Dr. Danielle S. Tormala serves as the District’s 19th superintendent. She previously served as the associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction at the City of St. Charles School District, where she worked since 2006 and served as second-in-command since 2008. This is her 20th year in school district administration.
During her 24 years in public education, she has served students in both large and medium-sized school systems. She prides herself on making informed decisions that are student-centered, focused on student achievement, data-driven, considerate of all points of view, and fiscally responsible through strategic, transparent, and visionary planning.
Prior to her role as associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction, she held various administrative roles, including the assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction at the City of St. Charles Schools, the assessment specialist at Francis Howell School District, and also served as the early childhood director at the City of St. Charles Schools for eight years in addition to her associate superintendent duties. She has also taught as an adjunct professor at Maryville University and Lindenwood University and was an elementary teacher at the Hazelwood School District.
She holds Doctor of Education and Educational Specialist degrees in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, has a Master of Arts in educational leadership from Maryville University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education in the College of Public Service from St. Louis University. She also holds a superintendent certification, principal certificate (K-8), and elementary teacher certificate (K-8) from the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education.
Dr. Tormala is a board member of the St. Charles County Boys and Girls Club, sits on the STEMSTL executive board, and is a member of Care to Learn-St. Charles Chapter, Greater St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee, SSM St. Joseph and LSL Board of Advisors, Economic Development Council of St. Charles County Partners for Progress Education Committee, and the St. Charles Crime Stoppers. She is the City of St. Charles School District Foundation administrative liaison and previously served as president of the St. Charles City-County Library Foundation.
Dr. Tormala is married to Nathan Tormala who works for St. Charles County Government. They are longtime residents of St. Charles County. They have two elementary-aged daughters. Dr. Tormala enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, boating, and interior decorating including home renovation projects.
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