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Meet the Administrators

Phone: 314-493-0880


Dr. Crystal Hunter

Director/Principal of Early Learning Center

Dr. Hunter serves as the Director of Early Learning, managing the Normandy Early Learning Center. She comes to Normandy from Riverview Gardens School District, where she served as the Director of Parents as Teachers and Early Childhood.

Prior to her work in RGSD, she served as Process Supervisor Administrator with the St. Louis Public Schools Early Childhood Special Education area. She is a veteran educator with more than 15 years experience working with a variety of students including autism and behavioral issues. She also worked in Normandy as a self-contained classroom teacher with Special School District of St. Louis County.

Mrs. Hunter earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis in adaptive education/special education from Concordia University in Mequon, Wisc. She earned her master’s degree in Elementary Administration from Lindenwood University. Dr. Hunter also has a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Maryville University.

Phone: 314-493-0880


Mr. Aman Lado

Assistant Principal

Mr. Aman Lado is the assistant principal of the Normandy Early Learning Center. Lado has taught in the Normandy Schools Collaborative since 2007 where he worked as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher at the Normandy Early Childhood Center. He later served as the assistant principal for the Normandy Kindergarten Center. In 2016, he was recognized as the Normandy Teacher of the Year. Mr. Lado’s philosophy as an educator is that the whole child is valuable; their social and emotional beings, their physical bodies, and their cognitive abilities must be nurtured. Lado, who served in the U.S. Marines and is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm, is committed to building relationships with families and maintaining a strong personal presence with students.

A former mortgage banker, Lado realized his calling to education after his trip to Washington, D.C., for the Million Man March in 1995. After listening to young man speak at the event, he was inspired to return to his community and make a difference through education. Lado holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Harris-Stowe State University (formerly Harris-Stowe State College). He earned a certificate in Child Development from the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute and his master's degree in Educational Leadership from Northwest Missouri State University.