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Board of Education

Ms. Jan Goodman

Ms. Jan Goodman, Board President

Jan Goodman was elected to the SSD Board of Education in 2006 and represents Subdistrict 6, which includes Clayton, Normandy, Ritenour and University City school districts. She is an active volunteer in the Clayton School District and her previous business experience includes serving as vice president of marketing for Ralston Purina.

Mr. John F. Koeper

Mr. John F. Koeper, Board Vice President

John Koeper has served on the SSD Board of Education since 2007. An electrical engineer by trade, Koeper worked for the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District for 29 years, including four as executive director. He represents Subdistrict 4, which includes Ferguson-Florissant, Pattonville and Riverview Gardens school districts.

Dr. Dan Cuneo

Dr. Dan Cuneo, Director

Dan Cuneo joined the SSD Board of Education in 2000. As the Subdistrict 2 representative, Cuneo serves the Affton, Bayless, Hancock Place and Mehlville school districts. Cuneo, who is a clinical psychologist, currently works as a court psychologist and psychological consultant and serves as an adjunct assistant professor at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Sheila Green-Samuels

Ms. Sheila Green-Samuels, Director

Sheila Green-Samuels was elected to the SSD Board of Education in 2017 and represents Subdistrict 1, which includes the Hazelwood and Jennings school districts. She previously worked as the district curriculum coordinator in the Riverview Gardens School District and previously worked as a math teacher at SSD’s North Technical High School. Her previous community service activities include participating in the St. Louis Public Schools Role Model Program and serving as a writer and board member with the Black Music Society of Missouri.
Ms. Peg Lestina

Ms. Peg Lestina, Director

Peg Lestina, who joined the SSD Board of Education in 2013, serves as the representative of Subdistrict 3, the Parkway School District. She previously served for six years on the SSD Board of Education and co-founded the Parkway Parent Advisory Council for Children with Disabilities. She served as president of the SSD Parent Advisory Council, was a member of the Citizens Advisory Council to the Parkway Board of Education and served on the advisory council for Caring Solutions. Lestina, who has spent many years working in the arts field, currently works as a publishing specialist for Graphic Connections Group.

Mr. Douglas Riggs

Mr. Douglas Riggs, Director

Douglas Riggs was elected to the SSD Board of Education in 2015 and represents Subdistrict 5, which covers the Brentwood, Kirkwood, Lindbergh, Maplewood-Richmond Heights, Valley Park and Webster Groves school districts. He was appointed in 2010 to the executive committee of the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council and serves as the chairperson of council’s Public Policy and Grassroots Advocacy Committee. Riggs has chaired the Kirkwood School District Parent Advisory Council since 2006, and served on several committees hosted by SSD on topics such as inclusion and transition.

Dr. Joan Zavitsky

Dr. Joan Zavitsky, Director

Joan Zavitsky was elected to the SSD Board of Education in 2017 and represents Subdistrict 7, which includes the Ladue and Rockwood school districts. She has worked as a teacher and in a variety of administrative roles in education, including as an assistant principal, director and associate superintendent with SSD prior to retiring in 2012.
Board of Education

The Board meets regularly on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

The Board's next scheduled meeting is:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
    7 p.m.
    Regular Business Meeting
    Board Room,
    SSD Central Office
    12110 Clayton Road
    Town & Country, MO 63131 

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Special School District of St. Louis County (SSD) is a leader in providing special education services to students with disabilities and also provides a wide range of career and technical education programs.
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