Dr. Cedric Gerald

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Dr. Cedric Gerald

Building Princpal

Dr. Cedric Gerald earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Maryville University in 2020. He earned a Master of Arts in Educational Management from Strayer University in Charlotte, NC.  He also holds a Master of Arts in School Administration from Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, NC.


Dr. Gerald's extensive educational career began in 2000 as an English teacher and includes
English department chairperson, English content coach, facilitator for college board
standards alignment, graduation project coordinator, providing job embedded professional
development and curriculum development. He has also served as a gifted coordinator. In
2015, Dr. Gerald became the assistant principal of Plymouth High School in Plymouth, NC,
and in 2016 he was named the school’s principal.


Dr. Gerald’s passion is to promote and support literacy education through cooperative
teaching and collaborative learning in an environment that engages all students.

 

Dr. Tracee Lewis

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Dr. Tracee Lewis

Class of 2021 Assistant Principal

Dr. Tracee J. Lewis earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Maryville
University in 2013.  She holds a master’s in educational administration and a
master’s in school and professional counseling, both from Lindenwood
University.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education-English
from Harris-Stowe State University in 1997.
 
Dr. Lewis began her career at Berkeley High School in 1997, where she taught
English and alternative education.  In 2002, she became a school guidance
counselor at Berkeley Middle School.  In 2005, she moved to McCluer North High
School, where she served as a counselor and chairman of the Guidance
Department.  Dr. Lewis currently serves as the Assistant Principal of Instruction
at McCluer High School. She believes in supporting the entire school community
by creating a challenging yet nurturing environment that allows for everyone to
succeed.

Dr. Courtney Ford

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Dr. Courtney Ford

Class of 2022 Assistant Principal

Dr. Ford is entering his 14th year in education, and 7th at McCluer High School. After graduating from the University of Central Missouri, he began his career as an elementary teacher. Through the years, Dr. Ford has been a Dean of Students, grade level lead, sports coach, and a sponsor of numerous school clubs and organizations. During this time, he also received his master degree in school administration from Lindenwood University and doctorate degree in educational leadership from Maryville University. Each passing year has been very formative in his growth as an educator as it provides a solid foundation of quality leadership in both elementary and secondary curriculum as well as decision making. Dr. Ford seeks to make a positive impact in the lives of the students and families he works with and believes in providing strong models of mentorship to the young men and women of our society to help them find and forge their path in life. Dr. Ford is thrilled to have the opportunity to specifically work with the class of 2022!

Mr. Kurtis Downing

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Mr. Kurtis Downing

Class of 2023 Assistant Principal

 Mr. Kurtis Downing is a graduate of Lindenwood University with an Educational
Specialist Degree in Educational Administration. Mr. Downing also holds a
Master of Arts in Educational Administration and a Bachelor of Arts from
Northwest Missouri State University.


Prior to joining the district, he served as principal of Atchison Alternation School, in Atchison Kansas for four
years. He also served as a teacher in the St. Louis Public Schools for 12 years.


Mr. Downing supports teachers, students, parents and the community by
establishing high standards of excellence and creating a culture of collaboration
and support to achieve those goals. His favorite quote comes from the famous
leader Dr. Martin Luther King, “Intelligence plus character; that is the goal of true
education”.

Dr. Andrew Emmerich

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Dr. Andrew Emmerich

Class of 2024 Assistant Principal

Dr. Emmerich is a doctoral graduate of Maryville University. He attended Southeast Missouri State University where he earned a Master’s degree in Education Administration. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the College of Public Service at Saint Louis University.

Dr. Emmerich has served the Ferguson-Florissant School District since 2014 as an 8th grade English Language Arts teacher, and since 2016 as an Assistant Principal at McCluer High School. He has also served the District as a member of multiple committees and leadership groups. He began his teaching career in 2008 and has taught and worked with students ranging in age from Pre-K through highschool. 

A relentless proponent of equity in education, Dr. Emmerich supports teachers, students, and the broader educational community by offering his enthusiastic insights and tireless work ethic.

Mr. Willie Eaglin

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Mr. Willie Eaglin

Dean of Students

Willie Eaglin earned a Bachelors in Education degree from Saint Xavier University. He earned a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Missouri Baptist University and is currently finishing a Doctoral degree in Ministry from Destiny Christian University.

I started teaching in 1999 in the Chicago Public School system for 3 years and then moved to St. Louis. I served from 2002-2016 in the St. Louis Public School district as a teacher and Dean of Students. I came to Ferguson Florissant as the Dean Of Students at McCluer HS in 2017 and have served in that role since.

I am proud to serve McCluer HS as the Dean of Students. I support the principal in the day to day operations of the school building support every assistant principal in the building as well. I work with every teacher and student in our school and specifically in the freshman academy supporting our incoming freshman students from an academic, behavioral and social emotional perspective. I enjoy building relationships with staff, students, and families.Our students can accomplish anything they put their minds to.

Willie Eaglin III is a proud Chicago native, and a unapologetic Cubs Fan! Willie is married to Adrienne Eaglin and has two children Casey 13 and Cassidy 10.

Mr. Dave Kastrup

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Mr. Dave Kastrup

Director Athletics and Activities

Mr. David 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.   

Ms. Angie Williams

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Ms. Angie Williams

SSD Area Coordinator

Ms Angie 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.