Teaching Staff

Project MEGSSS employs a highly qualified faculty, including the following instructors:

Program Manager, Warren Clark
Mr. Clark serves as our Elements Program Manager, available to help with student or parent concerns. He holds a teaching certificate in middle and high-school mathematics, and has experience working with gifted, challenged, and challenging students.  Previously, he used his math skills working as an architect.  Mr. Clark received his engineering and architectural degrees from Kansas University.  He lives in an old house in Webster Groves and enjoys cooking and gardening. Following English, math is his second favorite language.

Summer Director, Teresa Corley
Mrs. Corley has been our Summer Director for the past several years. 

Mrs. Shelley Propst
Mrs. Propst has been with Project MEGSSS since 1990. She served as the Executive Director for several years and for many years, led our teaching staff as the Academic Director. Mrs. Propst earned a B.A. in Urban Studies from Cornell College in 1972, completed the requirements for a Missouri State Teaching Certificate in Social Studies at St. Louis University,  and for Mathematics at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Mrs. Propst retired from teaching in the University City school system in 2013, where she taught social studies at the University City Alternative High School (Lieberman Learning Center). She previously taught mathematics at the middle school and high school levels in University City.

Mrs. Propst has five children, one step-daughter, and seven grandchildren.  She enjoys singing baritone with Sweet Adelines International, and she and her husband own a chestnut tree farm in Washington County.

Jim Grothe
A Project MEGSSS teacher for over 25 years, Mr. Grothe teaches first year and second year students several subjects, including Logic and Algebra. He also teaches evening classes in the Mathematics Department at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park where he has worked since 1982. He has earned a B.A. and M.A. in Mathematics from St. Louis University as well as lifetime K-12 teaching certification in Mathematics. Mr. Grothe is married with two children.

Dr. Doug Hunt
Dr. Hunt teaches various classes in the curriculum, including a math contest preparation class for rising seventh and eighth graders.  Besides teaching for us, he runs the St. Louis-area division of the IMACS math and computer enrichment program for elementary-school students, and teaches in the math department at Lindenwood University.

Mrs. Jeanne Ra
Mrs. Ra has taught 2nd - 12th grade math, reading and writing through the Sylvan Learning Center, as well as many levels of middle school and high school mathematics in rural and urban Missouri. Mrs. Ra has a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Missouri-Rolla (now known as Missouri University of Science & Technology) and holds a teaching certificate in secondary level Mathematics. She completed a M.A.T. in Mathematics from Webster University in December 2011.

On the weekends, she loves to use her photography skills. If weddings, senior photos, and baby photos are not an option on a particular weekend, she and her dog head to a park where the dog or an obliging flower gets to be her star for the day. Mrs. Ra is married to a teacher and has two children.

Mr. Richard Schweitzer
Richard Schweitzer has a bachelors degree in mathematics from New York State University, College at Brockport and a masters degree in secondary education from Indiana University. He has been a mathematics and computer science teacher since 1970. He primarily taught high school in the St. Louis Public Schools, but also has experience at the Community College and as a teacher trainer. He also has taught internationally in Peru, New Zealand, and Jordan. Mr. Schweitzer designed and teaches the discrete math series offered in the summers.

Dr. Theresa Jeevanjee
Dr. Jeevanjee holds a B.S. in mathematics and computer science from the University of Houston and an M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics from Saint Louis University.  After working in process control (Fisher Controls and Monsanto) and medical informatics (Washington University Medical School) for over 15 years, she worked for over 13 years at Fontbonne University, where she was department chair for 4 years.  She now teaches part-time for Saint Louis University, does research in topology and physics, and just finished a book about her family’s journey with her handicapped son. She lives in Webster Groves with her husband, three children, and two dogs.  When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, painting, taking ballet classes, and running.  She is excited to be working with middle school students and particularly enjoys teaching the digital logic course offered each summer in July. 

Mr. Frank J. Corley
Mr. Corley joins us in the summers to teach a geometry course, Reflecting on Symmetry. He comes to us with a wealth of teaching experience and a passion for mathematics. Mr. Corley teaches math during the school year at Saint Louis University High School and since 1992, has been a regular faculty member at the Missouri Scholars Academy, a summer residential program for highly gifted rising high school juniors in Missouri.

A graduate of Carleton College, Mr. Corley has a B.A. in Mathematics, earned his M.Ed. in Secondary Education from the Citadel, and holds a Masters in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame, with further studies in computer science at the University of Chicago. He has received the MO-CAPE and Emerson Electric Awards for outstanding teaching. When he’s not engrossed in mathematics and education, Frank spends time with his wife and seven children, enjoys writing, photography, and city living.