Two Pattonville educators selected for leadership roles

Two educators have been selected to fill administrative positions in the Pattonville School District. Both will begin their new roles on July 1.

Leslie Jones has been selected to serve as an administrative intern/assistant principal at Bridgeway Elementary School. Jones has been a first grade teacher at Bridgeway since 2014. Before joining Pattonville, she worked at Jefferson Elementary School in the St. Louis Public Schools as a preschool teacher and parent-school-community specialist/family educator, as a teacher at Central Christian School and as assistant director at Sprog, Inc. in Kirkwood. Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in elementary education at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She was named Pattonville Teacher of the Year in 2022.

Carley Tankersley was selected as the new assistant principal of Drummond Elementary School, a school she attended as a student. She taught third and fourth grades at Drummond after joining Pattonville in 2016. She was named an administrative intern at Parkwood Elementary School in 2020. A 2011 Pattonville graduate,Tankersley earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Graceland University and a master’s degree in school administration from Lindenwood University. She is also working toward her specialist degree in school administration from Lindenwood.

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