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September Weddings, Babies & Kudos


Congratulations to Melissa Golub, a Youth in Need therapist at Ritenour Middle School and Ritenour High School, who got married this summer.

Melissa Golub Wedding


Rolanda Dodds-Piggs, office professional at the Administrative Center, welcomed an extra dose of sunshine on Solar Eclipse Day, Aug. 21, when her fourth grandchild arrived. Vega Demetrius Cooper, son of 2010 RHS graduate Reauna Dodds and Jeremy Cooper, weighed in at 8 lbs. 5 oz. and was 20 inches long. Big sister Journey Cooper, 5, is a kindergartner at Wyland Elementary.

Baby Vega     Journey and Vega

Megan Harrison, eighth-grade math teacher at Hoech Middle School, and husband Ryan Harrison, celebrated the birth Peyton Elizabeth on Aug. 27. Peyton made her debut at 7 lbs. 7oz. and was 21 inches long.

Harrison Baby


Rolanda Dodds-Piggs, office professional at the Administrative Center, is proud to share that her daughter, RHS senior Carlyse Piggs, is this year’s captain of the Huskies cheer team.


Robin Kern, student services specialist at the Administrative Center, is proud to share that her daughter, Melissa Kern (RHS Class of 2011), has been accepted into the Combined Clinical and Counseling Ph.D. program at the University of South Alabama with a full-tuition scholarship.

Congratulations to Robyn McCaleb, office professional at Husky Academy, who celebrated the marriage of her son, Prince Jamaal McCaleb to Ebony (Sykes) McCaleb on Aug. 19 at Nature Lodge in Florissant. To add extra delight to the occasion, the couple had a gender reveal in the wedding cake. Robyn is excited to share that after becoming a grandmother to six grandsons, the stork is finally delivering a granddaughter in December.

Ebony and Jamaal

Joelle McIntosh, Ritenour High School business teacher, is among 75 educators from across the country who have been selected to participate in the Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellowship. More than 450 educators applied for the 75 spots in the program, which is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. As part of the year-long program, she will participate in a 10-week online professional development course, attend a global education symposium in Washington, D.C. and attend a two- to three-week international field experience. She then will share lessons based on her experience in her classroom next fall.

Congratulations to Dr. Jeremy Spoor, physical education teacher at Marvin Elementary, who finished his doctorate of education from University of Missouri-St. Louis in May. His research focus was school climate, and the title of his dissertation was, “White and African American Elementary Aged Student Perspectives of School Climate and the Relationship to Academic Achievement.”

Just for Fun

First Day of Fourth Grade
Iveland Elementary fourth-grade teachers
Lindsay Schmidt and Lauren Smith show off their first-day smiles.