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Luke Heitert Appointed Chief Communications Officer and Safety and Security Coordinator

Luke Heitert has been appointed to serve as the Chief Communications Officer and Safety and Security Coordinator for the School District of Clayton starting in the 2023-2024 school year. He currently serves as Director of Technology and Information at Fox C-6 School District.

"We welcome Luke to the School District of Clayton Family,” explained Superintendent Dr. Nisha Patel. “His emphasis on building strong relationships and his ability to problem solve through collaboration will help our district continue to thrive. Throughout his years of service in education, Luke has demonstrated a focus on excellence and continuous improvement. As the new Chief Communications Officer and Safety and Security Coordinator, I look forward to seeing our District continue to excel under his leadership."

For more than fifteen years, Heitert has served students in the Fox C-6 School District. He spent four years as a middle school science teacher before joining the administrative staff as their Instructional Technology Coordinator.  With a focus on communication, a student first mentality and with district safety always in mind, Heitert has watched his team and his department grow during his time at Fox. Heitert holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a Master of Arts in Education Administration from Missouri Baptist University. 

“What an amazing opportunity it is to serve the students, staff, and families of the School District of Clayton,” said Heitert. “I am so excited to be part of a team that gets to tell the stories of our incredible students and all of the fantastic things they will achieve.”

Heitert's start date is July 1.

About the School District of Clayton

As a public school system dedicated to the education of all children who come to its schools, the School District of Clayton inspires each of its students to love learning and embrace challenge within a rich and rigorous academic culture. The District’s early childhood center, three elementary schools, middle school and high school serve a diverse student body of approximately 2,500. Learn more at