- Enroll Now
- About Us
- Support SCP
South City Prep is fortunate to have dedicated and knowledgeable people working hard to make our school a reality. Click on the names below to learn more about each board member.
Pete is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and current Director of Finance at The Journey, a non-denominational church located in South St. Louis. In this capacity, Pete is responsible for the finances of a church with over 2000 attendees on five different campuses with over 50 staff members. Pete brings an excellent knowledge of finances and accounting systems to the Board of Directors.
Serving on the board and lending support in the areas of accounting and finance, Matt is a small business owner, resident of St. Louis City, and the spouse of an educator. Matt currently owns and operates an insurance agency in St. Louis, MO where he has spent the last 6 years with All-State Insurance. Upon receiving his finance degree from Missouri State University, he spent two years in corporate and securities accounting with Fortune 500 Company, MetLife Insurance.
Brad is a Senior Researcher with the Illinois Education Research Council (IERC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where he leads large-scale investigations of the state’s teacher and principal workforces. Brad earned his MA in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001 and a BS in Cognitive Studies from Vanderbilt University in 1998. Prior to joining the IERC, Brad was a researcher with the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) where he studied teacher evaluation and compensation systems. He has also served as a program evaluator and as a school improvement consultant with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, has presented at multiple national and state education research conferences, and is the author of numerous articles and reports on education policy. Brad is a resident of St Louis and lives in the Shaw neighborhood.
A St. Louis attorney currently employed by the United States District Court–Eastern District of Missouri, Mike obtained his bachelor’s degree at Missouri State University (Political Science) and his juris doctorate at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. As a law student, he worked for the Texas-Rio Grande Legal Aid where he assisted individuals in pro se divorces. Upon completion of law school, he moved back to St. Louis (South City) to pursue his legal career. Since returning to St. Louis, he has practiced in several different areas of law, specifically, criminal defense, estate planning (wills/trusts), insurance defense, personal injury, and traffic law. He is also a freelance music journalist and has been published nationally and internationally. Mike lives in the Holly Hills neighborhood with his family.
Patrick Banks is the Director of Alumni Affairs for Teach For America – St. Louis. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Wabash College he entered the Teach For America program as a corps member where he taught high school biology, chemistry, and physical science in St. Louis Public Schools. He has also obtained a Master’s degree in Public Service from the Clinton School of Public Service. Recently he has worked as an arts education consultant for the City of Newport, Arkansas and helped develop a science curriculum for five schools in Western Kenya. In his free time, Patrick has set a goal of running a half marathon in every state. He also enjoys playing ultimate frisbee competitively.
Erin Mohnke began her HR career at the Missouri Athletic Club, after graduating from the University of Missouri, Columbia with her Bachelor’s degree in Business. She then earned her Master’s in Human Resources Development and accepted a position in 2008 with Wind Capital Group, a St. Louis based company that develops, owns and operates commercial scale wind farms. She joined Wind Capital Group at a young state and was responsible for building the HR department from scratch. She continues to lead the HR function as the VP, Human Resources and a member of the Senior Management Team. Erin is a St. Louis native and resides in the area with her husband and two cats. They look forward to welcoming their first child in November.