Missouri Career Education

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Family Consumer Sciences and Human Services Staff

Leone Herring

Director

(573) 751-7964

leone.herring@dese.mo.gov

  • Human Services Cluster Leader
  • Leadership and Management of Section
  • Planning, Organizing and Implementing Statewide Program Activities
  • Teacher Education
  • Program of Study Development
  • Workshop on Wheels
  • Technical Skills Assessment

Gayla Westergaard

Supervisor, State FCCLA Advisor

(573) 522-6543

gayla.westergaard@dese.mo.gov

  • Education and Training Cluster Leader
  • Missouri FCCLA
  • Alumni and Associates Foundation
  • Curriculum Development

Merilee Thoenen

Supervisor

(573) 751-6878

merilee.thoenen@dese.mo.gov

  • Finance Cluster Co-Leader
  • Mentoring Program
  • LifeSmarts
  • CDA Grants
  • Coalition Jump$tart

Leone Herring

Supervisor

(573) 751-7965

leone.herring@dese.mo.gov

  • Hospitality Cluster Leader
  • MoEFACS and Summer Inservice Conference
  • ProStart Programs
  • Curriculum Development
  • Missouri ACTE/MoEFACS Liaison

Jenifer Block

Administrative Assistant

Telephone: (573) 751-7964

Fax: (573) 526-4261

jenifer.block@dese.mo.gov

  • Family Consumer Sciences and Human Services Support
  • FCCLA Assistant
  • MoEFACS Conference Assistant
  • Website Changes

 General Staff Responsibilities:

 Approve and Monitor Grants

 Assist with FCCLA Activities

 Monitor Career Education Programs

 MSIP Reviews

 Implementing Perkins Reauthorization and Career Clusters

 Professional Development

 Program Approval

 Provide Technical Assistance