Board Members

Bellavia, Thomas

Thomas Bellavia, President
Term Expires: April 2020
tbellavia@afftonschools.net

Tom is serving his fourth 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 the Treasury Operations Manager for St. Louis County and his wife, Kathy, is an Instructional Assistant at Mesnier Primary School. Their sons, Chris, Dan, and Jeremy have graduated from Affton High School.

Zahn, PatriciaPatricia Zahn, Vice President
Term Expires: April 2020
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.

 

Casaleggi, SusanSusan Casaleggi, Treasurer
Term Expires: April 2020
scasaleggi@afftonschools.net
314-351-3588

Sue is in her third term on the Affton Board of Education and has been a resident of Affton for 36 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, and is currently serving as Missouri State Representative of the 92nd District. 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.

Michelle Burford, Director
Term Expires: April 2018

mburford@afftonschools.net

Michelle Burford is serving her first term on the Affton Board of Education. Michelle and her husband, Chris, have two sons, JT and Daxton, who attend Affton Schools. In addition to serving on the Board, Michelle has served as co-chair of the Citizens Advisory Council and the All IN For Affton campaign committee, and is an active volunteer in her sons’ classrooms and extracurricular activities. She serves as the Coordinator of Connections for The Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens.

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

Jordan Levinson is in his first term on the Affton Board of Education. He is a Missouri Certified Board Member with the Missouri School Board Association. In addition to serving on the Board, Jordan has served as Treasurer for the All IN For Affton campaign committee for the district. He has been a member of the Affton Fire Protection District since 2005, and serves on their Long-Term Planning Committee. Jordan and his wife, Anna, have three kids attending Affton Schools and are proud to be #afftonstrong.

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

Michael McNeil is in his fourth term on the Affton Board of Education. He has served as President and Vice President, as well as on the Personnel and Curriculum Committees, while on the Board. He has earned Advanced and Master Board Member Status as a Missouri Certified Board Member with the Missouri School Board Association. He also sits on the Board for EducationPlus (formerly Cooperating School Districts) and has served as Vice Chair for that organization. In addition to board duties, Michael has served 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 is the Managing Partner at Oasis Digital Solutions, Inc., an enterprise software development company, and Expium, which provides training and consultation in business processes, project management, and Atlassian products. He and his wife, Lynn, have three grown children, all Affton Alumni, and are very grateful to be a part of the Affton community.

 

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