• Normandy Administration Team

    Strong leadership is critical to the success of any organization -- especially school districts. Administrators at the Normandy Schools Collaborative are part of a committed team of educators and support staff focused on the success of all children. 

Dr. Charles J. Pearson, Superintendent of Schools

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Dr. Charles J. Pearson, Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Charles J. Pearson has been committed to serving in the public education arena for over 35 years. He has been a Visual Arts teacher, Curriculum Coordinator, Middle School Principal, and Assistant Superintendent. Educational equity and the African-American academic achievement gap have been driving passions for him throughout his career. He retired in 2008, and formed Innovative Education Solutions, LLC.

As CEO of Innovative Education Solutions, LLC., he directed Professional Development for HOME WORKS! The Teacher Home Visit Program, served as a Learning Resource Consultant for EducationPlus specializing in Cultural Proficiency and Culturally Responsive Teaching, and become a Lead Facilitator for the National Institute of School Leadership, providing support to principals of Focus and Priority Schools in the metro St. Louis region.

Dr. Pearson put his retirement on hold when he joined the Normandy Schools Collaborative as Superintendent of Schools. He has focused his efforts on gaining classification (accreditation) for the school district by improving instruction, increasing academic rigor and working to improve the culture and environment of the Collaborative.

 

Dr. Phil Pusateri, Assistant Superintendent-Operations & CFO

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Dr. Phil Pusateri, Assistant Superintendent-Operations & CFO

As Assistant Superintendent for Operations/Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Dr. Pusateri will be responsible for the district’s Business Office, Information Technology, Food Service, Maintenance/Facilities, Finance, Transportation, Safety/Security, and Payroll operations. He previously served as the Coordinator of Grants Management for Normandy.

In his role as Coordinator of Grants Management, Dr. Pusateri has helped secure several substantial funding opportunities including the $20,000 Project Lead the Way/Toyota Foundation grant and the $1.7 million Project RESTORE grant. He has been instrumental in streamlining the grants process for staff and administrators and ensuring the funds are properly managed.

Prior to joining Normandy, Dr. Pusateri served as the Head of School Operations for La Salle Middle School, a charter school in St. Louis. At La Salle (and its predecessor De La Salle Middle School), he served in a variety of capacities including school principal and Accreditation Chair/Director of After School Programs.  Dr. Pusateri holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Washington University and master’s degree in teaching from Webster University. He earned his doctorate degree in School Leadership from Saint Louis University.

Mrs. Tina Clark-Scott, Assistant Superintendent-Academics & Support Services

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Mrs. Tina Clark-Scott, Assistant Superintendent-Academics & Support Services

Tina Clark-Scott, a native St. Louisan, is a product of the St. Louis Public Schools. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Harris-Stowe State University and went on to earn her master’s degree in Education Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Clark-Scott is currently pursuing her doctorate in Education at Lindenwood University.

Clark-Scott brings more than 20 years of experience in education to her new role as Assistant Superintendent. She has previous experience as a classroom teacher, staff member, and administrator at Illinois State University and in the Hazelwood, Parkway, Ritenour, St. Louis Public Schools, and University City school districts. Mrs. Clark-Scott currently most recently served as principal of Jefferson Elementary School in Normandy. Before joining Normandy in 2012, she was an assistant principal in the Hazelwood School District.