Environment

Rich environments elicit children’s interests and talents, and help to deepen their engagement in practice and thought.

Board of Trustees

Experience

Our Board of Trustees possesses a wide range of expertise and shares a deep commitment to The St. Michael School of Clayton and its mission. These dedicated volunteers work alongside the Faculty, Staff and Administration to support our present needs and future endeavors.

The Board’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leadership and Financial Governance
  • Strategic Planning

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Michelle Insco
Scott Intagliata
Kelly O’Malley
Jennifer Cunnane
Jean Koller
Dr. Jeremy Williams
Kimberly Shapiro
Laura Chappell
Stephen Strum
The Reverend Andrew Archie
Tomea Mersmann
Patricia Onderdonk Pruett
Bryan Piskorowski

Michelle Insco

Michelle Insco serves as Program Officer for the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, where she is responsible for all U.S.-based giving programs. The primary focus areas for grants Ms. Insco leads are K-12 Education (with a high focus on math and science education) and critical needs in rural communities.

Prior to Monsanto, Ms. Insco served on the Executive Team of Divergence, Inc. where she spent ten years managing all business operations for this early-stage biotechnology company. Prior to her employment with Divergence, Ms. Insco worked for more than seven years with KPMG LLP in New York where she was, most recently, Project Manager for the Office of the Chairman of KPMG US and International.

Ms. Insco is a graduate of Northeast Missouri State University. She is an Allocations panel member for the United Way of Greater St. Louis and she serves as President of the Board of Trustees for The St. Michael School of Clayton.

Ms. Insco is happily married to Jeff Insco, President and Executive Creative Director for UPBrand Collaborative, and the couple resides in Kirkwood, Missouri with their two sons, Ryan and Andrew, both students at SMSOC.

Scott Intagliata

Scott Intagliata was born in St. Louis, attended Tulane University as an undergraduate and then attended graduate school at the University of Missouri — St. Louis, where he also served as a member of the faculty. He then enjoyed a career as a freelance writer, spent ten years running political campaigns, and for the past 15 years has been one of the owners of Unico, Inc., a manufacturing firm with sales throughout North America and over 25 countries internationally. Scott is married to Kathleen Dunne, and their two children (Rose, 10 years old and Joseph, 6 years old) both attend SMSOC. The family lives in the Central West End.

Kelly O’Malley

Kelly O’Malley is a principal of O’Malley Hansen Communications.  With more than 25 years in public relations, Kelly is a results-driven communications professional with experience in strategic planning, marketing communications, influencer outreach, social media and food/beverage communication.

Prior to launching OHC, Kelly was a senior vice president and partner at Fleishman Hillard/St. Louis and the North America co-lead for the Food & Agriculture practice group.  Before joining FH, she worked at Pfeiffer + Company and Ralston Purina’s in-house agency for a variety of internal.

Kelly is a St. Louis native and a graduate of the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Okla., where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in marketing.

Jennifer Cunnane

Jennifer Cunnane is a mother of triplets, two boys and a girl, who are students at SMSOC. She formerly worked as a project manager for a network engineering and a software development firm for 11 years. She has a B.S. in Marketing with a Minor in Finance and Economics. She has served on several boards including Salem United Methodist Preschool, St. Patrick Center’s Junior Development board and Off the Front Racing Multisport Team.

Jean Koller

Jean Koller is currently a stay at home mom to her 3 youngest of 4 children. Her family has been a part of the SMSOC community for 3 years now. Jean attended Fontbonne University from 2003 to 2006.

She worked as legal secretary 2 years at William M Mercer, and prior to that as Operations Coordinator for 5 years at Parsons Engineering Science.

Dr. Jeremy Williams

Dr. Jeremy Williams is currently the Disease Control Platform Lead in Chemistry Technology at Monsanto, where he leads a team working to discover safe and effective chemical and biological solutions to control nematode, fungal and viral diseases of plants.  He previously served as Research Lead with responsibilities for bioinformatics and chemical discovery at the Divergence Site, formed after Monsanto’s acquisition of a small agricultural biotechnology company, Divergence Inc, based in St Louis. Dr. Williams joined Divergence in 2000 to implement the Company’s bioinformatics and target gene discovery efforts. He oversaw the development of the Company’s genomics, functional target validation and chemistry strategies, and is a co-inventor of several patents and patent applications held by Divergence and its collaborators. Prior to joining Divergence, Dr. Williams was a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Biochemistry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.  He received a PhD in Molecular Biophysics from Washington University working for Dr. Kathleen Hall. At Washington University, Dr. Williams was a recipient of the Gerty T. Cori Sigma Chemical Company Fellowship.  He received his BA in Biochemistry and French from Swarthmore College.  He is married to Rachel Presti, MD, PhD, a member of the Infectious Disease faculty in the Department of Medicine at Washington University.  They have two children, Deryck and Isabelle, both at SMSOC.

Kimberly Shapiro

Kimberly Shapiro has been a St. Michael School board member since 2010.  She has served as Secretary, Vice President and Chair of the Events Committee.  She graduated from Webster Groves High School, University of Missouri-Columbia and Drake Law School.  Kimberly is a principal and managing partner at the law firm of Shapiro/Sauer, LLC in Clayton, Missouri.  She is married to Greg and is mother of Mark, a student at St. Michael School.  Kimberly enjoys tennis, golf and playing cello.

Laura Chappell

Laura Chappell is a graphic designer and holds a BFA from The School of Visual Arts, New York, though she mostly offers her time and efforts to volunteer for her favorite organizations, including The St Michael School. Currently, Laura also serves Magdalene St Louis as chair of communications and marketing, The Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion, University City, as communications and outreach coordinator and Sunday school teacher, and Crossroads College Prep as a parent ambassador. Laura is married and is raising three lovely children, including a current fourth grader and a recent graduate of The St Michael School.

Stephen Strum

Stephen Strum is a shareholder in the St. Louis law firm of Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and law degree from St. Louis University.  When not representing clients, he enjoys spending time with his wife Angela, and their children Jake and Rosie.  Both Jake and Rosie attend St. Michael School.

The Reverend Andrew Archie

Educated at Washington and Lee University and Virginia Theological Seminary, the Rev. Andrew Archie served for 15 years in Virginia before coming to the Church of St. Michael and St. George in Clayton, Missouri in 2000. Andrew Archie is the rector of the Church of St. Michael and St. George and as such serves as the senior clergy person on the staff. He is married and has three children, the youngest two having each graduated from the St. Michael’s School.

Tomea Mersmann

Lecturer in Law; Associate Dean, Strategic Initiatives; Director, D.C. Programs (School of Law), WUSTL

Tomea Mayer Mersmann is Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and a Lecturer in Law, helping to guide the law school’s overall strategic planning and working to expand the Congressional & Administrative Law Program, including the clinic, and other programs in Washington, D.C. She has played a key role in developing Washington University’s academic partnership with the Brookings Institution and creating the law school’s January Intersession and other specialized programming. Before assuming her current role, Associate Dean Mersmann headed the law school’s Career Services Office. She also has taught Legal Writing. After receiving her law degree, she practiced corporate and environmental law at the St. Louis firm of Thompson & Mitchell before joining the law school’s administration.

Patricia Onderdonk Pruett

Dr. Pruett has dedicated her career to helping students achieve their goals. Her academic preparation includes:

  • BA in French Literature, Bryn Mawr College
  • MA in Biology, Bryn Mawr College
  • PhD in Biochemistry, Bryn Mawr College
  • Certificate in Higher Education Management, Harvard Business School

Service Activities and Experiences:

  • The Agnes Irwin School – a day school, k-12
  • The Ethel Walker School – a boarding school, 8-12
  • The Haverford School – a day school – k-12
  • Two terms on the Vestry of the Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr
  • First woman to serve on a Board Committee for Employee Compensation at Smith, Kline

Beckman Served 22 years on a Foundation Committee for The Keasbey Scholars Program as an examiner and is still serving on the Board of Ralston Center, a pioneering advocate for the aging since 1817 in Philadelphia.

Bryan Piskorowski

Bryan has worked with Wells Fargo Advisors and predecessor firms for over 18 years. This includes Wells Fargo’s Investment Strategy Committee, the Investment Policy Committee, the Product Committee and also the Senior Leadership Board. Management roles include research, sales and marketing for Wachovia Securities and Prudential Securities.

A graduate of Colgate University, Bryan received his B.A. with an honors degree in history. He graduated from the Securities Industry Institute® at The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Bryan and Heather, his wife of 11 years, reside in Clayton with their two sons, Owen and Quinn. He is a member of United Way’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society and sits on the Annual Giving Committee for Colgate University.