Effective July 1, Dr. Heather Carroll joins Fort Zumwalt School District as the Principal at Westhoff Elementary School in O’Fallon. Carroll comes to Fort Zumwalt from Ferguson-Floristant, where she has served as a building principal for the past six years. She has also served as an administrative intern and instructional coach. Carroll was announced as principal in April and has had a chance to meet with staff and a few parents.
“One goal is to continue to support the needs of the whole child to improve academics and social emotional health,” she says of her work with the Westhoff students, staff and families this upcoming school year. “I would also like to continue to build relationships within the Westhoff community and develop additional opportunities for collaboration.” Carroll puts a priority on the power of community and says she is really looking forward to the special events at school that will allow her to get to know students and their families.
When she’s not at school, Carroll spends time with family. She and her husband of 17 years spend a lot of time cheering on their two daughters at soccer games. She also enjoys movies, books and baking. As a life-long learner, Carroll is always looking for new ways to help every student meet their potential. “I love to learn about new and creative ways to support students and staff.”
Carroll will be joined by Lindsey Hendrix, who will serve as the new Administrative Intern. For the past six years Hendrix has taught second grade at Progress South Elementary, also in the Fort Zumwalt School District. Her new position also takes effect July 1.