My name is Scott Salmons. I am the Principal at Pioneer Trail for the 2018-2019 school year. This coming school year will be my 26th 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 that have helped me grow in so many ways!
When I am not at work, I am Dad to three sons...Hayden (23), Jake (21), and Sam (19). 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, and my phone number is 573-632-3400.