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Dr. Dawn Day

Hello, West families!  I'm so excited for another amazing year at West Elementary.  I love working with the students and families in the West community.  It truly is the best place to be.  Our staff works hard to help students at West Elementary be successful, not only in academics, but also in their social/emotional skills.  We have an amazing staff returning this year, as well as some great new members joining our team.  I look forward to another great year of growth and success for staff and students.

I began my teaching career in 2005.  I have a bachelor's degree in elementary education, a master's in educational leadership, a master's in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in literacy, and a doctorate in educational leadership.  I've taught 3rd, 4th, 5th, 4th-5th Science, and 6-8 Social Studies.  This will be my eighth year as an administrator.  I was a building principal for two years before moving to Jefferson City.  I was an assistant principal at Moreau Heights for three years.  This is my third year as principal at West Elementary. 

I have been married for 26 years to my high school sweetheart, Ryan Day.  Ryan is starting his first year as Executive Director of Elementary Education for Columbia Public Schools this year.  We have two amazing children.  Abigail is 25, a graduate from Mizzou with a dual bachelor's in Biology and Pharmacutical Studies.  She is finishing her last year of pharmacy school at the University of Kansas.  Cameron is 21 and is finishing his last year at Mizzou where he is studying Computer Science.  

I look forward to continuing to work in this great community!  Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.  


Dr. Dawn Day, Principal

West Elementary School