Little Flower
Catholic Church and School

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School Board

The purpose of the Little Flower School Board is to advise and support the pastor and administration of the Little Flower Parish in making policy for the school and to serve as liaison between the pastor, administration and the Little Flower Catholic School community.  We rely on the community, you, the parents, students and staff to bring forward concerns, feedback (positive and negative), and suggestions in order for our school to continue to thrive.  Our School Board meetings are open to the community and are held every month on the third Monday of the month at 6:30pm (via Zoom during COVID).  Please feel free to e-mail us at [email protected] for information about meetings or if you have any questions, concerns, ideas.  School Board minutes can be found on SchoolSpeak under Announcements.
You too can be a School Board member!  Every year, 3 new School Board members are drawn by lot to serve a 3-year term.  In addition to supporting the school administration, in non-COVID times, the School Board hosts two annual social events - the Ice Cream Social and the Fall Festival.  
Gloria Openlander
Gloria has taught in public and Catholic schools for twelve years and has over 25 years of administrative and leadership experience.  Besides being a St. Ambrose parishioner, she is a mother of two adult children, and grandmother of three.
 Her favorite things to do are cooking for family, reading, walking, and vacationing in Italy!  She is very impressed in how dedicated the Little Flower community is to providing a successful program for the parish and school.
 She is honored and excited to serve the Little Flower Community, especially the children.  Being part of a parish family that believes in investing in the church’s youth through education is a journey full of blessings!  The opportunity to team with a dedicated pastor, parish, and school community to provide school families with excellent education programs for the present and the future is a responsibility that she accepts whole heartily.

Alyssa Duarte-Reinagel, President
 Alyssa (pronounced ah-LEE-sah) and her husband Lance have 3 children at Little Flower School.  Alyssa has been attending the Little Flower Church since 2001.  Father Herzog officiated Lance and Alyssa's wedding and baptized all 3 of their children at the Church.  Alyssa is an Engineering manager at Boeing and grew up in Michigan.  In her spare time, besides school functions / kid activities, Alyssa volunteers at various activities for Boeing in areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), the environment (recycling in particular), and diversity.  She looks forward to growing with Little Flower.
Shannon Prost 
 Shannon Prost has 2 children at Little Flower Catholic School.
Amy Shumate  
 Amy Shumate has 3 children that graduated from Little Flower Catholic School, the most recent in 2020.
Bridget Hormberg, Secretary
 Bridget is a parishioner and single-mother to Ava, a second grader at Little Flower School. Bridget and Ava became a part of the Little Flower community a little over 4 years ago. Upon moving into the neighborhood and joining the Little Flower community, Bridget was overwhelmed by the support and love from the parish and school, especially the parents of Ava’s friends. Bridget is the co-owner/co-founder of Blue Stars Therapy, a small therapy practice focused on serving young children and families affected by autism spectrum disorder. When not working, Bridget is helping coach Ava in soccer, walking her adorable dog, Tiger, around the neighborhood, cheering on the Missouri Tigers (alma-mater), and participating in all the fun functions Little Flower has to offer. Bridget is looking forward to serving Little Flower School as a member on school board
Lauren Milford 
 Lauren Milford has 2 children at Little Flower Catholic, Teddy in kindergarten and Lindley in PK3. She and her husband Tom joined the parish after feeling so welcomed by the Little Flower community when Teddy started PK3 at the school. Lauren is editor of, the digital hub for the #STLMade movement. When she's not working, she loves to read, work out and travel. Lauren is honored to serve on the school board. 

Dan Schibig, Vice President
  Dan Schibig and his wife Jean Flanagan have been parishioners at Little Flower since 1997. They have two children attending Little Flower School and one graduate of Little Flower. Their children are the 3rd generation of their family to attend the school. Dan has been the President of the Parish Council, member of the Strategic Steering committee and is an active member of the Men’s Club.
Michelle Basi
 Michelle and her husband Mark have been active members of the Little Flower parish since 2011 and currently have three children who attend the school.  Michelle is an attorney and shareholder at Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C., where she represents public school districts and private schools with respect to board governance, personnel, and student matters.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and supporting her kids in their various activities -- as well as spending time with the supportive and fun Little Flower community.
Sandra Crowe
 Sandra Crowe is a parishioner of Little Flower Catholic Church.  She is married to Keith and they have one grown son, Mason, he lives in Aurora, MO.  Sandra works for Cardinal Health and serves on STEM and Women Impact Network teams.  She has served 8 years on the school board, 2 years on parish council at her previous parish. 
Billy Dunaway
 Billy and his wife Rachel have three children at Little Flower Catholic School. They moved to St Louis in 2015 and were later given a warm welcome to the Little Flower community. Billy is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he teaches ethics, social and political philosophy, and philosophy of law. In his spare time he is an active member of the St Louis Hornets rugby club, serving as captain since the 2018-19 season. In the past he has also enjoyed coaching youth soccer for Summertown Stars AFC in Oxford (United Kingdom), and baseball in University City.