Mr. Joshua Kean

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Mr. Joshua Kean

Office: President

Current Term: April 2018 - April 2021

Mr. Joshua Kean was elected to the Board of Education in April of 2015. Joshua works in the Financial Advisor Planning and Development department in the home office of Edwards Jones. He has a BA in Business Administration from Truman State University.

His wife Kathi, also a Truman State graduate, works as a substitute teacher at Monroe Elementary in the district. They have lived in St. Charles since 1998 and have two daughters who both attend schools in the district.

Before being elected to serve on the school board, Joshua has been an active parent in the district serving on the 2013 CSIP Committee, 2013-2015 Calendar Committee, and the District Realignment Committee when Blackhurst Elementary was reopened. He is also a regular volunteer for Junior Achievement.

Dr. Donna Towers

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Dr. Donna Towers

Office: Vice President

Current Term: 2019 - 2022

Dr. Donna Towers was elected to the Board in 2004. She is a retired teacher and administrator from the City of St. Charles School District. Dr. Towers is currently an assistant professor in the graduate education division of Lindenwood University.

She and her husband, Tom, their son, Chad, and daughter, Samantha, are all graduates of SCHS. Her husband is a personnel manager for St. Charles County and both children are educators.

Dr. Marita Malone

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Dr. Marita Malone

Office: Treasurer

Current Term: 2019 - 2022


Dr. Marita Malone is a retired FBI Special Agent and former assistant professor and chair of the Criminal Justice and Security Management Program at Saint Louis University.

She had also taught and coached at the high school level in Saint Charles. Currently she is a volunteer money manager for seniors, an adjunct instructor at Saint Louis University, a member of the St. Charles County University of Missouri Extension Council, and a contract investigator.

Her Ph.D. is in Public Administration, and her Master's is in Business Administration. Marita's husband Michael is retired from IBM. Marita has three adult step-children, all who went through the public school system.

Mrs. Leslie Knight

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Mrs. Leslie Knight

Office: Secretary

Current Term: 2017 - 2020

Leslie Knight was elected to the school board April 2017. She is currently a Public Information Officer with the St. Charles County Prosecutor's Office. Leslie graduated from St. Charles High School in 1990 and went on to receive her Bachelor's in Social Work and a M.S. in Human Resources Management.

Leslie and her husband, Josh, have two children, Emma and Eli who are part of the district. Josh is an attorney and also graduated from SCHS.

Mrs. Lori Gibson

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Mrs. Lori Gibson

Office: Board Member

Current Term: 2017-2020

Lori Gibson was elected to the school board in April of 2008. She is a freelance actress and an avid volunteer in the community, working with such groups as Habitat for Humanity and the St. Charles School District. She also works part-time for the State of Illinois, training officers in crisis intervention.

Lori has lived in St. Charles for thirty-two years with her husband Rick, a flavor chemist for Firmenich Inc. Their daughter, Courtney, is a 2003 graduate of Saint Charles High.

Mr. Mike Thorne

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Mr. Mike Thorne

Office: Board member

Current Term: 2017-2020

Mr. Thorne previously served as a City of St. Charles School Board Member from 2001 until 2013. He is a graduate of St. Charles High School and holds a B.S. Degree in Education and a Masters in Sports Science Management.

He retired from the City of St. Charles School District as a teacher and coach in 2005. Mr. Thorne's wife, Gayle, is also a retired teacher from the district. His adult sons and families live in the district. He has four grandchildren that attend the City of St. Charles School District.