Principal: Mrs. Julia Coggins
It is my honor to join the Locust Street Expressive Arts Elementary community! I am excited for this new adventure. Here is a little bit about me. I have more than 15 years of experience as a classroom teacher and school administrator. I began my career in education as a fourth grade teacher at Blue Ridge Elementary School here in Columbia. I have also taught at Grant Elementary School and Centralia Intermediate School. I have been the assistant principal at Eliot Battle Elementary School for the last three years. Prior to my role at Battle Elementary, I was an administrator at Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary School for two years. My undergraduate education degree is from Evangel University and I hold graduate degrees from the University of Missouri and William Woods. I have three wonderful children, Caylee, Clayton, and Clara. My husband and I have known each other our entire lives and have been married for 12 years.