Meet our Leadership Team!

Superintendent: Dr. Meghan Hill

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Dr. Hill has been a member of the SLLIS team since 2011. She taught multiple grades in The French School, then served as a SLLIS principal from 2016 to 2018 before stepping into her role as SLLIS Superintendent in June 2018.

A Teach for America alum, Dr. Hill is a dedicated educator with a passion for serving the families of St. Louis City. Dr. Hill holds a Doctorate and Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership from Saint Louis University and a Master’s degree in French from Washington University in St. Louis. She is a certified teacher in the areas of elementary education, Spanish, and French and holds a Principal and Superintendent license for the state of Missouri.

Talent Director: Dr. Anthony Graham

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Dr. Graham brings over a decade of experience in education, spanning diverse regions such as Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Southern Illinois, and rural Alaska. His teaching background extends every grade from Pre-K to sixth grade, and he has held roles as an Assistant Principal (K-8), Principal (ECC-8), and Central Office Administrator across multiple departments. Additionally, he has contributed to learning support centers, developing and implementing behavior and academic interventions for learners of all ages, from toddlers to adults.

Dr. Graham pursued a distinctive educational journey. He holds an A.A.S. in Agriculture Business and Agriculture Production and Management from Rend Lake College, a B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in Sociology from Southern Illinois University, an M.A. in Teaching specializing in Elementary Education from Oakland University, and an M.A. in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Michigan, where he also earned his Principal Certification. Furthermore, he obtained an Ed.D. in Educational Practice with a central focus on Global Education and Leadership from the University of Missouri - St. Louis.

Dr. Graham also serves as the Title IX Coordinator.

Special Programs Director: Dr. Lisa Tariq

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Dr. Tariq was born and raised in New York and has worked within the field of Education for over eleven years. Dr. Tariq's teaching positions as a Special Education and Bilingual Teacher have afforded her invaluable experience working with children of varying educational and cultural backgrounds. To extend her role as an educator, she pursued Administration with the commitment of guiding the talents and energies of teachers, staff, students, and parents towards achieving educational successes. Dr. Tariq has served as an Assistant Principal at the Elementary and Middle School levels, a Pupil Personnel Supervisor (K-12), a Principal of an Early Childhood Center and Director of Special Programs. 

Dr. Tariq holds a dual undergraduate degree in Childhood Education/Students with Disabilities (1-6), a dual Master of Science degree in Early Childhood Education/Students with Disabilities (B-2), and an Advanced Certificate in Bilingual Education (K-12). Dr. Tariq holds New York State and Missouri Certifications as both a Building and District Leader and obtained her Ed.D in Leadership in Innovation and Continuous Improvement from Concordia University of Wisconsin.

Dr. Tariq is dedicated to promoting a safe learning environment and a positive school culture that is student-focused. She has a strong commitment to the development and implementation of quality educational programs that emphasize an accelerated learning environment and support the needs of all students in reaching their academic potential. 

Operations Director: Gloria Howell

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Gloria Howell is an accomplished result-driven leader in education who works with schools and educational organizations to increase operational efficiency. After spending nearly a decade working in operations and finance for large charter school networks, Ms. Howell knows what truly drives schools. It is her core belief that all children can have a successful educational experience.

During her career, Ms. Howell has served as an Enrollment Director, Regional Operations Manager, Operations Manager, and classroom teacher advocating for equity and access for all students. Ms. Howell earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and MBA from Lindenwood University and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Webster University.

Principal: James Robinson III

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James Robinson III began his educational journey in 2008, working with high school scholars as a Spanish Teacher in the St. Louis Public School District. As his career progressed, he has had the privilege of serving as a Spanish Teacher, Assistant Principal, and Building Principal in various districts throughout the St. Louis region. Mr. Robinson received a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing with a Minor in Spanish from Eastern Illinois University, a Master's Degree in Education, and a Specialist Degree in School Leadership from Lindenwood University. He is a certified Spanish Teacher and; holds a principal license for the State of Missouri. Teacher voice, student performance, and the unification of the school community are vital to him. He is a case manager who advocates for understanding that mental health is the foundation of all success for students and staff. Mr. Robinson relates to holistic teachings, restorative justice practices, and project-based learning in and out of the classroom. Work-life balance is essential to him, so when he is away from school, he can be found at the gym exercising, hanging out with friends and family, traveling, or simply enjoying the outdoors. Stay safe, stay connected, and Go SLLIS!

Assistant Principal: Dr. Raul Munoz-Rodrigo

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Dr. Munoz is a bilingual educator who has been a SLLIS member since 2013. He had the privilege to teach first, second, fifth, sixth grade, and middle school for The Spanish Program throughout these years, achieving SLLIS Students’ Academic Growth Award in the school year 2016-2017 among others. In addition, he has had the chance to serve as a Liaison of the Spanish Program and as an active member of various school committees focused on students' academic achievement and school culture.

Dr. Raul Munoz Rodrigo started his career in Spain as a third-grade lead teacher after he acquired his B.S. in Elementary Education and M.A. in Education in the city of Madrid. However, his internship experience at SLLIS in 2011 changed his core values and decided to center all of his efforts on promoting a positive change in all students that are part of SLLIS. With this in mind, to achieve the goal of providing equity, bilingual, and transformational education to the students of SLLIS, Dr. Munoz obtained his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Saint Louis University in 2022. 

Assistant Principal: Dr. Pei McCrary

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Dr. Pei McCrary comes to SLLIS from Nerinx Hall High School where she created Mandarin program, taught more than 10 years, managed International Student Exchange Program, and served as a student government leadership supervisor. She is a 2020 graduate of St. Louis University, with a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. She is committed to challenging students to achieve their very best and to providing outstanding educational opportunities and a culture of academic excellence for students. She is looking forward to positively navigating our students’ journeys and being part of a community that empowers everyone to embrace their differences.

Interim Assistant Principal: Ndeye Coumba Gueye

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Mme. Coumba’s teaching journey started at a very young age. Her passion in motivating her students and witnessing them achieve their goals piqued her commitment in advocating for them and children in general. After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree, she was granted a scholarship to Mount Holyoke College, where she completed her French teaching internship. Mme. Coumba has been a member of SLLIS for nearly a decade, and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. She is thrilled to continue the work and extend her knowledge in the field of education.

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. 

Director Development: Peggy Michelson

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Meet Peggy, an enthusiastic, results-driven manager and motivator with a proven track record of business development, fundraising and marketing success in not-for-profit and for-profit businesses. She is optimistic, dedicated, passionate and loyal. 

She forges bonds between various sectors of the community and knows where to go to “get things done." Peggy’s success stems from her proven history of delivering results that build confidence and trust. She is focused on building collaborative partnerships and finding value for all parties. Years of networking have given her an intangible knack for putting the right people, corporations and foundations together to gather support for the project at hand.  Peggy started as a French Major and graduated with an undergraduate  degree from Washington University in Elementary Education and Sociology. Peggy is passionate about motivating and inspiring young people to be the best they can be and to always see a bright "light" ahead on their personal journey.