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Pablo Flinn To Join Brittany Woods Middle School Leadership Team

pablo The School District of University City is delighted to announce Pablo Flinn will become the assistant principal of Brittany Woods Middle School starting July 1.

Mr. Flinn is a known and welcome face in the District. A 1990 graduate of University City High School and a board member on the University City Board of Education during the  2015-16 SY, Flinn returns to U. City with a wealth of educational leadership experience.

“We are excited to have Mr. Flinn join the University City team,” said Superintendent Sharonica Hardin-Bartley. "He embodies our “humanize” pillar and brings passion, enthusiasm and a sincere sense of commitment to the role. I am confident that his solid leadership will serve the students and staff at Brittany Woods well.”

Flinn rounds out a new leadership team at Brittany Woods. He will work directly with Dr. Grace Lee who will become the new principal of the school on July 1. He replaces Ernest Carter who is moving to the High School to serve as an assistant principal.

“Brittany is one of the three buildings in the District that absolutely developed me as who I am, so it’s like coming home,” Flinn said. “I bring connections and relationships to everything I do. I’ve worked to see what students need and where people can grow.”

Flinn is finishing out three years as the principal of Normandy High School in the Normandy Schools Collaborative. Previously, he worked in the Ladue School District as an associate principal of its high school and, earlier, as the Ladue district’s director of education services. From July 2008 to July 2010, Flinn worked directly with University City schools as an area coordinator for the Special School District of St. Louis County overseeing a team of special education teachers in the District. Flinn attended Jackson Park Elementary School as a child. One of his first jobs out of University City High School included substitute teaching in the District.

Flinn’s professional training embodies many of the principles embraced by The School District of University City. He is a diversity, inclusion and equity trainer and presenter, a nationally certified crisis intervention trainer and has a skilled understanding of special education law, policy and procedure. He also served on the Olivette City Council from 2011-13.

He holds a B.S. from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and various advanced degrees from UMSL and Missouri Baptist University.