Kirkwood Special School District

August 2021 Edition

Dear Families,

It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the Special School District Director for the Kirkwood School District. I am honored to have been selected to lead and work in a community with such rich tradition and high educational standards for all students. I am excited to bring my twenty years of experience in education working with students, teachers, and parents and am even more excited to start my seventh year with SSD, in Kirkwood. I work hard to ensure that I am aware of current trends in education and to continue to build my professional library of resources so that I am able to support the wide variety of needs of all students.

Outside of my career, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, walking my dog, and reading. My husband and I have one child and an overweight lab rescue, Josey. Our daughter, Delaney, just finished Kindergarten and keeps us busy driving her to soccer, piano, and gymnastics. As a family we enjoy spending time together traveling, hiking, and visiting my in-laws at their lake house.

As a parent I understand that transitioning to someone new and establishing new relationships can be scary and overwhelming at times. My goal is to make this transition as smooth as possible so that our students continue to grow. I have been meeting with teachers, administrators, and service providers getting to know about the students I have been entrusted to assist on their educational journey. Throughout the years, I will have the pleasure to get to know you and your child better, but I want to take this time to let you know that I am available to answer your questions or address your concerns as they arise.

My hope is that during our journey together you will find that I love working with administration, teachers, parents, and students to ensure that students have individualized plans that support their growth and development so that they can become independent, lifelong learners. I look forward to meeting and speaking with you in the months ahead.

My Best,

Dr. Taneal Davis

Meet your SSD Kirkwood Special Education Coordinators

Meet your new SSD Kirkwood Instructional Coach

Hello Kirkwood Community!

My name is Shelly Everson, and I am thrilled to join the district as the new instructional coach. The 2021-22 school year will mark my 21st year in education. I began my career as a paraprofessional, then as an ABA team member in the Clayton School District. For the past 17 years I taught at Rockwood South Middle as a resource and self-contained teacher.

Not only am I an educator, but also a wife and mother. My husband is also in education, and we recently celebrated our 21st anniversary. We have a son entering his freshman year of high school, so during the school year we are a busy family between sports, marching band and toting a teen around.

Human skills are among my greatest strengths and consistent with the desire to help others or serve as an arbitrator. I believe in empowering the talents of all team members and value the principle of doing what is right and treating others in a caring way.

I cannot wait to meet everyone and excited to grow and glow together!

Upcoming Events

SSD Board of Education Meetings:

8.10.21 Board of Education Work Study Session 5:45 PM

8.24.21 Board of Education Business Meeting 5:45 PM

Please visit the SSD Board of Education for more information.

Kirkwood School District Board of Education Meetings:

8.16.21 Board of Education Work Study Session 5:00 PM

8.30.21 Board of Education Meeting 7:00 PM

Please visit the Kirkwood Board of Education for more information.

8.24.21 First Day of School for K-12 students

9.6.21 No School-Labor Day

9.7.21 No School for Students-Staff PD Day

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.

Contact Us

Special School District of St. Louis County

12110 Clayton Road

Town & Country, MO 63131

Phone: 314‐989‐8100

Taneal Davis-Director of Special Education-Robinson

Colleen Card-Special Education Coordinator-KHS

Bridget Duke-Special Education Coordinator- North Glendale, Tillman, Nipher

Emily Meuth-Special Education Coordinator-Keysor, Westchester, NKMS