before joining the North Tech team, Mrs. Venturella worked in software development for various St. Louis companies, including Boeing, Monsanto, and Ameren. Additionally, Mrs. Venturella was an IT instructor at Washington University, UMSL, and Saint Louis University.
Jessica Warden

Jessica Warden

Language Arts • 314-989-7655
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

Jill Warren

Information Technology • 314-989-7724
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.
Kevin Webb

Kevin Webb

Automotive Technology • 314-989-7628
Mr. Webb joined North Tech in 2018 and has been “playing with cars” his entire life. He is a graduate of General Motors College and has worked in multiple dealerships as a technician, service advisor and service manager. Mr. Webb is an ASE Master Technician who taught automotive technology at Ranken Technical College for 5 years prior to joining our staff. In addition to enjoying autocross racing and travel, he owns his own automotive business where he builds and repairs custom vehicles.
Ryan Weber

Ryan Weber

Social Studies • 314-989-7733
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.
Cherae West

Cherae West

Science • 314-989-7741
As a science teacher of 10 plus years it gives my uncompromising view that all students possess the capacity to learn, given strong and effective curriculum to drive instruction and a positive learning environment that welcomes exploration and enhances student confidence. It is my belief that an educator’s mission is to inspire and simultaneously challenge students to continue their thirst for knowledge in a school setting.
Jessica Wilkinson

Jessica Wilkinson

Art • 314-989-7722
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.
Barbara Williams

Barbara Williams

TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY • 314-989-7612

Ms. Barbara Williams has worked with Special School District for over 27 years. Ms. Williams has worked approximately 15 years with the Transportation/Routing Department helping new and returning students with their transportation. Ms. Williams's main responsibility is AdminISM, she also takes and print student and staff pictures for their school ID.

"I really enjoy working with our excellent staff and students."

Kim Willy

Kim Willy

Physical Education • 314-989-7461
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

Julie Wilson

Mathematics • 314-989-7648
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.

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Special School District Notice of Non-Discrimination and Accommodation

Special School District does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation against an individual based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, ancestry, disability, veteran status, age, or activity protected by federal or state law in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Direct inquiries and complaints under this policy to Special School District’s Director – Compliance Liaison, 12110 Clayton Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63131, telephone (314) 989-8100 or to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, One Petticoat Lane, 1010 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 320, Kansas City, Missouri 64106, telephone (816) 268-0550, fax (816) 268-0599, TDD (800) 877-8339, email OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov Information about the existence and location of services, activities, and facilities accessible to impaired persons can be obtained from the Special School District’s Director – Compliance Liaison at the phone number and address listed above.
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