Dr. Tiffany McConnell, Principal

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Dr. Tiffany McConnell, Principal

     Tiffany McConnell is a proud graduate of Normandy High School and started her teaching career in the district at the now-closed Garfield Elementary. Prior to her role as Building Principal, Ms. McConnell served as the Curriculum Coordinator for mathematics. She has worked in the district in various leadership roles including facilitating collaborative planning with teachers, supporting school improvement plans, and facilitating professional development for teachers and principals. Ms. McConnell earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Grambling State University in Louisiana. She has a master’s degree in education administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and an education specialist degree in educational leadership from Lindenwood University. Ms. McConnell is currently pursuing her doctorate degree at Maryville University.

    Ms. McConnell's motto is “Every Student. Every Classroom. Every Day.”, and she is committed to making a difference by advocating excellence, and life-long learning by promoting a positive, productive learning environment where all students can find success. 

Dr. Gregory S. Lesan

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Dr. Gregory S. Lesan

Assistant Principal

Dr. Gregory Lesan has worked in the Normandy School Collaborative since 2014. He previous served as a principal at Western Community Unit School District in Barry, Ill., and an assistant principal intern in the Francis Howell School District in St. Charles, Mo. Dr. Lesan earned his Educational Specialist and doctorate in Educational Leadership from Saint Louis University. He also has a master's degree in teaching from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. 

Dr. Kesha Whitley

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Dr. Kesha Whitley

Assistant Principal

Kesha Whitley, Assistant Principal, has more than 16 years of experience in education and a strong commitment to student achievement. She believes all students are capable of learning at the highest level possible when they and their families are given a clear vision of expectations and support for their goals. Ms. Whitley says she became a teacher to give to her students what was given to her — the key to unlock endless possibilities and reach their full potential. 

Ms. Whitley began her career as a second- and third-grade teacher and literacy coach in the Wellston School District. She moved on to the Riverview Gardens School District as an instructional coach, and then to Washington School as a reading interventionist. The best part of her job, she says, is seeing the faces of our future and knowing she is helping to mold tomorrow’s doctors, lawyers, and maybe, the next president. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Harris-Stowe State University and two graduate degrees from Webster University: a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and an educational specialist degree in Educational Leadership Administration. In addition, she has a K-12 Reading Certification from Webster.

Mr. Anthony Taylor

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Mr. Anthony Taylor

Assistant Principal

Anthony Taylor returns to Normandy Schools Collaborative to serve as the Assistant Principal at Lucas Crossing School Complex. Taylor previously served as Principal, Assistant Principal, and Content Coordinator in Elementary Education for the Normandy School District from 2009–2014. Taylor most recently served as a long-term Guest Teacher in the Clayton School District. A veteran educator, Taylor has served students in a variety of capacities including his work as a Principal for the Riverview Gardens School District, and Director of the Rockwood School District Voluntary Inter-district Choice Corporation (VICC) Program. He began his career as an Instructional Specialist and Classroom Teacher for the Pattonville School District. Taylor earned his bachelor’s degree in Education from Harris-Stowe State University. He has a master’s degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in Educational Administration. Taylor is currently pursuing his doctorate and Education Specialist degree from Missouri Baptist University.