Five new administrative assistants were hired this year at WGHS. Although none of them went to Webster, they all have family connecting them to the district.
Family plays a big role in administrative assistant Gayna Winkelmann’s life. All four of her children are in/were in the WGSD, and her children are a big reason she took this job. Winkelmann said, “I love having the same schedule as my kids here in the district.”
At WGHS, Winkelmann is the administrative assistant for Dr. Shiree Yeggins-Campbell. She handles the substitute system and makes sure classes are covered with a substitute when a teacher is out. She also keeps track of parking passes for both staff and students.
Jill Peel also chose to work at WGHS because of her family. Both her husband and sister in law attended
Webster Groves High (and they both wrote for the ECHO!). She now lives in the district with her family.
About her new job and how she enjoys working at WGHS, Peel said “(I) Love it. Haven’t had a day that I didn’t look forward to coming back to work.”
Maureen Cashel is another staff member with family ties. Her father, Jim Muth, taught at WGHS while she was growing up, until 1999. Cashel’s husband also works at Webster as a social studies teacher and the Varsity men’s soccer coach.
She said at one point she, her aunt Mary Cherrick, her father and her husband were all working at WGHS at the same time. Both of Cashel’s children attended Webster.
Cashel has had several jobs at WGHS. She started off as a secretary for vice principal John Raimondo and worked there for five years until she decided to quit to spend time with her children, who were young at the time. When she was ready for full time work again, the copy center position was open so, she took it. Cashel decided to switch positions this year because “I was ready for a change.”
Michele Munson is the new copy center employee and like the three other administrative assistants, she is here because of her family.
Munson grew up in Oregon, with a father in the air force causing them to move frequently. However, her husband is from St. Louis and went to Lindbergh High School. Her son, a sophomore, attends WGHS.
In her free time, she likes to read and follow politics. She also loves horses.
Munson is in charge of making copies of all of the worksheets and tests teachers send down to her.. She loves helping students make posters and the unexpected creativity of her job.
Roro Ma is the new bookkeeper at WGHS. She deals with fines and activities.
Ma attended Mizzou and graduated with a bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Finance and Banking. She worked as a subscription management intern and a marketing coordinator.