Board Members

2018-19 Affton Board of Education

Pictured from left: Michael McNeil, Michelle Burford, Kenny Edgar, Sue Casaleggi, Patricia Zahn,  Tom Bellavia, and Jordan Levinson



Patricia Zahn, President
Term Expires: April 2020

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.

Susan CasaleggiVice President
Term Expires: April 2020

Sue is in her third term on the Affton Board of Education and has been a resident of Affton for 37 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 Business Person of the year for 2010.  Susan is currently serving as Vice President after serving as Treasurer. She is also on the Safety, Finance, and Athletic Committees of the School Board. 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.

Michael McNeilTreasurer
Term Expires: April 2019

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.

Thomas BellaviaDirector
Term Expires: April 2020

Tom is serving his fourth term on the Affton Board of Education. He has served as  President, Vice President, and Treasurer. 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.

Michelle Burford, Director
Term Expires: April 2021

Michelle Burford is serving her first elected term on the Affton Board of Education, after being appointed to fulfill a Board vacancy. 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 Women's Ministry for The Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens.

Kenny Edgar, Director
Term Expires: April 2021

Kenny Edgar is serving his first term on the Affton Board of Education and has been an Affton Resident for 45 years. In addition to serving on the Board, Kenny serves as a Venturing Crew Advisor and has previously served as both a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader. He is a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Kenny and his wife, Jennifer, have two sons, Kenny (AHS Class of 2017) and Alex, who currently attends Affton High School.

Jordan Levinson, Director
Term Expires: April 2019

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.

Claire Przygoda, Secretary
Phone: 314-633-5905
Fax: 314-631-2548

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