Our Leadership Team

Superintendent: Meghan Hill

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Teaching first, third and fourth grades at The French School, Dr. Hill has been a member of the SLLIS family since 2011. She spent one year as the PYP Coordinator for The Spanish School, and she served as a SLLIS principal from 2016 to 2018 before stepping into her role as SLLIS Executive Director in June 2018.

A former corps member of Teach for America, Dr. Hill is a dedicated educator with a passion for literacy. Dr. Hill holds a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership, a Master’s degree in French from Washington University in St. Louis, and she is a certified teacher in the areas of elementary education, Spanish, and French. Dr. Hill completed her Masters in Educational Leadership at Saint Louis University and her administrator certificate in the spring of 2016 and completed her doctorate at Saint Louis University in the spring of 2020.

Talent Director: Linda Hayes Holliday


Linda Hayes Holliday is a results-oriented problem solver with 18 years of successful human resource management and administrative experience. Ms. Holliday is energized by challenge and her passion is supporting school administrative teams and employees through fast-moving change and growth.

Prior to coming to SLLIS, Ms. Holliday provided consultative services and mentored new leaders in several metropolitan area school districts after retiring from Webster Groves School District where she held the title Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources. Other professional experience include serving as special education director, area coordinator, and special education teacher.

Ms. Holliday holds a Special Education Master of Arts degree from The University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western College for Women.

Ms. Holliday’s advocacy for children and families in need was recognized by Epworth Children’s Center which awarded her the Community Partner Award. She is also a board member for the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (NCADA).

Principal: Sharifa Blackwell

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Sharifa Blackwell has been dedicated to the field of education for more than fifteen years, working with students from diverse backgrounds in grades K-12. She taught Spanish, ESL, served as a Bilingual Coordinator & Instructional Coach at a Dual Language School, and served as an Assistant Principal at a high performing charter school in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ms. Blackwell's most recent administrative experience was in Decatur, Illinois where she served as Assistant Principal of the STEAM Academy at Stephen Decatur Middle School.

Assistant Principal: Michael Wheeler

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Michael Wheeler has worked in education for seven-years in both England and the United States. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Roehampton in London, and a Master’s Degree in School Leadership and Administration from Missouri State University. Mr. Wheeler will also be starting his doctorate at Maryville University this coming Fall.

Instructional and Curriculum Coach: Hannah Stout

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Hannah Stout loves to learn. She has an undergraduate degree in French, and master's degrees in Elementary Education and Educational Leadership. Ms. Stout is currently a doctoral student in Educational Leadership. She is passionate about educational equity and is excited to put her love of language to use as well.

Operations Director: Sherrell Hendrix

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Sherrell Hendrix has a passion for educational equity. She originally began her career in higher education working in residence life, student assessment, and institutional research. She transitioned to K-12 education the summer of 2016 when she began working as an Operations Analyst for a Tennessee charter school. Prior to SLLIS, Sherrell worked as an Operations Manager for another St. Louis charter school.

Sherrell has earned a Bachelor's of Art in Sociology from The University of Virginia, a Master's in Educational Leadership from Old Dominion University, and is currently completing her doctorate in Educational Leadership at Old Dominion University.

Enrollment and Assessment Manager: Jennifer Ting

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Jennifer Ting comes from Taiwan and sees St. Louis as her second home. In 2016, she joined SLLIS as an intern and found her interests in serving K-12 students and also cultivated her passion for bringing second languages to American Education. Jennifer started her role as SLLIS Enrollment Specialist in 2018. In July 2020, she stepped into her new role as Enrollment and Assessment Manager.

Jennifer has earned a Bachelor's of Art in Humanities and Education from Chung Yuan Christian University, and is currently working on her dual master's in Educational Leadership and MBA at Saint Louis University.