Welcome to Highcroft Ridge. At Highcroft, we greatly value a connection between the school and family. One important 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. At Highcroft, we know that our students will only be fully successful with a solid partnership between home and school. If you ever have a question, need assistance, or want to celebrate a success, please never hesitate to call or email us.
Cartelia and Diana
Mrs. Cartelia Lucas is excited to rejoin the Highcroft Ridge staff and serve as the principal. Prior to this year, she was the assistant principal at Ross Elementary, another elementary school in the Parkway School District, and served as Highcroft’s administrative intern for two years prior to moving to Ross. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Education, a Master of Arts in Teaching, and an Education Specialist in Educational Leadership all from Webster University. Over the course of her educational career, she has taught third grade and special reading, as well as supported students and teachers through literacy and instructional coaching. She has a daughter who is an entering freshman at Murray State University and a daughter entering fourth grade at McKelvey Elementary. She enjoys running, baking, walks with her husband, and being with her family and friends.
Mrs. Cartelia Lucas
Mrs. Diana Schumacher began her education as a kindergartner in Parkway at Craig Elementary School and graduated from Parkway North High School. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Missouri State and then taught eighth-grade English and history at Parkway Central Middle School. She completed her Master’s degree at Maryville University with an emphasis on educational technology. For five years, after leaving Central Middle, she supported eighth graders throughout the district in a program called REACH and then moved to South Middle to become an Instructional Coach. She completed her Specialist degree in Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia (Go Tigers!) and joined the Highcroft administration team in 2016. She enjoys golfing with her husband, traveling with her two daughters and taking her dog for walks in the park.
Mrs. Diana Schumacher