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Ritenour Announces New Coordinator of Athletics and Activities; Interim Director of Child Nutrition Services

The Ritenour School District is pleased to announce personnel changes for the 2019-2020 school year. Both appointments are effective July 1.

Coordinator of Athletics and Activities at Ritenour High School

Lee Laskowski Lee Laskowski has been named coordinator of athletics and activities at Ritenour High School.

Laskowski comes to Ritenour High School after serving 12 years as an assistant athletic director at Clayton High School. He also has coached baseball at the college and high school levels. His career in education began as a middle school math teacher in St. Louis Public Schools.

While earning a bachelor’s at University of Missouri-Columbia, he was a four-year starter for the Tigers baseball team and earned accolades for his athletics and academics, including being named to the Freshman All-American Team, First Team All-Conference (Big XII), Commissioners Honor Roll (Big XII) and National Deans List. He also earned a master’s in athletic educational administration from William Woods University.

“Mr. Laskowski has a proven record of helping students and the community understand the positive impact that activities and athletics have on students and their experience in high school,” said Superintendent Dr. Chris Kilbride. “His leadership is centered on building relationships with students, families and the community, and working with staff to ensure that extracurricular activities are helping students achieve success.”

Laskowski joins the Huskies athletics and activities office upon the retirement of Jerry Nolen.

Interim Director of Child Nutrition Services

Deana Hill Deana Hill has been named interim director of child nutrition services.

Hill has been the food service supervisor for Ritenour’s child nutrition services for the last 15 years. Prior to Ritenour, she had been a food service administrator for Lutheran Senior Services, the Clayton and Francis Howell school districts and at several St. Louis area hospitals.

“Ms. Hill has a wealth of knowledge of Ritenour’s child nutrition services and has created longtime positive relationships with her department’s staff,” said Kilbride. “Her passion for our students, coupled with her leadership skills, will keep our child nutrition services a strong asset in our district until a permanent director is identified.”

Hill replaces Patty Poretti, who is retiring June 30.