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. Michael Triplett
Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Michael Triplett, an educator committed to excellence, joined the Normandy Schools Collaborative as its Superintendent of Schools in February 2023. He most recently served as the Associate Superintendent of Learning Services for the Olathe Public Schools in Olathe, Kansas.
Throughout his professional journey, Dr. Triplett has established a reputation as an extremely capable manager, supporter, and servant of people. He is an effective school/district administrator who consistently displays initiative, conscientiousness, and professionalism.
His philosophy of education extends beyond an awareness of best practices and the ability to comprehend educational jargon. He believes that educators, whether in school buildings or administrative offices, are individuals who possess an implicit understanding of developmental stages, respect for myriad learning styles, and are willing to go beyond what is expected of them to achieve goals for students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community stakeholders alike.
Dr. Christopher Petty
Deputy Superintendent of Organizational Effectiveness
Dr. Christopher Petty serves the Normandy Schools Collaborative as Associate Superintendent of Organizational Effectiveness. Prior to joining NSC, Petty worked as Dean of Students for the Hazelwood School District. Dr. Petty has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Middle School Education from Harris-Stowe State University, a master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis, and a doctorate degree in Education Leadership with an emphasis in Policy Studies from Maryville University.
In 2016, Dr. Petty received the Distinguished Alumni Award, from Harris-Stowe State University. It was during this time that he also attended the Harvard Graduate School of Education National Institute for Urban School Leaders. In 2019, the school where Dr. Petty served as principal was bestowed the honor of being named a School of Recognition by the State University of New York.
Dr. Tony O. Brooks
Executive Director of Student Support Services
Dr. Tony O. Brooks has joined Normandy as its Executive Director of Student Support Services. Dr. Brooks has more than 22 years of leadership experience, serving in administrative roles in the Hazelwood, Decatur, Illinois and Cahokia, Illinois districts. He’s served as an adjunct professor at Harris-Stowe State University and as a board member of St.Louis Association of Secondary Schools Principals.
Dr. Brooks had been an administrator at all k-12 levels of education. He is a 2011 SUPES (Superintendent) Academy. He has earned degrees from SIU-Edwardsville, Maryville University, Lindenwood University, and Webster University
Chief Financial Officer
Carlton Brooks brings 20-plus years of administrative and financial experience to the Normandy Schools Collaborative. He has a broad educational leadership and school finance background and has previously worked for the Ferguson-Florissant, Maplewood Richmond Heights, Riverview Gardens, and Ladue school districts. Brooks has extensive experience serving in diverse and urban educational settings and looks forward to this tremendous opportunity to serve students and families in the Normandy community.
Mr. Brooks is a CPA with an Education Specialist degree from St. Louis University, an MBA from Webster University, and a B.S. in Accounting from Truman State University. He is also a Doctoral Candidate in Educational Leadership at St. Louis University.
Director of Communications
Christopher Trahan joined NSC in 2022. An experienced public relations practitioner, Trahan most recently served as director of communications for Family Forward, a St. Louis non-profit.
Trahan has prior experience in school public relations and communications, having served as the director of communications and community engagement with the East Baton Rough Parish School System in Louisiana. He also worked in the corporate sector.
Trahan earned his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and is a past president of the Public Relations Association of Louisiana - Baton Rouge chapter. He is currently working toward his Accreditation in Public Relations certification.