My name is Scott Salmons. I am the Principal at Pioneer Trail. This coming school year will be my 29th year in education! I have attended Westminster College, Lincoln University, and the University of Missouri-Columbia. I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education, a Masters degree in Elementary Administration, and an Educational Specialist degree in the area of Leadership and Policy Analysis. Throughout my career, I have worked for Jefferson City Public Schools, South Callaway R-II Schools, and Southern Boone County R-I Schools. I have been very fortunate to have met and worked with so many amazing people along the way!
When I am not at work, I am Dad to three sons...Hayden, Jake, and Sam. Raising those three has definitely been the best and (at times) hardest job I have ever had! Parents, just know, I get it! I completely understand that as parents, we really just want the best for our kids. I promise to always try my best to keep that in mind when I am working with or making decisions about your child when he/she is in our care. I also have two dogs....Brooklyn (a yellow lab) and Buddy (a Great Pyrenees) and two cats named Nemo and Boots.
My favorite part of the job is working with kids, and knowing that I can help their teachers make learning the best possible experience for them! I believe in working hard to establish a safe and predictable environment for students to come each day, and building a climate of trust and positive relationships. I also believe that we are all in this together, and we all need to make sure we are doing our part in the big picture!
I am excited to be at Pioneer Trail and to start a new adventure with you this year. I can't wait to see all of you whether you are new or returning to Pioneer Trail. We have a lot to be proud of, and I know that working together, we will have an awesome year! Please feel free to contact me if you ever have any questions or concerns. My school email is: email@example.com, and my phone number is 573-632-3400.