Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Next Superintendent to be announced at regularly-scheduled meeting Monday.
Patch.com has learned that the Ladue School Board will interview the final three candidates for the next superintendent tonight, Thursday and Friday in closed-door sessions at 7:30 p.m. The new superintendent will be announced to the public Monday, February 25 at 7 p.m. The field has been narrowed to: The new hire wil replace Dr. Marsha Chappelow who retired after 40 years of education, and left for Kansas City in early November. The school board agreed to pay Dr. Chappelow her salary until June 30, 2013. She agreed to be available for consulting, but those duties are no longer needed.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Next superintendent expected to be presented at school board meeting Feb. 25
The Ladue School Board has narrowed the field of candidates for the position of Superintendent of the district to three: This field includes a superintendent from an in-state district (Dr. Czerwonka from West Plains); a candidate from an Illinois district (Dr. Lamberson from Riverside) and a candidate already working in the district (Dr. Jahnke, who has worked for Ladue for 22 years). Here's a brief profile of the final three candidates: Dr. Fred Czerwonka, West Plains Dr. Czerwonka has 13 years in adminstration and 21 years in education overall. He is in his 10th year with the West Plains district, fifth as chief executive officer. West Plains, a community of 12,000 is located due south of Rolla, MO. Born in Houston, TX, he holds a …
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
In the second of two parts, Marsha Chappelow, superintendent for the Ladue School District, talks about reduction in class sizes and the district's ranking.
This is second part of the interview with Marsha Chappelow. Wednesday, she addressed the new early childhood education center, working with new teachers and maintaining the new budget. Here, she addresses a number of new subjects. Patch: What are the plans to reduce the size of number of students in each classroom? Marsha Chappelow: Our class sizes this year are larger than people want to see. We’re about two over in each classroom, and especially in elementary, that’s not what parents want. Parents have expectations of smaller classrooms for their children. In the science area, you have to have equipment for your students, so we are limited in what we can do there. Patch: Could the high school be revamped to more of a collegiate …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
In the first of a two-part series, Marsha Chappelow addresses issues ranging from the new Early Childhood Education Center to technology in the classroom.
When Ladue-Frontenac Patch was launched in early November, the inaugural edition had a lengthy interview with Marsha Chappelow. A lot has occurred since that session. Dr. Chappelow gives Patch an exclusive update of the status of the district with the opening of the 2011-12 school year. Patch: August marks a new cycle of education, new school year with a lot of new students coming on board. How optimistic are you about the new school year? Marsha Chappelow: I’m excited. I just returned from the new (Ladue Early Childhood Center) LEEC, and that can build excitement right there. Anytime you see an updated educational facility that's going to let teachers do an even better job of teaching just because the environment works with them, that's…