• Steven Brotherton (George Washington Carver Elementary Academy). For close to ten years, Steven Brotherton served as the Superintendent of Affton School District. Now, he works tirelessly as an instructional coach for Arch Community School in the Hyde Park neighborhood and as an executive coach with CPN schools in SLPS. 

    Deb Holmes (Vashon High School). After fifteen years of serving as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for Kirkwood School Districts, Deb partnered with the Institute for School Partnership to oversee the development and implementation of the STEM Teacher Quality Initiative. In addition to this work, Deb supports school leaders across the region as an executive coach. 

    Ty McNichols (Woodward Elementary School & Roosevelt High School). Ty has a rich background in working in a variety of school districts serving diverse populations. He has served as the Assistant Superintendent of Learning in Hazelwood, Principal in Kirkwood and Assistant Principal in Clayton. Ty also has experience as an Adjunct Professor at UMSL and University of West Georgia. Currently, he is an Instructional Specialist for the Institute for School Partnership, serving teachers in SLPS. 

    Leon Sharpe (Shenandoah Elementary School & Laclede Junior Career Academy). Leon is the founder and principal of The Praxis Group. He has incredible experience in Human and Organizational Development with a demonstrated history of success. Leon specializes in designing and delivering innovative workforce education, leadership training, and performance improvement programs tailored to the strategic needs of clients in a diverse range of industries. 

    Kelly Tyson (Mullanphy-Botanical Garden Elementary School). In typical Kelly fashion, if you go to her Linked in page, her “about section” doesn’t boast all of her successes or work highlights. Instead, it is a description of her vision for school leaders and schools. This is how Kelly has led schools throughout our region. Whether as a principal at City Academy, building a STEAM school before STEAM was even a concept, or her work as a principal at LEARN or Head of School at Chicago Jesuit, Kelly builds programs that are truly people focused and guided by what is best for students.