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Meet the Principals

Dr. Stephanie Taggert, Principal

Hello, Old Bonhomme Families!

Welcome to Old Bonhomme Elementary where ALL of our Eagles SOAR. I am excited to start my fifth year as the Principal of Old Bonhomme Elementary! Our main focus for this school year is to continue building our school community, getting to know each other, and building each other up with each individual’s uniqueness! 

As construction at our school comes to an end, we are excited for each grade level to experience the flexibility offered by our new spaces. We will continue working together as a staff to help all of our students reach their maximum potential. There will be opportunities for our families to see and learn about our grade-level pods which include classrooms, a flex area, a wet lab, and small group rooms. All of these spaces will help most of the learning stay in and near the classrooms. We look forward to sharing our new spaces with everyone. I believe relationships and knowing we are all on the same team are the keys to success.

On a personal note, I have two daughters: Luciana is 10 and Gabriana is 9. They play soccer for Scott Gallagher and are working toward earning their black belts in MMA. They also love school and enjoy attending Old Bonhomme events as much as possible. I am engaged and planning a small wedding for October 2024. I enjoy running and attending BURN Bootcamp.  

I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you and working together this year. 

Keep SOARing,

Dr. Stephanie Taggert
(314) 993-0656

Dr. La'Kendra Garrett, Assistant Principal for Reed and Old Bonhomme Elementary Schools

Welcome to the 2023-24 school year!  I am excited to begin my third year as the assistant principal at Old Bonhomme and Reed Elementary schools. My goals for the school year are to connect with families more and continue building genuine relationships with students and staff at both schools.    

This year, I will celebrate 15 wonderful years in education.  I began my career in South Carolina as a 4th-grade teacher.  I have spent the past six years in various school districts in St. Louis County, teaching 4th and 6th grade.  Although I am a transplant, St. Louis is now home to my family and me. 

I am excited about the endless possibilities that the 2023-24 school year will bring. I can’t wait to celebrate our scholars’ success, both in and out of school.  I love connecting with families. Should you ever have a question or concern, do not hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to serving the Old Bonhomme and Reed communities again this school year!