State Board of Education Appoints New Member to Normandy Joint Executive Governing Board


Anthony W. Neal was named the newest member of the Normandy Schools Collaborative’s Joint Executive Governing Board on Tuesday, replacing outgoing member Richard Ryffel following his five years of service. 

A resident of the district, Neal currently serves as the President/CEO and senior partner of St. Louis-based Educational Equity Consultants (EEC). He has been an active member of multiple organizations and community boards in the St. Louis area. 

“Anthony is a great addition to the Joint Executive Governing Board,” said Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Margie Vandeven. “His years of experience with the St. Louis community will benefit Normandy students and faculty as they continue to make great strides towards full accreditation.” 

Neal also works as an adjunct professor at Webster (Mo.) University and earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Morehouse (Ga.) College. He also holds a master’s degree in minority mental health from Washington (Mo.) University and co-authored the book, Becoming a Social Justice Leader: Using Head, Heart and Hands to Dismantle Oppression

His service with the Normandy Schools Collaborative begins on July 1.