The Veterans’ Education and Training Section is the State Approving Agency (SAA) for Missouri and is located in Jefferson City with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Missouri SAA is responsible for approving GI Bill programs in Missouri for veterans and other eligible individuals.
The approval process is on-going and involves regular monitoring of the programs. Missouri has over 20,000 eligible people enrolled in programs. The programs are found in approximately 1,000 schools and training establishments and businesses. The VA pays over $40,000,000 annually in education and training benefits in Missouri. The Section assists VA in conducting mandatory compliance visits to ensure benefits are paid properly and maintain approval of programs.
Veterans: To determine eligibility for VA benefits, call toll free (888) 442-4551.
Veterans Education and Training Staff
Jefferson City Office - 1-877-530-2765
|Vacant, Assistant Director||573-751-1250|
|Loretta Fennewald, Program Specialist||573-751-2571|
Kansas City Office
(This office is relocating 3/31/2017, please email staff or call 573-751-2571 for assistance.)
|Sharon Sawyer, Supervisor|
|Vacant, Support Staff|
|Leo Blakley, Approval Developer|
St. Louis Office
|John Hose, Education Specialist||314-416-2129|
|Michele Mueller, Director||314-416-2125|
|Suzanne Adam, Secretary II||314-416-2124|
|Rachael Summary, Supervisor||314-416-2128|
|Robert Hummel, Approval Developer|
Troops to Teachers
877-530-2765 - [email protected]
|Turner Shipman, Supervisor|