Three candidates file for Pattonville school board election on April 3
Three candidates file for Pattonville school board election on April 3
Friday, February 9, 2018
Three candidates have filed to be placed on the April 3 election ballot to fill two open seats on Pattonville Board of Education. Information about the candidates, who are listed in order of filing, is shown below:

Jeanne Schottmueller (incumbent)
JeanneSchottmueller.jpgA 20-year resident of Pattonville, Schottmueller works as a paraprofessional for the Special School District. She earned her degree from Lindenwood University. Schottmueller is a resident of St. Louis County, a Pattonville graduate and the mother of two 2012 Pattonville High School graduates.
Volunteerism/Experience
President of PTO at Drummond Elementary and PTA at Holman Middle School; also served on the School Improvement Teams at Drummond, Holman and Pattonville High School; vice president of the Football Boosters; service on many district committees; and president of the Pattonville Board of Education.
Statement of Purpose
“I believe in the vision and goals of the school district and will continue to hold the district accountable for results. It is important to me to make sure our children are receiving everything possible to become contributing citizens not only in our community, but the world around us.”

Toby Meyer
TobyM.jpgA 36-year resident of Pattonville, Meyer is a teacher at Highland Elementary School in the Riverview Gardens School District. He earned an associate’s degree from the St. Louis Community College-Meramec and a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He is a Maryland Heights resident and the father of a son in the early childhood program at Rose Acres Elementary School.
Volunteerism/Experience
“I’m a Pattonville alumnus of the Class of 1999. I have worked in the district as a custodian for 13 years at Rose Acres. I’ve been a resident for 36 years. I am a parent of an EC student at Rose Acres. I teach second grade math in Riverview Gardens.”
Statement of Purpose
“As a parent, a resident of 36 years, a 1999 alumnus, custodian of Rose Acres and an educator in RGSD, I understand the importance of academically educating and socially cultivating our youth. Green and white in my veins, I seek to be involved in the decisions to achieve those goals.”

Dr. Amanda Purnell
Amanda Purnell 1.jpgAn 8-year resident of Pattonville, Purnell is employed as an innovation specialist at VA St. Louis Healthcare System. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton (Ohio) and a doctorate from The Ohio State University. She a St. Louis County resident and the mother of two children who attend Willow Brook Elementary School.
Volunteerism/Experience
“I have learned so much about education from the fantastic teachers, aides, special educators and support staff that have worked with our family since my daughter, Maya, began preschool. In my work, I have experience with leading work groups and helping plan for large organizational change.”
Statement of Purpose
“I am running for school board because I want to serve a community that serves my family. I am passionate about the promise of Pattonville, one of the most diverse districts in the area, to be a leader for equity, inclusion and excellence for all students.”