Board Members

Bellavia, Thomas

Thomas Bellavia, President
Term Expires: April 2017
tbellavia@afftonschools.net

Tom is serving his third term on the Affton Board of Education, and currently serves as President. He has served as treasurer, Chair of the Building and Budget Committee, as well as on the Curriculum and Personnel committees. Prior to serving on the Board, Tom was President and past Vice President of the Affton PTO and also participated in various school and district committees. He has served on the Affton Education Foundation, and has been an active member of the community with heavy involvement in youth sports having coached in the Affton Hockey League as well as several CYC sports. Tom is a Senior Vice President with BMO Harris Bank and his wife, Kathy, is an Instructional Assistant at Mesnier Primary School. Their sons, Chris, Dan, and Jeremy have graduated from Affton High School.

Knox, LarryLarry Knox, Vice-President
Term Expires: April 2018
lknox@afftonschools.net
314-276-4089

Larry Knox was first elected to the Affton Board of Education in April 2009. He and his wife, Pam, moved to Affton in January 1980 with their sons, Dan (4th grade at that time) and Tim (1st grade), both of whom attended Affton schools and  graduated from Affton High School. Larry has been employed by Zep Chemical Company for 28 years. Larry and Pam were named the Affton Chamber of Commerce Citizens of the Year for 2012.

Casaleggi, SusanSusan Casaleggi, Treasurer
Term Expires: April 2017
scasaleggi@afftonschools.net
314-351-3588

Sue is in her second term on the Affton Board of Education and has been a resident of Affton for 35 years. She has earned Advanced and Master Board Member Status as a Missouri Certified Board Member with the Missouri School Board Association. She and her husband, Mark, have 2 girls who graduated from Affton High School. She is a past president of the Affton Chamber of Commerce and was named Affton Businessperson of the year for 2010.  Susan is currently serving as treasurer, and has served on the Curriculum and Building and Budget Committees of the School Board, as well as the district Calendar Committee and Project Lead the Way at the High School. She has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Engineering Management. Susan and Mark own ABC Animal & Insect Innovations, LLC, a pest and animal control company.

Beck, Douglas

Douglas Beck, Director
Term Expires: April 2018
dbeck@afftonschools.net

Douglas Beck is in his third term on the board. He has earned Advanced Board Member Status as a Missouri Certified Board Member with the Missouri School Board Association. Doug has served as president, vice-president and been a member of the School Improvement Committee, Personnel Committee, Early Childhood Committee and the Collective Bargaining Team.  His involvement in the district is not limited to board meetings, he also participates in parent organization meetings, open house events and many student activities from sporting events to school plays. He and his wife, Marilyn, raised two children, Kara and Corey, who both attended the Affton School District.

Jordan Levinson, Director
Term Expires: April 2019
jlevinson@afftonschools.net

McNeil, MichaelMichael McNeil, Director
Term Expires: April 2019
mmcneil@afftonschools.net
314-229-8223

Michael McNeil is in his third term on the Affton Board of Education. He has served as president, as well as on the Personnel and Curriculum Committees while on the Board, and has earned Advanced and Master Board Member Status as a Missouri Certified Board Member with the Missouri School Board Association. He also serves on the Board for EducationPlus (formerly Cooperating School Districts). In addition to board duties, Michael has served the Affton community as a basketball coach, BSA Scoutmaster, and administrator of the Affton Basketball League. He has also donated time, materials, and training to the district in his vocational field of technology engineering and design. Michael owns an online business, Reality Engineering, and serves as a partner for Oasis Digital. He and his wife, Lynn, have three children recently graduated from Affton High School, and are very glad to be a part of the Affton community.

Zahn, PatriciaPatricia Zahn, Director
Term Expires: April 2017
pzahn@afftonschools.net

Patricia has been a member of the Affton Board of Education since July of 2011. She and her husband, Martin, are longtime residents of Affton.  Patricia has been involved in the Affton School District for almost two decades volunteering in the classrooms and in parent involvement groups.  Patricia works at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) in Community Outreach & Engagement.  She holds a Masters degree in Public Policy Administration from UMSL with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management & Leadership, and an undergraduate degree in American Studies from St. Louis University.

Linda McCaskie, Secretary
lmccaskie@afftonschools.net
Phone: 314-633-5905
Fax: 314-631-2548