Robert E. (Bob) Dorries is the Band Director and Performing Arts Department Chairperson at McKinley Classical Leadership Academy High School and Middle School, a gifted magnet school in the St. Louis Public School District. Bob possesses a Master of Arts Degree in Education Administration from Lindenwood University, a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Webster University, and an Associate of Communication Arts/Broadcasting Degree from St. Louis Community College. He holds Missouri administrative certifications as Secondary Principal (Grades 7-12) and Elementary Principal (Grades K-8) as well as Missouri lifetime teaching certifications in K-12 Instrumental Music and Gifted Education. He is a proud member of the American Federation of Teachers Union, St. Louis - Local 420 where he serves as the McKinley Building Steward and as a regional Vice-President on the Missouri American Federation of Teachers Executive Board. Bob is running for one of two open three-year positions on the Webster Groves School Board. The election is Tuesday, April 5th, 2022.