Writing Consultants
Mr. Andy Dale
DaleMr. Dale has worked as an ELA teacher at Park Hill South from 2008-2019. He is currently serving as a school counselor at PHS, but still has a passion for helping students with the essentials of ELA such as reading, writing, speaking, and listening.


Ms. Jennifer Holden
HoldenMs. Holden has been teaching English and Debate at Park Hill South since the high school opened in 1998.  This year, she is teaching Debate, Advanced Placement Language and Composition, Dual Credit Composition and Reading, and English Language Arts 4.  Ms. Holden will serve as a Writing Center consultant during the spring semester.  Her focus is assisting students in becoming confident, articulate communicators as both writers and speakers.



Mr. Lowell Messer
MesserMr. Messer has been teaching English at Park Hill South for the last 20 years, during which time he has taught just about every course offered including Dual Credit Composition and Reading. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Maple Woods Community College during this time, so he brings a background of teaching composition and has a passion for helping students improve their writing.



Dr. Jan Whitlow
WhitlowDr. Jan Whitlow is new to Park Hill South after two years at Lakeview middle school. Along with supporting the PHS online students and the Writing Center, she is a Teaching Professor of Marketing for Northwest Missouri State University and Park University. Prior to her teaching experience she held various marketing and education positions for Hallmark Cards, Inc. and Saint Luke’s Health System. She is known for leadership experience, integrity and expertise in business and education. Specialties include program and project management, strategic planning, marketing, public speaking and team building. Jan is passionate about helping students achieve their educational goals.

Education: B.S.B.A. University of Missouri-Columbia; M.B.A., Avila University; EdD. University of Missouri-Columbia