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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 twenty 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've 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:  314-953-7802