Phone: 636-443-4963


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Cherie Jo Corley


Mrs. Corley worked for the school district several years prior to coming to Lewis & Clark in 2002.  She has been the director’s secretary since 2006.  Mrs. Corley manages a busy front office and stays on top of all the happenings at school.  Her position involves a number of different duties and responsibilities.  These include: organizing and reserving buses and substitute teachers, managing payroll and timesheets, handling donations, including car title transfers, and running the school’s “nurse’s room” even though she is not a nurse!  Mrs. Corley has two children and three grandchildren whom she adores.  Her number one pastime is spending time with her family.  She also enjoys reading, knitting, crocheting, and sewing.

“I work with some of the most caring, incredible instructors, administrators and support staff. I love watching the pride our students wear as they begin mastering their curriculum, talents, and leadership qualities. I also love seeing the friendships blossom from the 16 different St. Charles County high schools represented here at Lewis & Clark Career Center!”


Phone: 636-443-4961


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Karen Hollander

Mrs. Hollander joined Lewis & Clark as the finance secretary during the 2016-17 school year.  She monitors and tracks the myriad of financial transactions (including tuition billing and payment, grants, supplies, and capital equipment purchases)  that come through the career center.  She is married and has two children.  Mrs. Hollander enjoys traveling, gardening and yard work as well as spending time with her family.

Since joining Lewis & Clark, I have acquired a whole new appreciation for career and technical education. It is neat to see graduates come back to share their success stories!”

Phone: 636-443-4960


Degrees and Certifications:

Melissa Rechtien


Melissa Rechtien began her duties as Attendance Secretary in the Covid-crazy fall of 2020, after spending several years working in the education department at the Saint Louis Zoo.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading and playing board games with her family as well as cheering on the Cardinals and Blues.  She is married with three children.


“I am completely blown away by the enthusiasm of the students, faculty and staff at Lewis & Clark. It's very impressive to see such a high level of responsibility on the part of the students.”