Affton School District Superintendent Dr. Steve Brotherton was honored at the Affton Chamber of Commerce’s annual Gala on Saturday, Jan. 23. Named the 2015 Business Person of the Year, Dr. Brotherton received not only the Chamber’s award, but also proclamations from U.S. and state governments and Jan. 23, 2016 was named “Dr. Steven J. Brotherton Day” in St. Louis County.
This annual recognition is awarded to a successful business leader who has demonstrated ethical business practices, distinguished himself with his dedicated commitment and energetic leadership, and is active in the community. This person has given of his service to enhance the quality of business life in the Affton community, and should embody the best qualities of community leadership through the combination of business, civic, and community activities.
Dr. Brotherton serves as the Vice-President of the Affton Chamber of Commerce and is a member of their Economic Development Committee, as well as a member of the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA). He was selected to lead the St. Louis Area Curriculum Coordinators in 2009-2010, and served as President of the St. Louis Suburban Principal’s Association in 2003-2004. He was named the 2005 Distinguished Principal of the Year by that same association.
Beyond all of this, Dr. Brotherton is deeply invested in the Affton community, not only heading Affton School District, but he and his wife are Affton residents and his children are graduates of Affton High School. He has been instrumental in spearheading conversations around economic development in the Affton area, and was instrumental in helping the Affton Chamber of Commerce receive a $50,000 grant from the St. Louis County Port Authority earmarked for facade and building improvements along the Gravois Business Corridor in 2015.
Also recognized at the Chamber Gala was Mrs. Amy Rose, fifth-grade teacher at Gotsch Intermediate and the 2015-2016 Affton School District Teacher of the Year. Rose was honored as one of the Affton area’s Exceptional Educators for her hard work and dedication to her students.