Board of Education 2018-19
Alexander Kahn and incumbent Arnold Stricker, who had filed to run for the Board of Education this spring, will be sworn in as board members in April. Because two candidates filed for two open positions, there is no contest and by state law, no election. Incumbent Steven Loher did not run for re-election. The two candidates submitted the following biographical information.
Alexander (Alex) Kahn, brand manager at Nestle Purina PetCare Co. has an master’s degree in business administration (Olin Business School, Washington University) and a bachelor’s degree in business (University of Missouri-Columbia). In the past, he served four years on the junior board of Peter and Paul Community Services, a nonprofit organization that provides housing and supportive services to persons who are homeless. Alex currently serves on the Webster Groves School District’s Legislative Advocacy Committee.
He and his wife, Christine, have one son who will begin kindergarten at Edgar Road Elementary in the fall of ‘19. As the parent of a young child, Alex is driven to ensure Webster Groves School District is set up for long-term success. He is an advocate for the teachers, financial responsibility, and ensuring the district remains a top district in the state.
Alex is a product of public education in St. Louis and is eager to give back to the system that he believes in passionately.
Arnold Stricker, elected to the School Board in 2016, 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. Each week he co-hosts the radio show “In Tune” on KWRH-LP 92.9 FM.