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JEGB Welcomes Two New Members

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Normandy Schools Welcomes Two New Members to the JEGB

NORMANDY, MO -- The Normandy Joint Executive Governing Board welcomes two new members to the team.

     William Humphrey and Michael Jones were appointed to the JEGB Thursday in a special meeting of the Missouri Board of Education. In the meeting, the state BOE issued a proclamation allowing the addition of the two new members, whose service on the JEGB is effective immediately. The State Board’s proclamation also dictates the JEGB will reorganize and hold elections for leadership within 14 days.

     “I look forward to working with Mr. Jones and Mr. Humphrey to build upon the foundation we’re putting in place to transform our school district,” said Marcus C. Robinson, Normandy Superintendent of Schools. “Both Mr. Jones and Mr. Humphrey have an established reputation in our community for their commitment to education and youth, and we know our students will benefit from their leadership and insight.”

     Margie Vandeven, commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, thanked Jones and Humphrey for agreeing to serve on the JEGB.

      “Both William and Mike are well-respected in the Normandy community for their demonstrated leadership,” said Vandeven. “We appreciate the ongoing, passionate conversation had by our State Board of Education about governance in the NSC and the best way to move forward to benefit the students in Normandy.”

     Humphrey recently retired from his position as a district executive with the Greater St. Louis Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. A resident of the district, Humphrey previously served for seven years as a member of the board of education in Normandy, and his two children are Normandy graduates. He has been an active member of multiple organizations and boards in the area, with a commitment to youth development in his community.   

     Jones served as a member of the State Board of Education from 2011-2020. He served as senior policy adviser to St. Louis County Executive Charlie A. Dooley from 2005-2015. He also previously served as Executive Director of the Greater St. Louis Regional Empowerment Zone and was Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor for Development for St. Louis Mayor Clarence Harmon. In the 1980s, Jones was a member of the St. Louis Board of Alderman and was Executive Director of the St. Louis Housing Authority.

Other JEGB members currently include:

  • Sara Foster
  • Anthony Neal
  • Karen Pierre
  • Sheila Grimes Williams
  • Ronald Roberts