School Staff

Diane Carney Physical Education Teacher dianecarney@slcas.org Mrs. Carney completed her degree in Health Education with a PE Minor/Coaching Emphasis from Illinois State University. She has been a physical education teacher at Salem for over 20 years, where she also coaches volleyball, basketball, and track. She 
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Dawn Praechter Speech Therapist dawnpraechter@slcas.org Mrs. Praechter received her Bachelor’s degree and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Fontbonne University. She has worked in speech therapy for over 35 years and has helped countless students improve their communication skills.She conducts school-wide screenings to identify 
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Annette Morrow Resource Teacher annettemorrow@slcas.org Mrs. Morrow was previously a special education teacher for SSD in the Affton, Rockwood, Webster Groves, and Hancock school districts. She has helped countless students overcome learning challenges and succeed in the classroom. Mrs. Morrow is highly experienced in working 
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Haley Klauser School Counselor haleyklauser@slcas.org Ms. Klauser graduated with a Masters in Counseling in 2018 and is a Licenced Professional Counselor.  What she loves the most about being a counselor is forming unique relationships with each of her students and their caregivers. She loves getting 
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Deaconess Ruth McDonnell Religion and Music Teacher ruthmcdonnell@slcas.org Deaconess McDonnell has a Bachelor’s degree in music education from James Madison University in Virginia, where she was born and raised. She earned both her master’s and a doctorate in theology from Concordia Seminary. She and her 
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Mrs. Wiegand, a Lutheran South alumna, attended Valparaiso University where she earned her education degree in Middle School Math and Science Education. She has been teaching for ten years. Mrs. Wiegand has served previously at two other Lutheran Schools in the St. Louis and currently 
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Mr. Reynolds received a Bachelor of Music Education from Concordia University Chicago in May, 2022. Now in his second year of teaching, he really enjoys working with beginning band students and is passionate about teaching music at all levels.
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