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Welcome Letter

MRH Acting Superintendent Roxanna Mechem

Welcome to the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District. Central to our mission is the statement that we will inspire and prepare students as leaders, scholars, stewards and citizens... the four “cornerstones” of our district.

At MRH, we value highly qualified teachers, personalized service, academic rigor, technology for 21st century learning, diversity, and outstanding facilities. Having these has been critical to our progress, but at the heart of our improvement is the strong ties MRH has with the community. Our partnership with both cities, its residents, and local businesses is a model for others.

Most of you know that I have been serving the MRH school community since 2011. As Assistant Superintendent, I held responsibilities for curriculum, instruction, assessment, intervention, professional development, hiring, and human resources. As such, I have an intimate knowledge of district operations. More importantly, I love MRH. I genuinely treasure our students, our schools and the wider community.

The strength of the school district is a direct result of the relationship with the MRH community.  The MRH story is one of hard work, against incredible odds, to build a world-class school district. I know that this community values its schools. It has shown its support over and over again. In my time here, I have worked beside parent leaders on bond issues, tax levies, curriculum projects, community building events, school improvement initiatives, and task forces. Collaborative voices have shaped the fabric of MRH and we are better for it.

Know that you and your children are ever on my mind. I encourage you to reach out to our staff. We are ready to assist with questions about technology, curriculum, social/emotional health and more. 

Roxanna Mechem, Acting Superintendent of Schools

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.