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Dr. Jessica Karll - Principal

I began my career in education as a third grade teacher at Prairie View Elementary in the Wentzville School District.  In 2010 I moved to Discovery Ridge Elementary and continued to teach third grade and in 2015 became the administrative intern. I served as the assistant principal at McKelvey Elementary in the Parkway School District for several years before joining Central Elementary in 2020.  I have my bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Missouri- St. Louis, a master’s degree in both special reading and school administration from Lindenwood University, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Maryville University.  I am passionate about providing all students with a quality education and all teachers with instructional support.  I am humbled and honored each day to work together as a school family to meet the needs of each and every student at Central. 


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Dr. Ladonna Johnson - Assistant Principal

I’m proudly starting my 16th year as an assistant principal at Central Elementary.  I have previous experiences as a: charter school principal, middle school assistant principal intern and assistant director at an alternative education school.  Prior to going into administration I taught 2nd grade for eight years in the Ferguson-Florissant school District.  
I am so very honored to serve, support and work with the amazing staff, students and families of our school community.


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Laura Brewer - Assistant Principal

I have worked in the education field for 29 years with 22 of those spent with the Francis Howell School District.  I have teaching experience in both Illinois and Missouri with a focus in the early childhood and primary years.  In Illinois, I had the opportunity to work in a Headstart program, a Pre-Kindergarten at Risk program, and an Early Childhood Special Education setting.  My career with FHSD began at Daniel Boone Elementary where I taught kindergarten for eight years. Today, I continue to serve FHSD families as one of the Assistant Principals at Central Elementary.