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WSD Principal Named Exemplary New Principal

Dr. Megan Sutton, Principal at Heritage Primary, has been named Exemplary New Principal by the St. Louis Suburban Elementary Principals Association. This is Sutton’s second year as a principal at Heritage. Previously, she served as an assistant principal in the WSD at Crossroads Elementary and taught kindergarten prior to that at Heritage for 10 years. Sutton was named Teacher of the Year at Heritage in 2015-2016.


“(Dr. Sutton) is a consummate professional who does what is best for her students and staff every single day,” said Heritage Intermediate Principal Dr. Jodi Oliver in her nomination letter. “She is such a great model for all principals. She is passionate about her job and has very high expectations, but she has a lot of fun along the way while asking everyone to work hard and also models hard work. Throughout this pandemic, Dr. Sutton has shown positivity, realism, and has shown she will stick through tough times with her staff. Not only is Dr. Sutton kind, knowledgeable, positive, and fun, she also just flat out loves her school and everyone knows it!”


The program honors outstanding elementary administrators who ensure that Missouri's children acquire a sound foundation for lifelong learning and achievement. By promoting excellent leadership, quality education and professional growth, these awards celebrate principals and exemplify their outstanding achievements as a school principal. Dr. Sutton will be officially recognized at the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals (MAESP) Leadership Conference in March.


The Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals (MAESP) is a statewide organization in Missouri that exists to serve the needs of elementary and middle school principals, assistant principals and those educators interested in becoming elementary or middle-level principals. MAESP is an affiliate of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP).


Megan Sutton