Board of Education 2018-19

  • Amy Clendennen
    Amy Clendennen Phone: 314.918.0565 • email: clendennen.amy@wgmail.org
    Elected in 2011, re-elected 2014 and 2017. Term expires 2020

    Amy Clendennen is serving her third term as a BOE member. She is a shareholder in the law firm Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt, PC, where she specializes in education law. Amy also serves as Regional Executive Committee chair for the St. Louis region of the Missouri School Boards’ Association (MSBA). Amy earned a bachelor's degree in English from Truman State University, a master's degree from Ball State University, and a law degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Amy and Andy Clendennen have twins, both of whom are Webster Groves High School graduates and a student at Steger Sixth Grade Center.

    David Addison
    David Addison Phone: 314.962-7599 • email: addison.david@wgmail.org
    Elected in 2011, re-elected 2014 and 2017. Term expires 2020

    David Addison, vice president of the Board of Education and a senior vice president with RGA Reinsurance Co., is serving his third term on the School Board. He is certified at the Master Board Member level by the Missouri School Boards’ Association. He holds an MBA from the Olin Business School at Washington University. He and his wife, Rhona, have been active volunteers throughout the district and David currently acts as School Board Liaison to the WGSD Foundation. They have three children, two of whom are WGHS graduates, one attending the University of New Hampshire and the other a graduate from Indiana University now working in St. Louis. David is board liaison to the Board’s Finance Advisory Committee, a member of the district’s Meet and Confer Committee and represents the School Board on the Parks and Recreation Commission and the TIF Commission. He has liaison responsibilities between the School Board and Avery, Clark and Edgar Road Elementary schools.

    Jo Doll
    Jo Doll Phone 314-918-7753 • email: doll.jo@wgmail.org
    Elected in 2017. Term expires 2020

    Jo Doll is serving her first term as a member of the board. An active volunteer in the district, she is a licensed physical therapist with 26 years in the field of outpatient orthopedics. She has served on the district’s Legislative Advocacy Committee and in various PTO positions at Hudson, Bristol, Steger, Hixson and the High School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in physical therapy, both from Washington University. She and her husband have three sons, one of whom is at the High School and two recent graduates.

    Christine Keller
    Christine Keller Phone: 372-1046 • e-mail: keller.christine@wgmail.org
    Elected in 2018. Term expires in 2021

    Christine Keller, director of Career Development at Fontbonne University, is serving her first term on the Board of Education. She holds a master’s degree in counseling from Webster University and bachelor’s degrees in French and International Studies from Illinois College. She is a member of the district’s Equity in Education Committee and has volunteered through the Parent Teacher Organizations of multiple schools. She and her husband, Brian, have two daughters in district schools.

    Steven Loher
    Steve Loher Phone: 314-853-5994 • email: loher.steve@wgmail.org
    Elected in 2010, re-elected in 2013, 2016. Term expires 2019

    Steven Loher is serving his third term on the School Board and is certified as an Advanced Board Member by the Missouri School Boards’ Association. An alumnus of Webster Groves High School, he and his wife, Janet, are the parents of a High School graduate and live in Shrewsbury. He is chief financial officer of G&W Engineering Corp. and an active volunteer in the district. He also serves on the Shrewsbury Planning Commission. He previously served on the boards of MO Creative Adventures (Destination Imagination) and the Gateway Disabled Ski Program. He was also a member of the Our Little Haven Development Advisory Council.

    Kita Quinn
    Kita Quinn Phone: 308-0807 • e-mail: quinn.kita@wgmail.org
    Elected in 2018. Term expires in 2021

    Kita Quinn is a broadcast engineer for a local television station. She holds a bachelor’s degree in film and video from Georgia State University. She has three daughters in district schools and one graduate. She participates in several equity groups within the district, serves as a Girls on the Run coach and on the Parent Teacher Organization board for Givens Elementary School.


    Arnold Stricker
    Arnold Stricker Phone: 920-0163 • e-mail: stricker.arnold@wgmail.org
    Elected in 2016. Term expires in 2019

    Arnold Stricker spent 31 years in public education before retiring in 2011. He began as a general music/instrumental classroom teacher and rose to the position of deputy superintendent for the Fox C-6 District. He has two children, both of whom graduated from Webster Groves High School. Currently, he works as a consultant for a roofing manufacturer. As a community volunteer, he serves on the Webster Groves Health and Environmental Committee and The College School Facilities Committee. He has also served as a member of the Council for the Improvement of Teacher Education and an adjunct instructor at Missouri Baptist University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

    Building Liaisons
    Each board member acts as a liaison for a group of buildings in the district.

    Avery
    David Addison
    Christine Keller

    Bristol
    Jo Doll

    Clark
    David Addison
    Amy Clendennen

    Givens
    Kita Quinn

    Edgar Road
    Christine Keller
    David Addison

    Hixson
    Kita Quinn
    Arnold Stricker

    Hudson
    Steven Loher

    Steger
    Amy Clendennen
    Kita Quinn

    WGHS
    Kita Quinn
    Jo Doll
    Christine Keller

    Walter Ambrose Family Center
    Arnold Stricker
    Steven Loher

    Board Roles and Responsibilities
    The roles and responsibilities of the School Board are to
    • Hire and evaluate the superintendent
    • Approve the district budget
    • Establish goals and evaluate outcomes
    • Adopt and evaluate policies
    • Delegate administrative responsibilities
    • Communicate with the community
    The board can take action only by a majority vote at a legally called meeting. Agendas for meetings can be found on the district website webster.k12.mo.us Click on “School Board” at the top of the page. You can also obtain an agenda by calling 314-961-1233.

    Eligibility
    To be eligible for election, a School Board candidate must be a citizen of the United States, a resident taxpayer in the district, a resident of the state for one year preceding election and at least 24 years old.

    Elections for the board are held the first Tuesday in April each year. The next election is April 2, 2019. Candidate filing opens at 8 a.m. Dec. 11 at the central office at 400 E. Lockwood Ave. and continues through 5 p.m. Jan. 15, 2019.

    Complaint Procedure
    When matters of concern arise, citizens are encouraged to take up such issues with the appropriate district staff members, such as the teacher, principal or other administrator. Should the matter remain unresolved, citizens can direct their concerns to the superintendent, who will respond regarding any decision made or action taken. Matters still unsettled can be brought to the Board of Education in writing by the superintendent or individual requesting board action. The board will respond to matters brought to its attention under its policy. The board policy manual is available online at webster.k12.mo.us as well as at the district office, 400 E. Lockwood Ave. This procedure pertains to all district programs, including those that are federally funded.