Message from the Principal

Message from the Principal
Posted on 08/03/2020

Dear MOSAIC Families,

Happy Monday and welcome to the month of August. We are less than four weeks away from the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. I know we are all eagerly awaiting the announcement from Dr. Gaines regarding the start of this school year. Will we be in session? Will we be using a blended approach or will we be complete virtual? The district has many factors to consider and does not take the decision lightly.

In my twenty plus years in education, the only thing that has been constant, is change. No matter how the district starts this school year, MOSAIC will begin with several changes. First, I want to congratulate Mr. Schulte in his new role as Assistant Principal in the Parkway School District. We are excited to have Mr. Preston Steinhoff joining the MOSAIC staff as our new physical education teacher. The MOSAIC staff would like to wish Ms. Vaporean the best in her new position at Oakville High School. Ms. Anne Niemann will be replacing her as MOSAIC’s Speech and Language Pathologist. We wish Ms. Katie Lakebrink the very best as she moves to Washington Middle School to teach in the middle school academy. Mrs. Lisa Layton will be replacing Ms. Lakebrink in 3rd grade. Ms. Lisa Meyers will continue her educational career adventure as one of the Mehlville@Home teachers. Congratulations to Ms. McGuire in her new position as the district’s Instructional Innovation and Data Privacy Specialist. Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Daubach will be moving to 2nd grade to replace Ms. McGuire. 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Comer will be moving to kindergarten to replace Ms. Daubach. Ms. Huettenmeyer has moved from 3rd grade to 1st grade and Mr. Fuhrman will be transitioning from 4th grade to 1st grade as well. Ms. Jessica Lazzara will be joining the MOSAIC staff in the 4th grade studio alongside Mrs. Bradley. Finally, I would like to congratulate Mrs. Clendenin on her new position in the district’s business office.

Below is the list of teachers by grade level/studio:

Kindergarten – Mrs. Melissa Comer and Mrs. Marilyn Donaldson

1st Grade – Ms. Christy Huettenmeyer and Mr. Joe Fuhrman

2nd Grade – Mrs. Laura Alles and Ms. Sarah Daubach

3rd Grade – Mrs. Lisa Layton and teacher to be announced later

4th Grade – Mrs. Sarah Bradley and Ms. Jessica Lazzara

5th Grade – Mrs. Samantha Klang and Mrs. Stephanie Werner

The district continues to review data in preparation for a final decision regarding the beginning of the school year. Once the decision has been made and shared with our community, I will be sharing next steps for our families in preparation for August 25th. This will include important upcoming calendar dates, student supplies lists and beginning of the year procedures. Stay tuned…

Last week, the district provided Mehlville School District families a FAQ document about our return to school. I have provided the link below for your convenience.

Take care and have a great week!


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