Phone: 314-953-7521


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in General Studies w/an emphasis in Political Science MA in Education w/an emphasis in K-12 Reading Middle School Language Arts Certification EDD in Reading & Literacy

Dr. Monica D. Diggs

     Welcome to North Middle School!  My name is Dr. Monica Diggs and I am one of the Reading Specialists here at North Middle.  This is my 27th year in education, my 19th year in the Hazelwood School District, and my 16th year here at North Middle.  This year I will be teaching 8th grade Exploring Reading as well as 7th Grade Media.  I will also be pushing into some 6th-grade ELA classes to provide reading support.   

    Prior to coming North, I worked at Kirby Middle School, Riverview Gardens Central Middle School, and St. Louis Public Schools.  I am a wife, and mother of three young adults, all of whom are former North Middle students and graduates of  Hazelwood Central High School.  I also have a one-year-old granddaughter who was born in November of 2020 and she is the joy of my life.  In addition, I have a pitbull named Cassius, who is my spoiled brat!   When I am not teaching and learning, I enjoy reading, watching Cardinals baseball, HGTV, and MSNBC.  I also enjoy going to church and exercising. My two favorite quotes are "Stand up for what you believe in, because if you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything," and "It takes an entire village to raise a child!" I look forward to working with each of you this school year!