Normandy School District Announces New Central Office Administrators | Schools
ST. LOUIS, June 20 – The Normandy School District has announced the hiring of three Central
Office administrators who will have key roles in assisting Dr. Stanton E. Lawrence, superintendent of
schools, in moving the district forward. The new administrators will assume their positions July 1.
Phillip Boyd has been named chief administrative officer. Since January, Boyd has served as the
district’s CARE Team Director, where he worked to form collaborative relationships between
Normandy families and social service providers in pursuit of improved outcomes for at-risk students.
He will now oversee the offices of Human Resources, Student and Family Support Services and Data
Management. Prior to joining the district, Boyd worked in the legal field and was a member of the
Normandy School District Municipal Leaders Task Force. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in
general studies from Indiana University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Illinois.
Candice Carter-Oliver is the district’s new chief academic officer. She will be responsible for
coordinating and overseeing the district’s curriculum, instruction and staff development. Carter-Oliver
joined the Normandy School District in July 2011 as principal of Jefferson Elementary School. She had
previously served as a principal in the St. Louis Public Schools. She holds an Education Specialist
degree in educational administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and is currently
completing her doctoral degree.
Dr. Marcellars Mason has been named director of human resources. With over 25 years of
education experience, Dr. Mason has served as principal of the district’s Washington Elementary School
since July 2010. As principal, Dr. Mason has galvanized the support of diverse groups to enhance the
educational offerings and opportunities for Washington’s students. Prior to joining Normandy, Dr.
Mason was a campus administrator in the Houston Independent School District. He holds a Doctor of
Education degree from Texas Southern University in Houston, TX.