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Jefferson School Welcomes Dr. Tina Hamilton as New Building Principal

PASADENA HILLS, MO -- The Normandy Joint Executive Governing Board has approved the selection of Dr. Tina Hamilton as the new building principal of Jefferson School.

     Dr. Hamilton has been recognized for her role on the leadership team responsible for the turnaround of one of the lowest-performing schools in the state of Missouri to being ranked the 25th Best High School in Missouri by U.S. News & World Report in 2015. Further, she was lauded by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for her leadership in the school improvement work at Oak Hill Elementary School in Saint Louis Public Schools. Her team’s efforts resulted in the school exiting priority status and no longer being identified as a comprehensive or targeted school under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

dr tina hamilton     “We are excited to have Dr. Hamilton join Normandy and lead our students and staff at Jefferson,” said Marcus C. Robinson, Normandy Superintendent of Schools. “She has the energy and leadership ability to guide our students and staff to meet and exceed the higher standards of teaching and learning that we are establishing districtwide.” 

     Dr. Hamilton is a dynamic and innovative instructional leader who has served over 20 years as an educator. In 2007, she joined Saint Louis Public Schools and served in the roles of academic instructional coach, assistant principal, and most recently, principal of Oak Hill Elementary School, a position she held for the past six years.

      Prior to her tenure in Saint Louis Public Schools, Dr. Hamilton served in the School District of University City for eight years as an English teacher and reading specialist.

     She earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication from Saint Louis University, master’s degrees in Multidisciplinary Studies, and Communication Arts & Reading from Webster University. Dr. Hamilton earned an additional master’s degree in Educational Administration, and doctorate in Instructional Leadership from Lindenwood University.

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CAPTION: Dr. Tina Hamilton, Jefferson School Principal