Jeffery Spiegel, Ed.S.
Jeffrey Spiegel graduated from West High in 1973. He has a bachelor's degree in education: secondary mathematics and a master's degree in education: secondary counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He did doctoral work at St. Louis University and completed a degree in school administration at Southern Illinois University Ð Edwardsville in 1996. He received his superintendent's certification from Lindenwood University in 2003. He currently lives in the St. Louis area.
Jeff is the superintendent of schools in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. He began in the position on July 1, 2004. Jeff most previously served as area executive director: secondary education for the school district, which he has served in various capacities since 1976.
As area executive director, Jeff's responsibilities included supervision of the grades 7-12 instructional program consisting of three high schools, three middle schools, the alternative education program and special education. He has also previously served the district as executive director of student support services, administrator of the Student Support Center, dean of students at McCluer North High School and as a mathematics teacher at the alternative program for at-risk youth. In his teaching position he pioneered a program that focuses on helping marginal students.
Honors Jeff has received include the Certificate of Appreciation from the National Peer Helping Association and the Distinguished Service Award from the Ferguson-Florissant School District. He was named a fellow by the Educational Policy Fellowship Program and was awarded the Certificate of Merit by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Earlier in his career Jeff also received the Award of Merit for his work on the school district's interracial advisory committee and was named outstanding teacher by the district.
Jeff is a member of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the National School Boards Association.