Meet Dr. Rowe

    As a fourth generation educator, I feel as though education has always been in my blood!  I was born and raised in Geneseo, IL, which is a small town in northwestern Illinois.  Upon graduating from high school, I attended the University of Illinois, where I studied education, English, and psychology.  Since then, I have obtained a master’s degree in reading from Benedictine University, an educational specialist degree in administration from Lindenwood University, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Maryville University.  

    I began my career in education as a high school English teacher in St. Joseph, IL.  During my time in central Illinois, I also had an opportunity to teach middle school language arts in Mahomet.  Since I was a young child, my goal, however, had been to move to St. Louis.  I finally had an opportunity to make the St. Louis area my home when I was hired by the Wentzville R-IV School District to teach eighth grade English Language Arts.  Throughout my time in Wentzville, I have taught at both Frontier Middle School and Wentzville South Middle School.  The 2018-2019 school year will mark my ninth year in the district and my thirteenth year in education.   

    Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family, which consists of my husband, my mother, and my dog.  Together, we love to hike, particularly in the mountains of Colorado, where we regularly vacation.  As a non-St. Louis native, I also find great pleasure in exploring the area, particularly the parks and restaurants.  And when time allows, I can be found reading a book or hitting around on the golf course!

    As the assistant principal, it is an honor and a pleasure to serve the wonderful students and families of Lakeview Elementary. I look forward to doing my part each day to continue to make our school a place in which everyone feels safe, accepted, and welcomed so that our Lakeview Lions may learn today and lead tomorrow!