Professional Development Institute 2020-21

The Professional Development Institute (PDI) for 2020-21 has concluded!

Join us in August for another year of learning together to support student postecondary plans! Details will be posted over the summer.

Participation is FREE thanks to support from the Norman J. Stupp Foundation, Commerce Bank trustee.

St. Louis Graduates is pleased to partner with MASFAP on all financial aid workshops and with STEMSTL on all career pathways workshops!





Looking for materials from past workshops? You’ll find them here.


Thank you to the St. Louis Graduates¬†Professional Development Committee for planning this year’s workshops!

Beth Bender, Chair, Associate Superintendent for College and Career Readiness, St. Louis Public Schools

Michael Boulanger, Pattonville High School
Marvin Bullard, Higher Education Consortium
Michelene Carbol, EducationPlus
Melissa Findley, Missouri Scholarship & Loan Foundation
Monica Fleisher, Washington University
Mary Giunta, Affton High School
Andi Harpring, Nine Network
Katy Jane Johnson, University City High School
Michelle Luraschi, Pattonville High School
Ashley June Moore, Washington University College Advising Corps
Amber Mitchell, Ritenour High School
Kate Polokonis, STEMSTL
Gabrielle Ray Robinson, Missouri College Advising Corps
Andrew Smith, UMSL Pre-collegiate Programs
Desiree Speed, St. Louis Public Schools
Teresa Steinkamp, The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis
Khadija Tejan, St. Louis Public Schools
Dawn Towles-Richards, Missouri Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education
Kaitlyn Venta, My Scholarship Central
Danielle Washington, Wyman
Laura Winter, St. Louis Graduates