Meet Crestwood Elementary's New Principal
Parkway School District assistant principal Jodi Meese will fill Scott Taylor's position at Crestwood Elementary.
The Lindbergh Schools Board of Education approved the hire of Jodi Meese as principal of Crestwood Elementary School on Tuesday, March 12, according to a news release from the school district.
Meese comes to Lindbergh from Parkway School District, where she is an assistant principal at River Bend Elementary School. In her current position, she has helped teachers implement Professional Learning Communities, designed curriculum units and supported ongoing professional development for staff. She understands the importance of character education and creating a positive bond between school and home, according to the release.
“As a principal, I aspire to provide a positive environment where all students can learn,” Meese said in the release. “I know collaboration between parents, administrators, teachers and students is essential to ensure each student’s success, and I look forward to working with the entire community at Crestwood Elementary.”
Meese earned a bachelor of science in elementary education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and a masters of educational administration from Lindenwood University, where she is currently pursuing her doctorate in administration as well. She has been in elementary education since 2001, and has served on and chaired several professional development committees and curriculum writing teams.
Meese will replace current Principal Scott Taylor, who is retiring at the end of this school year.