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De La Salle, Inc. hires executive director

By July 16, 2018Uncategorized

Muriel Smith joins non-profit providing support to La Salle Middle School

De La Salle, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to supporting La Salle Middle School and enhancing the educational experience of it students, has hired Muriel Smith as its new executive director.

Smith has worked in the non-profit industry for nearly 20 years in various fundraising and communications positions. Her most recent role was director of development for North Side Community School, a public charter elementary school serving children and families in North St. Louis City. Her responsibilities included fundraising, public relations, community engagement and volunteer management. During her four years with North Side Community School, she was able to increase fundraising from $150,000 annually to more than $600,000. Smith also served as vice president of resource management at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis spearheading its re-branding efforts and fundraising activities.

“Ms. Smith’s background as a successful fundraiser and experience working with various non-profits gives her the skill set to assume this position,” said De La Salle, Inc. Board President Bob Mills. “She has a commitment to De La Salle/La Salle’s core values and mission; and a capacity to strategically guide us forward as we strive to provide innovative educational opportunities to our students.”

Smith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in communications from Missouri State University. She is a 2015 graduate of the Focus St. Louis Coro Women In Leadership (WIL) and 2018 graduate of Leadership St. Louis. She also serves on the Coro WIL Professional Advisory Committee and on the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP) Team for the Pattonville School District.

De La Salle, Inc. provides both programming and facilities to La Salle Middle School. Social services such as counseling and health screenings, classes like art, faith formation and music, and a comprehensive graduate support program featuring ACT/SAT prep classes, college visits, and tuition assistance, are all provided to La Salle students free of charge. De La Salle, Inc. also works to provide students at La Salle with modern, safe and convenient facilities for them to best learn.

About La Salle Middle School
La Salle Middle School is a public charter school in North St. Louis that provides educational opportunities and comprehensive support services for fifth through eighth-grade students. The school is dedicated to academic rigor, whole-child education, high school and college readiness, and values-driven education. La Salle’s charter is sponsored by the University of Missouri. For more information, visit www.lasallemiddleschool.org.

About De La Salle, Inc.
De La Salle, Inc. is a non-profit dedicated to supporting La Salle Middle School and enhancing the educational experience of its students. La Salle Middle School, formerly De La Salle Middle School, is a public charter school located in North St. Louis.

De La Salle, Inc. provides both programming and facilities to La Salle Middle School. Social services such as counseling and health screenings, classes like art, faith formation and music, and a comprehensive graduate support program featuring ACT/SAT prep classes, college visits, and tuition assistance, are all provided to La Salle students free of charge. De La Salle, Inc. also works to provide students at La Salle with modern, safe and convenient facilities for them to best learn.

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