Kirkwood Special School District

July 2022 Edition

Family Leadership Institute hosted by PEDA

The highly successful SSD Parent Leadership Institute that has had more than 280 participants since 2007 is once again being offered under a new name of Family Leadership Institute (FLI).

The Institute will be Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:30pm at SSD Central Office: October 12, 19, 26 and November 2.

If you are a parent or family member who makes the educational decisions for a child with a disability, investing the time to attend these four Wednesday evening sessions will provide:

VISION: for the future of your child.

KNOWLEDGE: to help effectively participate in your child's education.

LEADERSHIP SKILLS: to improve the educational climate for all children.

ACCESS: to new resources, friends, and experts to help you on your journey.

Apply today

Extended School Year

Extended School Year, for students who qualified through their IEP, ended on June 30th. Thank you to the hosting schools, North Glendale Elementary and North Kirkwood Middle School, for welcoming us. Thank you staff and students for a successful 2022 ESY experience.

Welcome New Staff!

Allison Laxton-Teacher-Nipher

Chandra Heinlein-OT-KHS and Robinson

Jennifer Blanks-Para-KHS

Jennifer O'Connell-SLP-Keysor

JoAnn Woodworth-SLP-Robinson

Katie Sharp-Teacher-Nipher

Lindsay Amen-School Pysch-KHS

Meg Swihart-Teacher-Nipher

Melinda Barry-Para-Keysor

Sara Herrera (Dodson)-SLP-KHS

Sarah Giger-School Psych-NKMS and Westchester

Therese Stain-Teacher-Tillman


Let's Talk

Let’s Talk is an open invitation from Special School District (SSD) to tell us what’s on your mind.​Let’s Talk is an easy way to submit feedback at your convenience directly to the SSD staff member who can help.

Helpful Links

Upcoming Events

SSD Board of Education Meetings:

July 12, 2022 Board Work Study Session 5:45 PM

July 12, 2022 Board of Education Meeting 7:00 PM

Please visit the SSD Board of Education for more information.

Kirkwood School District Board of Education Meetings:

July 25, 2022 Board Meeting 7:00 PM

Please visit the Kirkwood Board of Education for more information.

July 4-District Closed

Contact Us

Special School District of St. Louis County

12110 Clayton Road

Town & Country, MO 63131

Phone: 314‐989‐8100


Taneal Davis

Colleen Card

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