When the little boy came into Chandria Taylor’s preschool class at Gateway MST Elementary School, he would run to the corner and hide.
Tell us about your current professional position, its responsibilities, and your accomplishments as an individual and team.
Please tell us about your current professional position, its responsibilities, and your accomplishments, as an individual and team.
The St. Louis American Foundation will honor eight outstanding health professionals from area hospitals, federally qualified health centers, and a nonprofit health organization at the 2019 Salute to Excellence in Health Care on Friday, April 26, at the Frontenac Hilton.
Eleven years ago, Kasia McMullen-Koontz, then 29, was working a regular day as a catering sales manager at the Saint Louis Art Museum. She was 26 weeks pregnant. At one point in the day, she started to feel a sharp pain and was admitted at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
St. Louis city voters picked Adam Layne and Tracee Miller to serve on the seven-member elected St. Louis Public School Board in the April 2 general municipal election.
As a broke graduate student with four children, Jessica Adams was barely squeaking by financially after her divorce. She was able to provide for her children – and stay in school – with the help of food stamps and utility assistance. But there was one expense that she couldn’t find help with.
In 1977, Zenobia Thompson was doing exactly what she loved to do – providing care to her community as a head nurse at Homer G. Phillips Hospital.
This year’s class of Young Leaders includes a supervisor of more than 50 registered nurses, a contract negotiator for one of the world’s largest financial institutions, and a chemical engineer for a major pharmaceutical company.
I recently celebrated my 10th anniversary as a St. Louisan. In 2008, when I moved to St. Louis, Bill Shaner, then president and CEO of Save-A-Lot Food Stores, could have easily said, “I got you here, now you go figure it out!” Instead, he was intentional about ensuring my success in the comp…
Kevin L. Buie Sr. has the long title of department leader of U.S. and Canada receipts and Canada disbursements, along with outgoing funds in Canada, at Edward Jones, a financial services firm based in St. Louis with nearly seven million clients and $1 trillion in assets under management worldwide.
As vice president of Division Operations for Ameren Missouri, Patrick E. Smith Sr. leads strategy execution for customer operations and directs those responsible for design, construction and maintenance of Ameren’s electric energy distribution systems. How he made this career connection is i…
Jeanetta Hawkins has decorated nearly 4,000 events in her 30 years of running her event decorating and planning business called Personal Touches by Jeanetta, Inc.
On Wednesday, October 24, Vanessa Cooksey was in New York for the annual fundraising gala for SIFMA Foundation for Investor Education, where she is a board member.
A department leader in a financial services firm, director of Talent and Inclusion at a food ingredient supplier, and vice president at a utility company will be recognizes as Salute to Excellence in Business awardees at the St. Louis American Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Business Aw…
On a Monday morning, Maryville University junior Jordan Davis was monitoring a wall-size, digital map of the world – and it looked like he was watching the next world war unfold. Attack lines were flying across the screen every second.
Paula Neely had not been sleeping at night. She was too afraid that someone was going to shoot up her house to kill her only son. Then, she heard a radio advertisement about Better Family Life’s centers that de-escalate gun conflicts.
It was the first $1 million Salute — the first time since the St. Louis American Foundation produced its inaugural Salute to Excellence in Education gala in 1994 that the foundation and its partners and sponsors crested the $1 million mark in student scholarships and educator grants.
As a secondary English Language Arts Curriculum coach, Tamara Wells oversees the educational programming of six middle schools and three high schools in the Hazelwood School District. Her position focuses heavily on classroom observations and data-driven research in order to create curriculu…
Special education teacher Rhea M. Willis has spent her 31-year teaching career serving the needs of students in St. Louis County Special Education District and in St. Louis Public Schools, as a plan consultant teacher and a professional development instructor.
Reverend Raymond K. Robinson’s years in the U.S. Army, including three years abroad in Germany, taught him responsibility and accountability – skills useful to him working in university residence halls and academic advising.
Leslie Thomas-Washington worked in the Webster Groves School District before relocating with her husband to New Orleans, Louisiana, where she worked for several years in various capacities, as a classroom teacher, a school literacy facilitator, and as a reading intervention teacher. Then Hur…
Something students recognize right away about Kurly Taylor, a college advisor at Riverview Gardens Senior High School, is that he sees them for who they are, said senior Michael Crymes.
Kim Haywood Jr. serves as the science teacher for middle school and high school students at Lovejoy Technology Academy, a public school in Lovejoy, Illinois. One of his goals is to show students that there are opportunities out there in the real world. “My real goal is working with high scho…
Dorthea B. Nevils has served as an English teacher at her alma mater, University City High School, since the age of 21. Nevils has played many roles since joining the high school. Nevils worked as the English department chairperson, building union representative, class sponsor and in many mo…
Chauncey E. Granger was promoted to serve as the principal of Hazelwood East High School in July, and his first priority is to build relationships with students and families.
Bernard Long Jr. has served as the band director for Normandy High School since 2014 and is an adjunct professor of jazz drumset at Lindenwood University. All the while, he remained a student himself, earning his teaching certificate in Music Education and master’s degree in Music Education …
Early childhood teacher Andrea Scott often recites a W.E.B. Du Bois quote that goes, “Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.”