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Ms. Melissa Adkins - Principal

Hello Lawson Family!

My name is Melissa Adkins and I am the very proud principal of Lawson Elementary. I am also a very proud community member of Florissant and I have four children who attend the Hazelwood School District. My career is more than how I earn a living, it is my passion and my contribution to the community I live in. I am in the unique position of living in the attendance area of the school I lead. This makes the work I do very personal for me, it provides me with incredible motivation and an intense desire to ensure that Lawson is the very best possible school, filled with exceptional educators working together to provide a quality education to our students. Lawson not only provides a quality education to our students, but it also provides a positive, caring, and nurturing environment where students feel valued, heard, and respected. 


Please take some time to review the various documents in the About Us section of the website. There is a lot of information that will help you learn more about our Lawson family and the amazing community we have!


I am always willing to hear from our parents and guardians. Please do not ever hesitate to reach out to me using the contact information below. We are committed to serving your children and your families, and we are here to support you! Thank you for supporting our wonderful school and choosing Lawson to educate your children!

Phone: 314-953-4550