Prof. Priscilla Dowden-White

President, Aldermanic Appointee

Prof. Dowden-White is Associate Professor of History at the University of Missouri, where she teaches courses on African American history, United States history since 1865, and the history of St. Louis. She is also involved in global and local mission through the African Methodist Episcopal Church. A native St. Louisan, Dowden-White was educated in the St. Louis public schools. Prof. Dowden-White is a proud resident of the City of St. Louis where she resides with her husband and their dog ‘Spunky’.


Dr. Joyce Roberts’ lived experience as a teacher, principal and central office administrator brings a unique historical perspective and an in-depth experience from every level of SLPS to the Board of Education.
Dr. Roberts has a track record of excellence and a demonstrated willingness to build relationships among all stakeholders. She possesses certifications in early childhood, reading, parent-educator, principalship and superintendency. As the principal of Pierre Laclede Elementary, Joyce was recognized as a Gold Star (state) and Blue Ribbon (federal) awardee for consistent student academic achievement.
Dr. Roberts is committed to student academic achievement, accountability, equity, transparency, community engagement and a seamless school district.

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Vivian Carbin


Vivan Carbin is the parent representative to the CPN Board. She draws on her experience as a resident and parent of SLPS to advocate for children and families within the CPN network. She is committed to ensuring an excellent education for all children in St. Louis.