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  • Welcome, Wildcats!

    As the Principal of Hazelwood West Middle School, I am honored to be a member of this great school community known for its tradition of academic excellence and school pride.

    Over the past fifteen years, I have had the opportunity to work in several educational positions. I’ve served as a math teacher, teaching and learning facilitator, and principal in the St. Louis region. In each role, I have worked diligently to support the success of all students by ensuring the implementation of research-based instructional practices, character development, and community partnerships.

    My goal is to continue the HWMS culture of excellence by building strong relationships with students, teachers, staff, parents, and the community. I believe collaboration and communication are paramount in successful partnerships. As a principal, I realize the middle school years are critical for students' academic and social/emotional growth. I encourage parents and community partners to actively participate in the learning environment at HWMS. 

    Once again, I am truly thrilled to work with this great community of educators, students, and parents.

    Together we will provide the best educational experiences for our Wildcats! 

    Lanetra Thomas, Ed.S.

    Phone Number:  314-953-7801