Dan Derby, Bridgeway Elementary fifth grade teacher and Pattonville's current Teacher of the Year, has been named by Emerson as a 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award honoree. He is one of 100 educators across the St. Louis metropolitan region recognized this year for demonstrating excellence in education and exceptional dedication to students.
The annual program recognizes St. Louis area instructors, selected by their schools’ administrators, for their accomplishments and dedication to their students and the teaching profession.
Filing for positions on the Pattonville Board of Education begins at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, and ends at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Persons interested in running for a position on the Pattonville school board may file at the Pattonville Learning Center, 11097 St. Charles Rock Road in St. Ann. Due to district limitations regarding visitors, filing will occur in the lobby of the Learning Center. Candidates will be placed on the ballot in order of filing. Two positions are available with three-year terms during the April 6, 2021, election. Board members whose terms are expiring are Amanda Lienau Purnell and Jeanne Schottmueller.