Parent Association for Cultural Enrichment at SLUH

our mission

PACES is a group of current SLUH parents that meets regularly and seeks to assist the President and administration in diversifying SLUH’s student body and faculty; building a culture of acceptance and celebration for all;  communicating the school’s value for equity and inclusion to the wider community; identifying concerns related to equity and inclusion; imagining ways of addressing these concerns; and finding constructive ways to engage the broader St. Louis community as a united SLUH community.

Questions? Please email Juanita Logan or Shonda Ambers-Phillips (

paces welcomes all sluh parents!

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month (except March and October) from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in room M204 or via Zoom. Meeting updates and reminders will be posted here and in the Principal's weekly ParentConnect e-communication.

Meeting dates for 2022-23:

  • September 13
  • November 8
  • December 13
  • January 10
  • February 7
  • April 11
  • May 9

Note: no meetings in June, July and August (summer break)

Please join us for our next PACES meeting this Tuesday, February 7, at 7 p.m. in the new Dill Center (located on the first floor, right outside the library and just up the stairs from the receptionist desk).  We will break into groups again to work on our current priority areas (DEI training for parents, enabling more transportation options, cultivating a sense of community among PACES, and hosting events with current and prospective students/parents of color in mind).  It's not too late to join a group. Come and show your support for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at SLUH!

PACES will welcome Dr. Will Ross (bio here) as a guest speaker for students on February 15th during the school day in collaboration with the Black Student Union, ACES (our student counterpart), and Medical Careers Club.

As we begin Black History Month, ever wonder what notable Black Alumni graduated from SLUH? Click here to find out!

PACES Initiatives and Leads

St. Louis U. High is committed to fulfilling its equity and inclusion mission through a variety of programs, partnerships and policies. Click here to view the programs that support and lead PACES initiatives and are aligned with SLUH's diversity, equity and inclusion plan.

Click here to view the Vision for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at SLUH.

Thank you for the great participation in the past and future, those who stepped up to lead and those who are willing to help in any way.  We are a team!  Please email us with any questions:

PACES Leadership

Dr. Shonda Ambers-Phillips and Juanita Logan
PACES Co-Presidents

Frank Kovarik '94
Co-Director of Equity and Inclusion
ASC 7, English Department Chair

Daniel Shields
Co-Director of Equity and Inclusion
PACES Web Content Coordinator, ACES Assistant Moderator, College Counselor

Dr. Dolores Gunn
Vice President

Susie Agniel


PACES would like to share out a valuable resource for events and other volunteer opportunities called "Seeds of Justice." It is a listing collected by Fontbonne University (HERE is the link to their Facebook page).  Sign up to receive their monthly newsletter which outlines a brief description of each listing and typically has a link for additional information.