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.  School Board members are drawn by lot and serve a 3 year term.
 
Principal
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.
 
2018-2021 
Alyssa Duarte-Reinagel
 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, was married there by Father Herzog and all 3 children were baptized at the church.  She is a 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 this past year.
 
2019-2022
Melissa Cobb 
 Melissa Cobb has 2 children at Little Flower Catholic School.
 
Bridget Hormberg 
 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. 
 
Dan Schibig
  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.
 
2020-2023
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.
 
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.