Welcome to Highcroft Ridge. At Highcroft, we greatly value a connection between school and family. A critical aspect of that relationship is effective communication. Our goal is for our website to be a primary source of information about the school and a way to communicate effectively on a day to day basis. We know that our students will only be entirely successful with a solid partnership between home and school. If you ever have a question, need assistance, or want to celebrate a success, please do not hesitate to call or email us.
Cartelia and Melissa
I am excited to serve as the principal of Highcroft Ridge Elementary. Before this role, I was the assistant principal at Ross Elementary and served as Highcroft’s administrative intern for two years before moving to Ross. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Education, a Master of Arts in Teaching, and an Education Specialist in Educational Leadership all from Webster University. Throughout my educational career, I have taught third grade and special reading, as well as supported students and teachers through literacy and instructional coaching. I have two daughters who benefit from their Parkway education. I enjoy running, baking, walks with my husband, and spending time with my family and friends.
Mrs. Cartelia Lucas
It is an honor to be apart of the Highcroft Ridge Elementary Community as the assistant principal. I began my education in Parkway as a kindergartener at Carman Trails Elementary and graduated from Parkway South. I received my Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education with an emphasis in English Language Arts and Social Sciences from Quincy University while playing Division II softball. I completed my Masters in Administration from Lindenwood University in 2012. I am currently pursuing my Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Maryville University. Throughout my career, I taught 5th grade in Parkway at Wren Hollow Elementary, 7th grade English Language Arts at Parkway Central Middle, and most recently, served as the Instructional Coach at Parkway Central Middle. For the last nine years, I have also coached high school softball - 5 years at Parkway South as the Head JV coach and four years at Parkway Central as the Head Varsity coach. In my free time, I enjoy running, traveling, golfing, and baking.
Ms. Melissa Sommerfeld