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New leadership announcements for the 2022-23 school year

Taylor Cameron

Assistant Principal, Cross Keys


Cameron has served the Ferguson-Florissant School District since 2014. He has been the math instructional support leader at STEAM Academy Middle since 2021. Prior to that role, Cameron served the District as a teacher at Johnson-Wabash 6th Grade Center, serving as the math department chairperson from 2019-2021. He started his career in the District as a classroom teacher at Parker Road Elementary.

Cameron holds a master’s degree in elementary administration from Lindenwood University and a bachelor’s degree from University of Central Missouri.

 

Shannon Tuggle

Assistant Principal, McCluer


Tuggle is entering her fifteenth year in education, having previously served as an academic instructional coach at St. Louis Public Schools. Prior to that role, Tuggle has served in numerous roles as a reading specialist, cross-categorical teacher and special education department chairperson. She has also served as an English teacher in Hazelwood School District from 2012-2017. Prior to starting a career in education, Tuggle worked for the State of Missouri as a social worker in the areas of behavioral and mental health, substance abuse and child abuse and neglect.

Tuggle is pursuing her doctorate and holds an educational specialist degree from Lindenwood University. She holds a master’s degree in secondary education from University of Missouri St. Louis and a master’s degree in social work from St. Louis University. She has a bachelor’s degree from University of Missouri - Columbia.

 

Paul Merioles

Assistant Director, Restoration and Wellness Center


Merioles has served in the Ferguson-Florissant School District for 25 years. He has spent the last eight years at Restoration and Wellness Center, where he has served in numerous roles as an administrative intern, credit recovery teacher and teacher leader. Prior to joining the District, Merioles served in the United States Marine Corps and the Kansas Army National Guard.

Merioles holds a master’s degree in educational administration and an educational specialist degree in administrative leadership from Lindenwood University. He has a bachelor’s degree from Mid-America Nazarene University.

 

Jennifer Pipkins

Human Resources Manager


Pipkens comes to the district having previously served as the human resources manager for the Mehlville School District since 2016 after working as Mehlville’s human resources assistant for eight years. Prior to joining Mehlville, she served as the administrative assistant in early education for Riverview Gardens School District from 1998-2004.

Her professional certifications include society for human resources management senior certified professional (SHRM-SCP).

Kelly Stemmermann

Assistant Principal, Johnson-Wabash 6th Grade Center


Stemmermann comes to the district having previously served as an administrative intern in the Francis Howell School District since 2018. Prior to that role, Stemmermann taught at Francis Howell North High School, Francis Howell Middle and Timberland High School in Wentzville School District. She began her career in education as a classroom teacher and department chair at McCluer in the Ferguson-Florissant School District from 2004-2014.

She is pursuing her doctorate from Maryville University. She holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Maryville University and a master’s degree in athletic administration from William Woods University. She has a bachelor’s degree from University of Missouri-St. Louis.

 

Dorothea "Malinda" Baker

Secondary Math Coordinator (Grades 6-12)


Baker is currently in her fifteenth year with Ferguson-Florissant School District, having previously served as a math teacher, math department chairperson and IB-CP coordinator at STEAM Academy at McCluer South-Berkeley High School since 2019. Prior to that role, Baker taught mathematics at McCluer North from 2007-2019. She began her teaching career as a secondary math teacher in the Riverview Gardens School District.

Baker holds a master’s degree in education in curriculum and instruction and an emphasis on graduate work in mathematics from University of Missouri - St. Louis. She has a bachelor’s degree from Harris Stowe State University.

 

Bradley Johnson

Director of Career and Technical Education


Johnson is entering his ninth year in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. He was the business and marketing education teacher at STEAM Academy at McCluer South-Berkeley High School and McCluer South-Berkeley High School. He has also served as department chairperson and sponsor of DECA, a career and technical student organization.

Johnson holds a master’s degree in secondary administration from University of Missouri - St. Louis and a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Missouri Baptist University. He is a proud alumnus of McCluer High School.

 

Dr. Jane Crawford

Assistant Superintendent of Support Services


Crawford brings 30 years of experience in education and leadership in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. She previously served as principal of STEAM Academy at McCluer South-Berkeley High School. Before becoming an administrator at STEAM High, Crawford served the District in numerous leadership roles, as both principal and assistant principal at the elementary and secondary levels, attendance administrator and dean of students. She is currently chairperson and co-facilitator of the FFSD MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) Core Leadership Team, helping to train District facilitators in site-based implementation of adult professional learning around MTSS/ PBIS.

Prior to becoming an administrator, Crawford started in the District in 1993 as an English teacher at McCluer.

Crawford holds a doctorate and education specialist degree in educational leadership from Saint Louis University. She also holds a master’s in education and a bachelor’s degree in English from Truman State University.