Lindbergh named a ‘Top Workplace’ in St. Louis


By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

Lindbergh Schools is touting its status as a “Top Workplace” in St. Louis after being named to the annual list compiled by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

This year is the first time the district has received the honor, which is given to 20 workplaces in St. Louis and decided through surveys of employees.

District employees have added the “Top Workplace” logo to their email signatures, and Superintendent Tony Lake touted the honor during his annual “Listening and Learning” event, which was held virtually this year.

Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Brian McKenney gave more information on the honor during a workshop of the Board of Education Oct. 13.

He said he took the survey himself along with many other employees.

“We are super excited to get to put this as part of the many accolades” the district has received, McKenney said.

“They do an extensive amount of surveying, they really dig deep to find what people think about their place of work, they’re a third party,” he noted, adding, “I think it’s a real culmination of everything we’ve done with this work in the last two years to get people to feel like this is a destination district and that this is where they want to work for the long term.”

When McKenney was congratulated by board member Christy Watz, he said again, “We were very excited to get that news, very excited.”

Lake said he was “super proud” of the accomplishment during his Listening and Listening event.

“All of that information that they do getting that award really demonstrates the kind of culture that we’ve been establishing and is here within our school district with our teachers and our staff and our parents and our kids, so we’re just really proud of that,” Lake said.