Dr. Chris Schreiner, Principal
Phone: (314) 991-1456
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Dr. Chris Schreiner
I am delighted to welcome you to Reed Elementary School! I am very proud to be the principal here at Reed, a wonderful and successful school that fosters an open and engaging community and has become a home away from home for many. A key to Reed’s success is the collaboration and commitment of the staff, parents, and students and the fact that each of us views Reed as “my school.” Those affiliated with Reed take much pride in working together as a Professional Learning Community (PLC) to meet the needs of our students. The main pillars of a PLC are to work collaboratively, make data-informed decisions and focus on student achievement. At Reed, not only do we focus on students’ academic needs, but we also believe that students’ emotional and social needs are equally important. We spend much time and effort teaching life skills, acknowledging character traits, and celebrating diversity. Now that I have described some of what makes Reed Elementary School so special, I’d like to share a little information about myself. I have a wonderful wife named Lisa, whose most endearing quality is that she loves people. She is also an elementary school teacher. Like many of you, I am a proud parent; I have a son named Evan and a daughter named Marisa. I treasure every moment we spend together.
I truly believe that successful schools are built upon strong, trusting relationships. Therefore, I strive to utilize the experts of all Reed’s educators (staff, parents, and community members) to meet our students’ needs.
I have high expectations of our students, higher expectations of our staff, and the highest expectations of myself. As a parent of two children, a former classroom teacher, and now principal, I truly understand the value of an exceptional education and the significance of school, home, and students working together. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
La'Kendra Garrett, Assistant Principal for Reed and Old Bonhomme Elementary Schools
Phone: (314) 983-5900
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Dr. La'Kendra Garrett
Welcome to the 2023-24 school year! I am excited to begin my third year as the assistant principal at Old Bonhomme and Reed Elementary schools. My goals for the school year are to connect with families more and continue building genuine relationships with students and staff at both schools.
This year, I will celebrate 15 wonderful years in education. I began my career in South Carolina as a 4th-grade teacher. I have spent the past six years in various school districts in St. Louis County, teaching 4th and 6th grade. Although I am a transplant, St. Louis is now home to my family and me.
I am excited about the endless possibilities that the 2023-24 school year will bring. I can’t wait to celebrate our scholars’ success, both in and out of school. I love connecting with families. Should you ever have a question or concern, do not hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to serving the Old Bonhomme and Reed communities again this school year!