New Assistant Principal Named at Mesnier

Deidra Brinker Named Assistant Principal at Mesnier
Posted on 06/06/2018
Deidra Brinker Named Assistant Principal at MesnierOn Tues., June 5, the Affton School District Board of Education approved the hiring of Deidra Brinker as Assistant Principal for Mesnier Primary School for the 2018-2019 school year.

“We are excited for Deidra to join the Mesnier team as assistant principal. She has a strong understanding of the academic and social-emotional needs of our primary students,” said Tina Been, principal at Mesnier Primary. “I am confident that her focus on building strong relationships and commitment to student learning will have a positive impact on our school, students, and staff.”

Brinker has served as a kindergarten, first-grade, and Title I reading teacher for the Sullivan School District since 2010, and as a preschool paraprofessional for two years prior. In addition to her classroom experience, Brinker has served as a leader for the district including as an administrative intern, Sullivan Primary Environment Leadership Team chair, and Principal’s Task Force member. She earned a bachelor of science in early childhood and elementary education at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo., as well as a master of elementary administration from Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Mo. 

"I am so excited to join the Mesnier Primary family in Affton. The primary school environment is such an inspiring place to be, and I look forward to providing positive beginning experiences that will encourage high expectations for academic success,” said Brinker. “I am committed to ensuring Affton's mission and vision are carried out to promote well-rounded citizenship while fostering positive communication between others, and am most excited about building new relationships with students, families, and staff, to ensure a positive, safe, and engaging learning environment.”

Deidra and her husband, Eric, live in Bourbon, Mo., and have two children, Audrey, 4, and Henry, 1.

Brinker will begin serving as assistant principal at Mesnier Primary School on July 1. 
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