Board Elections 2023
NSC Joint Executive Governing Board Election is April 4, 2023
MEET THE CANDIDATES
An election will be held on April 4, 2023, to fill three open seats on the Normandy Schools Collaborative (NSC) Joint Executive Governing Board (JEGB). The positions are for three-year terms and the newly elected members will join the JEGB at the April 2023 board meeting. Six Normandy citizens have filed their candidacy for the three open positions on the Normandy Schools Collaborative Joint Executive Governing Board. The certified candidates are as follows:
- Dryver Henderson
- William H. Humphrey
- Violet L. Taylor
- Marcieta D. Reed
- Andrea Feltus-Flynn
- Theresa Pearson
CANDIDATES FORUM- MARCH 8, 2023
Community members of the Normandy Schools Collaborative are invited to a Board of Education Candidates Forum:
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
The League of Women Voters will moderate the question-answer session during the event. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
How can you participate in the meeting?
- Submit a question in advance: https://bit.ly/3Y6fvHC
NOTE: The League of Women Voters will determine which questions will be asked and attempt to cover areas of interest expressed by the audience. The League moderators retain the option to combine questions that are similar or address the same topic and ensure each candidate has an equal opportunity to answer questions.
The candidates are listed in the order they appear on the ballot.
Henderson is a proud Normandy alum and founding member of the Normandy High School Alumni Association. A retired businessman, entrepreneur, Navy veteran, Henderson is a resident of Bel-Nor and served as a substitute teacher at Normandy High School from 2010-2013, teaching math, science and AP journalism. He also served as a mentor for the Courier, the NHS student newspaper. When asked by he is running for a spot on the NSC Joint Executive Governing Board, Henderson said "we will work for Normandy's progress, as rapidly as possible, with accountability and perhaps incentives; seeking help from others and extra education/teacher money, if and when we can get it because we love our children, and love our teachers, and we love living here, where we are, in the Normandy District."
Humphrey has been a resident of the Normandy footprint for 40 years and currently lives in the City of Bel-Nor. A retired district executive for the Greater St. Louis Area Council Boy Scouts of America, married for 40 years, he and his wife are proud parents of three Normandy graduates; a daughter, son, and nephew. Humphrey completed the 9 month Neighborhood Leadership Fellowships training in 2021and has ten years experience in human resources, insurance, youth development and investigation, budgeting. When asked why he is running for for reelection on the NSC Joint Executive Governing Board, Humphrey said "I believe that after 9 years of board service I have developed the knowledge and skills that will aide the district in reaching full accreditation and continuous improvement. I have been elected by my peers to serve as board president twice. I bring strong leadership, integrity and effective communication skills. I am committed to building a quality school system. I am a supporter of public education. I believe I can make a difference in improving the quality of education for all children. I can find no better way in retirement to give back to our community than to invest in the success and development of our children. I want to continue the work that I have started. "
Taylor has been a resident of the Normandy footprint for 25 years. A retiree from AT&T after 20 years of service, Taylor currently works with Deer Valley Home Health. This mother of four and grandmother of seven is active in her church. When asked why she is running for a spot on the NSC Joint Executive Governing Board, Taylor said “I believe that if we are aware of the problems and issues that argue them, we can and will be more effective in providing the tools necessary to ensure that our children will be successful not only in the classroom, but in their lives as well.”
Reed has been a resident of the Normandy footprint for 30 years. A retired teacher from Saint Louis Public Schools, Reed taught for 26 years including in the Normandy School District and Head Start. She's served as an advocate for CASA, has volunteered for MEGA (Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments), has worked with high school students in the college summit program, serving as a writing coach. She's active in cleanups in 24:1 and currently serves as an alderman for the city of Vinita Park. When asked why she is running for a spot on the NSC Joint Executive Governing Board, Reed said “ to be an advocate for our children, get parents involved, insure student engagement to be the key element for a positive climate, and work with the community. I have an aptitude and experience with children and adults."
Flynn has been a resident of the Normandy footprint for approximately 35 years. She's worked as a teacher and administrator and currently serves as President/Founder of the Andrea Feltus-Flynn Scholarship and Support Foundation, which provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors in North County and St. Louis City. She is married and a proud pet mom of a Shih Tzu, and also volunteers with the Kiwanis Club of Normandy 24:1. When asked why she is running for a spot on the NSC Joint Executive Governing Board, Flynn said "I believe that our children deserve the best education in the best environment conducive for learning and personal growth. However, I can assist with providing this great learning experience and environment for our kids, I want to."
Pearson has been a resident of the Normandy footprint her entire life. An alumnus of Normandy, current parent of NSC students, and a long-time resident of Velda City, Pearson currently works as Operations Manager at Shaeffer Logistics. When asked why she is running for a spot on the NSC Joint Executive Governing Board, Pearson said “ I am a parent, and as a parent, I see what the school district is missing and needing at the moment. I believe that I can bring that to the board. I have been working with the community in conjunction with Beyond Housing and have heard what the community and parents are needing from the school district. I can be the voice of the parents, community, and school board. Teamwork for a better future, for our future, the students."