Delora Scaggs--Principal

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  • My name is Delora Scaggs and I completed my undergraduate degree at Truman State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.  I then entered the Master's of Arts in Education Program and earned my Masters Degree in Education.  I also have my Education Specialist Degree from Lincoln University and am currently pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from St. Louis University.
    I have had the privilege of serving in the Jefferson City Public Schools for the past 23 years.  Sixteen of those years were as a classroom teacher at K, 3rd, and 5th grades.   For three years, I served in the position of Behavior Interventionist--all at East Elementary School. During 2017-2018, I moved to the middle school for the position of administrative intern at LCMS.  In that capacity, I developed myself as an instructional leader.  I supported the principal and staff in serving every students' individual needs and helped to make LCMS a school that is both challenging and welcoming to students and their families. I also served in the position of  Assistant Principal for 3 years. 

    It is a true honor to be the Principal of Thorpe Gordon. I am excited to work with such a strong group of dedicated teachers, support staff, and families that are truly committed to making a difference in the lives of our students.  I will continue to strive toward the goal of providing a safe, respectful, and responsible environment to ensure academic growth for all students at Thorpe Gordon. 

    In addition to being an educator, I am married to my wonderful husband, Jason.  We have three children; two boys and a girl. The oldest is a freshman in college,  and we have a junior and senior in high school.  In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, reading, and working out.