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Mr. Isaiah Melendez

Building Princpal

Melendez is principal at McCluer and previously served as the principal/director of Restoration and Wellness Center at Mark Twain. Prior to that he served as an assistant principal at Normandy High School. Melendez began his career in education as a social studies teacher for six years at KIPP Inspire Academy, Ritenour School District, and St. Louis Public Schools before transitioning to leadership roles as the assistant principal at Berkeley Middle and Cross Keys Middle.

Melendez is pursuing his doctorate from Missouri Baptist University. He holds a master’s degree in educational administration and an educational specialist degree in school administration, and a bachelor’s degree from Missouri Baptist University.

 

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Dr. Kaylan Holloway

Associate Principal 

Holloway joins FFSD/McCluer High School having previously served as principal at McKinley Classical Leadership Academy in Saint Louis Public Schools. Prior to that role, he served as vice principal at Metro Academic and Classical High School in SLPS. He began his career in education as a social studies teacher and program director at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School. In addition to his school leadership, Holloway has served in several fellowships, including Focus St. Louis, Teach for America, Forward Through Ferguson, and The Opportunity Trust.

He holds a doctorate in educational leadership and administration from Maryville University and a master’s degree from University of Missouri - St. Louis. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Missouri-Columbia.

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Ms. Iris McClendon

 Assistant Principal I Class of 2024

McClendon has been in education for 15 years, previously served as a high school counselor at McCluer for five years. Prior to that role, McClendon has served in the Ferguson-Florissant School District as a teacher for six years at Holman and Halls Ferry Elementary.  McClendon started her career in education as a teacher at Imagine Academy of Environmental Science and Math and Webster Groves High School.

She holds an educational specialist degree in education administration from Lindenwood University. She earned a master’s degree in counseling and a bachelor’s degree from Lindenwood University.

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Dr. Matt Mooney

 Assistant Principal I Class of 2025

Mooney has been in education for 15 years. He currently serves as the 11th Grade Principal. Prior to that role, he served as in Instructional Support Leader at Cross Keys Middle and as an assistant principal in Wright City School District. He began his career in education serving as a middle school math teacher for seven years in Hazelwood School District.

He holds a doctorate in education administration from Lindenwood University. He has a master’s degree in school administration from Lindenwood University and a master’s degree in teaching from Webster University. He holds two bachelor’s degrees in history and education from University of Missouri-Columbia.

 

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Mrs. Erin Cato

 Assistant Principal I Class of 2026

Cato has been in education for over nine years and previously served as an assistant principal at KIPP Charter Schools. Prior to that, she was a mathematics teacher at McKinley C.L.A. in St. Louis Public Schools. 
 
She holds an education specialist in administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She has a master's degree in gifted education from Lindenwood University—two bachelor's degrees in mathematics and secondary education from the University of Missouri-Columbia. 

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Mr. David Aguilar

 Assistant Principal I Class of 2027

Aguilar has been in education for 11 years all in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. He currently serves as 9th Grade/Freshmen Academy Principal at McCluer. Prior to that role, he served as a science teacher at McCluer for nine years.

He holds a master’s degree from William Woods University. He has an educational specialist degree from Arkansas State University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.

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Mr. Dave Kastrup

Director Athletics and Activities

Kastrup is a product of the Ferguson-Florissant School District and a graduate of Arkansas State-Jonesboro with a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.  Mr. Kastrup also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education from Lindenwood University.

Mr. Kastrup Served the Ferguson Florissant School District and McCluer North High School for nine years as a Teacher and 10 years as a Football and Track coach before taking over as the Athletic Director at McCluer High School in 2017.  During the nine years teaching he taught Physical Education and Industrial Arts, Project Lead the Way.

Mr. Kastrup supports teachers, students, coaches, parents, and the community by setting high expectations and constantly working to integrate interscholastic activities into the overall educational program at McCluer High School. He believes the playing field or court is a classroom and learning should never stop even after the bells are done ringing for the day.   

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Ms. Angie Williams

SSD Area Coordinator

Williams grew up in Frostwood  and attended the Ferguson Florissant School District.  She is  a proud alumnus of Berkeley Sr High School. Prior to starting her career in special education, Ms Williams  served in the united States Army, where she had the opportunity to live and travel abroad.  Her most memorable experiences were her visit to Dachau Jewish Concentration Camp and East Berlin prior to the demise of the Berlin Wall in 1991.  

Ms. Williams’ teaching experience  focused on students receiving special education services in  kindergarten through 12th grade, until she was  promoted to an Area Coordinator in 2006.

Ms. Williams’ core belief is grounded in the African Proverbs, “It Takes A Whole Village to Raise A Child”,  which has allowed Ms. Williams to encourage all students to be successful. 

 Because Failure is not an OPTION

Ms Williams currently holds her specialist degree in Education Leadership from Webster University. Ms Williams resides in Florissant.

 

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Ms. Demetria Handley

Instructional Support Leader | Math

Handley has been in education for eight years, previously teaching math at McCluer North for five years. Before that, she taught math at Confluence Preparatory Academy for one year. 

Ms. Handley is currently completing her final semester at the University of Missouri - St. Louis earning her specialist degree in education administration. She holds a master's in educational technology from Lindenwood University. Demetria attended Southeast Missouri State University where she earned her bachelor's degree in secondary education with an emphasis in mathematics. 

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