Dr. Leona Mackler

Dr. Leona Mackler

Dr. Leona Mackler, December 18, 2017.

“Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

A lifetime resident of St. Louis, Dr. Leona (Lee) Mackler has devoted her life to educating thousands of young minds in our community. She attended Washington University, earning a B.A./M.Ed. in Elementary and Secondary Administration. She began her career in the St. Louis Public School District, serving as a teacher before entering administration as a director of schools, director of district reading, and ultimately assistant deputy superintendent of the district. Dr. Mackler received her Ph.D. in Organizational Analysis & Corporate Culture from Stanford University. She co-authored Reading Diagnosis, a text widely used in schools across the country to help teachers become better instructors in reading. She has spoken nationally on the subject of education, and has consulted with numerous corporations to help improve their corporate culture. In 1982, Dr. Mackler founded Mackler & Associates, returning to her first great love, working directly with students with a wide array of educational goals and learning challenges.

Lee is survived by her dearest, lifelong friend Henrietta Barken, cousin Barbara L. Wasserman (Snider) and her daughter Rachelle, cousin Ben Kresteel, cousin Rosalie Dulitz (Kresteel), her husband Harris and their children Felicia, Harold, Lewis and Karen and their families. 

Graveside Service Wednesday, December 20th, 10:30 AM at Chevra Kadisha Cemetery, 1601 North and South Rd., St. Louis, MO 63130.  Memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association. Please visit bergermemorialchapel.com for more information. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE