NSC Joint Executive Governing Board Election is April 5, 2022

  • The public will vote for candidates for the Joint Executive Governing Board on April 5, 2022. This year there are two open seats available.

    Four candidates running for the two available seats on the Normandy Joint Executive Governing Board participated in a candidate forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Metro St. Louis on Monday, March 21. 

    Community members gathered at Barack Obama School, as well as virtually via Zoom. Violet Taylor, Dr. Christopher Petty, Marcieta Reed, and Harlan Hodge took questions submitted by the community. Candidates Catasha Jones-Moran, Joseph Zenon, and Robin Blount did not attend.

    Voters will head to the polls on April 5. The candidates appearing on the ballot are as follows: 

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Violet Taylor

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.”

 

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Dr. Christopher Petty

Dr. Petty is a St. Louis native and has lived in the Normandy Schools footprint for almost five years. He currently serves as the chairman of the Trustee Board for the city of Pasadena Hills, where he resides with his wife and two children. The career-long educator currently serves as dean of students in the Hazelwood School District. Dr. Petty has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary/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. When asked why he’s running for a spot on the NSC Joint Executive Governing Board, Dr. Petty said, “I am persuaded that public education has always been essential to realizing the American dream. I am running for the NSC board to enact the will of the people as families in this community deserve the right to elect their school board representatives. I have the experience, qualifications, and the leadership capability to navigate the district’s journey toward full accreditation.”

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Marcieta Reed

Reed has lived in the Normandy area for 26 years. This retired educator taught elementary education for 25 years in the former Normandy School District, Head Start and St. Louis Public Schools. Reed has a bachelor’s degree from Harris-Stowe State University in Early Childhood, a master’s degree from Lindenwood University in Library Media and a second master’s degree in Education at National-Louis University. The mother of three currently serves as an alderwoman for the city of Vinita Park. She’s running for a spot on the NSC Joint Executive Governing Board because “I want to see that all of our children get a quality and the best education possible. To use all of my experiences, resources and training to develop a professional and active participation on the Governing Board.”

 

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Harlan Hodge

Hodge has lived in Normandy since 2015 with his wife and son. He serves as the Senior Manager of Diversity and Inclusion at BJC HealthCare. Hodge has a master’s degree in social work from Washington University. He coaches chess throughout the nation, and has consulted non‐profits and schools working with at‐risk youth. When asked why he’s seeking a spot on the NSC Joint Executive Governing Board, “I believe that I can help. My background, education, experiences, commitment, and passion for the NSC and 24:1 has prepared me to hold up my corner of this work. I am running for the NSC Joint Executive Governing Board because we need the right people in the right roles. I believe that I am the right person for the role.”

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Catasha Jones-Moran

Additional candidate information has yet to be submitted

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Joseph Zenon

Additional candidate information has yet to be submitted

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Robin Blount

Additional candidate information has yet to be submitted

  • DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY 

    The terms of NSC Joint Executive Governing Board members Sara Foster and Mike Jones are set to expire on June 30, 2022. The newly elected members will join the JEGB at the April 2022 board meeting.

    The public will vote for candidates for the JEGB on the April 5, 2022 ballot. Individuals who wish to run as a candidate must apply within the next three weeks. Per state statute § 162.083, RSMo, the filing period for the April election began Tuesday, December 7, 2021 and closes on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. Candidates must be residents of the Normandy Schools Collaborative geographic footprint. Per the Missouri School Board Association, school board candidates must meet the following requirements: 

    • A U.S. citizen.
    • A resident taxpayer of a district or voters of the district in urban districts.
    • A resident of Missouri for at least one year.
    • At least 24 years old.

    For residents who would like to run for one of the two seats on the JEGB, please contact the JEGB Secretary Alexandria Barnett at 314-493-0400 or by email, albarnett@normandysc.org

    Declarations of Candidacy may be picked up at the district office at 3855 Lucas and Hunt Road, St. Louis, Missouri from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from December 8-17, 2021.

    Please note that the hours are shorter due to the district being closed for Winter Break:

    December 20, 2021- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    December 21, 2021- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    December 23, 2021- 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    December 24, 2021- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    December 28, 2021- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.