2019-20 Elementary Faculty & Staff

July 23, 2019


I’d like to extend a warm welcome back to an exciting new school year and my first year as your Elementary Principal. If you are new to Clopton, our hope is that you will quickly feel at home and become involved in all the activities that our school offers through PTO and your child’s classroom program. You will find our activities calendar on our website along with other resources. Another successful year is on the horizon, as staff continues to implement strategies to assist our students in progressing academically.

As you know, the Clopton staff is committed to working with students and their families as a team. Strong partnerships between the principal, staff and parents will lead to academic success for all students. Therefore, I would like to invite you to Back to School Night on Thursday, August 8th from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Feel free to bring your student’s supplies and help them settle in to their new classroom. This year the Leadership Team has chosen the theme “#CLOPTONSTRONG”. You will see evidence of this theme throughout the school! Students and parents may take advantage of purchasing a “#CLOPTONSTRONG” T-shirt that night. We will have the T-shirts available to purchase until August 23rd. You will want to stop and visit the YMCA, P.A.T., P.T.O., Girl Scouts, and MO 4-H Extension tables in the Multi-Purpose Room as well.

This year our Clopton Family has several changes in staff and staff assignments. I would like to extend a warm welcome to our new staff member, Heather Lindsay. Heather will be joining us as the new Title I Reading/Fundations Teacher. I would also like to extend a warm welcome to Ms. Emily Love who will be joining Clopton this year as a 3rd grade classroom teacher. PreSchool welcomes a familiar face, Kim Lovell; she joins us full time from substitute to classroom teacher. Some changes in staff assignments begin with Mrs. Lisa Street who has moved from 2nd grade to Kindergarten.

We have several new room assignments at Clopton this year. We will have signs posted for any new changes. Please stop by the office if you are in need of assistance in locating classrooms. The staff and I are eager to welcome you and your child. I look forward to visiting with you and your child on the 8th! As always, feel free to contact the office if you have any issues or concerns (573-242-3546).

It’s a Great day to be a Hawk!

Educationally Yours,

Stephanie Grimes

Stephanie Grimes

Elementary Principal