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Dr. Westbrook named new ECC director

The City of St. Charles School District is excited to announce that Dr. Ann Westbrook has been selected to serve as director of early childhood education, effective July 1, 2022. The District’s Board of Education approved the selection at its December 9, 2021 meeting.

Dr. Westbrook currently serves as the director of early childhood at the Mehlville School District, a role she has occupied since 2012. Prior to her current role, Dr. Westbrook served as a kindergarten teacher at Oakville Elementary School from 2003-2012.

“St. Charles is such an amazing community and rich in history,” Dr. Westbrook said. “The City of St. Charles School District early childhood program is absolutely phenomenal. I’m so fortunate to be in this position and to be helping St. Charles families through the young years of their childrens’ lives.”

Dr. Westbrook holds four degrees: a Doctorate of Educational Administration from Lindenwood University, an Educational Specialist in Educational Administration from Lindenwood University,  a Master of Arts in Elementary Educational Administration from Southeast Missouri State University and a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.

“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Westbrook to the St. Charles School District family,” said Dr. Jason Sefrit, superintendent of schools. “She has an amazing track record in early childhood education and we’re certain she will be a great leader of our early childhood education program.”

Dr. Westbrook will be replacing Dr. Carrie Holt, who is retiring at the end of the 2021-2022 school year after serving the district faithfully for four years.