Principal Welcome

Dear Mark Twain Elementary Families,

I am very humbled and honored to introduce myself as the principal of Mark Twain Elementary and to join this excellent school community.  I am excited to know I will work with excellent teachers and staff this year as we provide a dynamic education to our students.  

I arrive at Mark Twain as a current Pirate.  I have spent the last three school years at Eugene Field Elementary teaching 4th and 5th grades.  The 15 years prior was spent in the Ralls County School District teaching 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.  I'm excited to start my 19th year as the principal of Mark Twain Elementary.  Over the past ten years, I have enjoyed a variety of enriching experiences in education.  My formal education has taken place at three different levels.  I earned my undergraduate degree from Hannibal LaGrange University with an emphasis in Elementary Education K-6th.  Then, I went on to earn my Master’s degree from Hannibal LaGrange University with an emphasis in Teaching and Learning.  Later, I earned my K-8th Administration degree/license from Missouri Baptist University.  Finally, I received a Specialists Degree with an emphasis in Superintendency from Missouri Baptist University.  

Although I am an educator, I am also a mother and a wife. I am married to Greg and we have three children; Olivia (15), Madalyn (11), and Nolan (7).  We currently reside in Hannibal.  

Along with teachers and staff, I will work hard to continue the success established at Mark Twain by building strong relationships with students, staff, and parents.  

To our students, I can not wait to meet each and every one of you! I hope you are looking forward to the upcoming school year and using this summer to play outside and do a lot of reading.  It is going to be a fun year of learning.  

As your principal,  it is important to me anyone who walks through the door- parents, staff, students, community members- all feel welcomed in our building.  I look forward to meeting you and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns,  or ideas you would like to share.

Warm Regards,

Tomi Lowes


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