Three sworn into office on Pattonville school board

Three newly elected board members are sworn in by board presidentThree school district residents were sworn into office to serve on the Pattonville Board of Education. During the April 2 election, incumbent Jeanne Schottmueller and Jan Schweiss were elected to serve a three-year term and Rená Simmons was elected to fill a two-year position to complete the term of Dr. Amanda Lienau, who resigned from the board in October 2023. All three were sworn into office on April 9 by board president Mary Kay Campbell. 

The school board also voted on officers and annual appointments to various organizations. The officers are as follows: Campbell, president; Schottmueller, vice president; Dr. Dan Wentz, secretary; and Lisa Kickbusch, treasurer. 

Campbell was also appointed to the Pattonville Education Foundation. Kickbusch was appointed as a delegate to the Missouri School Boards Association, with Schweiss appointed as alternate. Campbell was appointed as the board member to represent Pattonville on the Governing Council of the Special School District (SSD), with Schottmueller as alternate. Also serving on the board is director Dr. Brian Gray.

Student representative waves to audience during board meetingIn addition, Pattonville High School Rylie Faasen joined the meeting as Pattonville’s first student representative on the board. ​​The student representative will serve in an advisory, non-voting capacity to represent the interests of students in the district. Find out more.