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  • Gateway STEM High School

    GatewaySTEM Ext        5101 McRee
           St. Louis, MO 63110
           Office: 314.776.3300
           FAX: 314.244.1779
           Principal: Dr. Amy Phillips
           Hours: 7:10 - 2:07
           Grades: 9-12

           Click HERE for a map


Principal's Corner

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    Growing up, I admired my family’s love for education.  My grandmother was a school cook and my mother was a special education teacher.  In fact, when I wasn’t attending school myself or participating in school related activities, I was in my mother’s classroom working independently with children who had special needs.  I began as a volunteer tutor as I completed my high school course work and earned what would amount to an associate’s degree in child development through dual credit courses at the local junior college. 

    I then attended Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, where I was a member of the cross-country and track teams. I completed my student teaching at Highland High School in Highland, Illinois and graduated in the winter of 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication Education and a minor in English. 

    In 1998, I accepted a job with the Ritenour School District as a teacher in their alternative school.  I worked with 4-12th grade students who were struggling in the traditional school setting. 

    In 1999, I was given an opportunity to run a YMCA facility in the city, and so I left the alternative school to work with children and adults of all ages to build not just their minds, but their body and spirit as well. 

    In 2000, I left the YMCA to accept my first “real” teaching job, teaching Speech, English and Theatre for the Bayless School District in St. Louis, Missouri.  Part of my assignment there included directing 2 plays a year, cheerleading coach, senior class sponsor, drama club sponsor, pep club sponsor, professional development district secretary, curriculum writing, Renaissance sponsor, hospitality committee chair, and a conglamorance of other duties that are inherently assigned to young teachers. 

    In the meantime, I completed my master’s degree in educational administration through Southwest Baptist University. 

    In 2002, the Bayless School District created an athletic director position for me that would compliment my experiences in college athletics, the YMCA and educating kids.  I completed those responsibilities part time and continued to teach part time.  I also found time to teach as part of the adjunct faculty at Sanford Brown College. 

    The following year, I accepted an administrative position with the Hillsboro School District in Hillsboro, Missouri where I spent three years serving as a Building Principal, Assistant Principal, and Activities Director for the District.

    While there, I completed my Specialist Degree in Superintendency with Southwest Baptist University and finished all of the coursework needed to complete my doctoral degree in Educational Leadership through UMSL.

    In 2006, I accepted a position in the St Louis Public School District as Principal at the Williams Ninth Grade Academy. I spent two years there creating a world renowned ninth grade program until the district closed the facility due to lack of funding.

    In 2008, I moved into a central office position working as an assistant to the superintendent in the capacity of director of recruitment and student placement.  This provided me with an extensive background in the magnet school programs and their benefit to the SLPS.

    In 2009, I was given a very challenging yet rewarding opportunity to turn around a struggling magnet school.  At Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, I had the distinct pleasure of utilizing the arts to help motivate and cultivate the minds of hundreds of young people to achieve academic greatness as well as inherent creative talent.  CVPA graduated numerous talents who went on to find artistic success while we also became the 25th best High School in the state.

    While there, I also oversaw 5 other schools as a support principal and somehow still found the time to start another doctoral program with Missouri Baptist and earned my terminal degree in 2011.

    In 2015, I was asked to take another Central Office position as a Network Superintendent overseeing the middle and high schools. I was charged with the mission-critical task of setting and meeting academic standards, developing instructional resources and creating best-in-class educational offerings that address the needs of the district’s students.

    I have been honored to be selected as the recipient of the Peabody Leaders in Education Award, the Teach for America Principal of the Year Award and the Pettus Principal Award during my time with the St. Louis Public Schools. I hold an MS and Ed. S in Education Administration from Southwest Baptist University and Ed .D in Education Leadership from Missouri Baptist University.

    Outside of my work with SLPS, I enjoy serving as an adjunct professor for Lindenwood University’s Educational Administration Program and spending time with my 3 children: Ryder, age 5; Beckem and Bentley, (twins) age 3.

    As you can see, the past twenty-one years have provided me with a wealth of experience in education.  None of which, however, could completely prepare me for the challenges ahead.  Education is a very fluid profession and as the needs of children change, so will I as an educator and leader. I look forward to working with the students and parents at Gateway STEM.

Mission and Vision

  • Our Mission: Science, technology, engineering, and math: Embracing diversity and inspiring critical thinking through innovative career and college pathways.

    Our Vision: Empowering diverse career and college ready innovators to evolve with the world. Learners today. Leaders tomorrow!




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  • Greetings,

    Are your juniors and seniors looking for something to do during spring break? Do they like the outdoors? If so, they may be interested in the MO Botanical Gardens Paid Spring Break Project. Please find details below and attached to share with students. There are still spots available!

    Application form HERE!!!


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  • Congrats to the AFJROTC Drill Team.  This past Saturday they competed in the SLPS Greater Metro Drill Meet and they placed:
    1st in Inspection 
    1st in Armed Regulation 
    1st in Unarmed Exhibition
    2d in Unarmed Regulation
    3rd in Color Guard
    1st Overall Team Commander is C/Lt Col Connie Davis
    If you want the names of the other commanders:
    Inspection C/MSgt Yanely Mendoza
    Unarmed Exhibition C/MSgt Ah'Mirah Spencer
    Armed Regulation C/CMSgt Evelin Huaroco
    Color Guard C/MSgt Perla Guardian
    Unarmed Regulation Team A C/Col Daniel Parker
    Unarmed Regulation Team B C/SSgt Ethan Henning
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    Tuesday, March 10th from 2:15-5:45

    Wednesday, March 11th From 2:15-5:15

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    Yearbooks on sale Monday 2/24- Friday 3/13

    They're only $25

    Cash in the school store 

    or credit online HERE!

    (search bar: Gateway STEM)


    Every buyer will be entered into a drawing for a QT gift card. We'll choose a winner from each class in two weeks!

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  • Gateway Football players King Taylor signed a letter of intent today to further his football career at Missouri Baptist University.

    King Taylor

    He is receiving a football scholarship worth $20,000 and $10,000 more in aid and grants to attend Missouri Baptist.

    Congratulations Mr. Taylor!

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    The Robotics Team is working our new game for 2020, Infinite Recharge.  It was released worldwide last Saturday, the 4th.    If you have a couple of minutes, here is a link to the game animation,

    2020 FIRST Robotics Competition INFINITE RECHARGE Game Animation

    Game includes shooting 7 inch balls (fuel) through low or high goals, rotating a 3 foot color wheel, and then for the end-game, hang with two alliance partners from a coat hanger like bar (generator switch).

     We’re focusing on these robot tasks: 

    ·         retrieve fuel off the floor,

    ·         score high goals

    ·         rotate the color wheel and be able to sense its four colors

    ·         reach up and grab the end-game bar and be able to adjust position while hanging to level the bar

    ·         maneuver with four new AndyMark swerve drive units


    We’re meeting every day after school and once or twice on weekends.  Stop by the ground floor between the elevators and take a look.  We have team members from Metro and McKinley as well as Gateway.  You can see most of the team in the attached photo during our Sunday lunch break.


    A major change in FIRST Robotics this year is the elimination of the six week stop build date.  Now we can work right up to competitions.  We’re registered for the St. Louis Regional at Chaifetz Arena right before Spring Break but on waiting lists for either Knoxville TN or Little Rock AR other weeks.  We hope to know soon.


    Gateway STEM High School FIRST Robotics Team 931 Perpetual Chaos

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  • “During the first quarter, the sophomores in my classes started a social justice unit focused on the damage that gun violence causes in St. Louis through a variety of social justice oriented texts.  As a culminating project for the unit, they wrote powerful political action letters that harnessed their experiences and knowledge of texts to solve problems in their communities to their congressional representative, Lacy Clay.  Congressman Lacy Clay responded to Brianna, Caleb, Jemeare, Keela, Kinnaudy, and Neah with the attached letter.  In January, Lacy Clay is scheduled to visit our school to have a conversations with Gateway writers!”


     Jason McCoy

    Wm. Lacy Clay's Letter to the Students

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