• Mrs. Tillinghast

    Welcome to our South School webpage!  My name is Teresa Tillinghast, and I am excited to join South Elementary School as the principal this fall.  This school year marks my 26th year in education, all within the Jefferson City Public School District.  I have been privileged to be a  classroom teacher at both Thomas Jefferson Middle School & Lawson Elementary School for 22 years and an administrative intern at Pioneer Trail Elementary School for 2 years.  I graduated from Lincoln University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.  I then earned a Master's Degree in both Curriculum & Instruction and Administration from William Woods University.  After that, I went on to earn my Specialist's Degree in Administration from William Woods University as well.  


    I am so honored to become a member of the South School family! As an educator, I believe in the power of building relationships and making connections with students and their families.  I believe that all things are possible when we work together to achieve the same goal:  helping each of our students reach their fullest potential and become all that they can be.  With that being said, welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at South Elementary - I can't wait to meet all of you!!