MRH Board Members
To send written correspondence to a Board of Education member, send it to that member's attention to: MRH School District, 7539 Manchester Road, Maplewood, MO 63143. General comments may be emailed to the Board at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
President (term expires April 2022)
Brandi Herndon-Miller is a lifelong resident of the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District. She is a family and criminal law attorney with offices in Clayton. She graduated from Mary Institute/ Country Day School and also attended Xavier University, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she obtained her law degree. Herndon-Miller has two daughters attending MRH and has long been active in district affairs.
Director (term expires April 2023)
Katie Kaufmann joined the Board of Education in April 2014. She is currently a Senior Strategist with the Missouri Foundation for Health. Katie began her career as a middle school math teacher and department chair at Lift for Life Academy in the City of St. Louis. She has fifteen years of experience in nonprofit leadership and management with expertise and passion for developing the talent of others and leveraging the expertise of diverse constituents. Katie and her husband have been residents of Richmond Heights since 2006 and are the parents of one current and one future MRH student.
Secretary (term expires April 2023)
Maria Langston began her first term on the Board of Education in April 2008 with years of experience working on behalf of the MRH School District. She served as president of the Early Childhood Center PTO for three years and has served as a parent representative on the Teaching and Learning Council, the Academic Calendar Committee, and in the Comprehensive School Improvement Program planning process. She and her husband, Mark, are the parents of two MRH students. Together, they were named the district's "Family of the Year" in 2007. Maria is the Assistant Vice President and Community Development Officer, St. Louis Community Credit Union.
Treasurer (term expires April 2024)
A Richmond Heights resident since 2001, Rachel and her partner, Paul Swier, are raising two children in the MRH School District. She has an undergraduate degree from Boston University, a Master of Arts in Social Work from Washington University, and a 2-year post-graduate certification in mental health therapy. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 15 years, including running her own business, she is currently an Office Manager at a small local business. With 22 years of volunteer experience across a variety of areas, including domestic violence awareness, Girl Scouts, youth sports, and cancer fundraising, Rachel continues to serve her community through district and volunteer opportunities.
Vice President (term expires April 2024)
314-669-5240Amber Withycombe is the Director of Donor Communications and Recognition at Washington University in St. Louis. She previously held senior fundraising, marketing, and management roles in arts administration and higher education and has worked for public university systems in California, Nevada, Iowa, Virginia, and Missouri. She serves on the City of Maplewood’s planning and zoning commission and as a volunteer for MapleGOOD, and she co-led an MRH Girl Scout troop. Amber and her partner, Joshua Kryah, have lived in the district since 2013 with their two children, Eavan and Ansel.
Director (term expires April 2023)
The MRH Board of Education on April 7, 2022 appointed Tiffany Tazmin-Ewing to serve as a director to fill the remaining term of a previous Board member. Tazmin-Ewing, of Richmond Heights, is an actuary who holds a staff vice president position with Centene Corporation. She holds a BA from Grinnell College and an MS in mathematics from the University of Oregon. She is the parent of two MRH students.
Director (term expires April 2025)
Linda Robinson is a 48-year resident of the MRH School District. She graduated from MRH High School in 1987. She is the director of the Save Our Sisters initiative at the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis. She previously served as director of recruitment for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri. She holds numerous degrees in business administration, communications, public relations, human resources and non-profit leadership. Ms. Robinson has a daughter who graduated from MRH in 2009 and another daughter who is still attending.