2020 Board Elections

6 candidates file for 3 open seats in April 7 election On April 7, voters in Fort Zumwalt School District will choose three members for the Board of Education. There are six candidates running for a three-year term. Voters will vote for THREE. Candidates are listed in order they will appear on the ballot. All information below provided by the candidate.

Arnie C. AC Dienoff


Craig Stephen Moore

Education: Ranken Technical College 1993, 1996

Children in district: 1, as well as 2 who have graduated

Short statement about your reasons for seeking election to the Board of Education and your qualifications for this position: Current Board member seeking re-election. I would like to continue the good work in the Fort Zumwalt School District.


John A. Callahan

Education: BS-BA University of Missouri-St. Louis

Children in district: none

Short statement about your reasons for seeking election to the Board of Education and your qualifications for this position: I want to maintain the goals of providing the educational opportunity for every child that enters our public school district and support the professional teachers in our classrooms.


Erica Powers 

Education: Fort Zumwalt, K-12; Lindenwood University BFA; finishing MAT at Lindenwood University

Children in district: 4

Short statement about your reasons for seeking election to the Board of Education and your qualifications for this position: There is nothing more important than the education of our youth. Being a Board Member and part of the process to guarantee that our kids are receiving the best is my honor and something I hold to the highest esteem.


Gabriel R. Helms

Education: Bachelor of Science, Northwest Missouri State University; Associate in Arts, St. Louis Community College

Children in district:

Short statement about your reasons for seeking election to the Board of Education and your qualifications for this position: I’m seeking a position with the Board of Education to help ensure that our students/teachers best interests continue to be our priority while maintaining an ongoing socially, culturally, and racially equitable learning environment.


Scott Alan Grasser

Education: Graduated Orchard Farm High School, attended Lindenwood University

Children in district: 3 who have graduated

Short statement about your reasons for seeking election to the Board of Education and your qualifications for this position: I would like to give back to the community. Served 15 years on Fort Zumwalt Board of Education.