Ms. Ashford, Principal
Ms. Ashford currently served as Pattonville’s director of student services. Prior to taking on a district leadership role, she served as principal of Holman Middle School for eight years. She also worked as an assistant principal at Pattonville Heights Middle School and a science teacher at Holman and the high school. Ashford also taught middle school science in the Hazelwood School District. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL). Ashford is also a 2021 candidate for a specialist’s degree in educational leadership and a doctorate degree in educational leadership and policy studies, both from UMSL.
In addition to leading several committees, Ms. Ashford oversees the Social Studies department, TV & Video Production, and all department leaders.
Phone: (314) 213-8000 ext. 8002
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Mr. Thompson, Associate Principal (Seniors)
Robert (Bob) Thompson worked as the athletic/activities director, assistant principal, and head football coach at De Soto High School from 2007-2014. From 2001-2007 Mr. Thompson served as a health/PE instructor and coached football and track at Hazelwood East High School for three years. In 2004 he was selected to be an assistant principal at Hazelwood East High School. Mr. Thompson has also worked in the Hillsboro MO, Dunklin MO and Marshall TX, school districts. Mr. Thompson received his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. He holds a master's degree from Southwest Baptist University and a specialist degree from Missouri Baptist University.
Mr. Thompson oversees all PHS Seniors, as well as the Counseling department, Career & College Counseling Center, and Fine Arts and PE/Health departments.
Phone: (314) 213-8000 ext. 8009