Administration | Ladue Middle School

Administration


Greg Baber

Ladue School District

Principal
Building

Dr. Tiffany Taylor-Johnson

Associate Principal
7th Grade

Scott Lackey

Assistant Principal
6th Grade

Sarah Schwartz

Assistant Principal
8th Grade

Administration Bios & Responsibilities

Greg Baber

Greg Baber has served as a building administrator at Ladue Middle School for a total of five years, the last two as building principal.  Prior to that, he served as an assistant principal at LMS for two years and in the same capacity at Ladue Horton Watkins High School for four years.  Previous administrative positions were in Mexico, Missouri, and Webster Groves at the middle school and high school levels.  In addition to administration, Greg taught science and mathematics at the middle and high school levels in the Wentzville and Eagle Valley, Colorado, school districts.   

Baber completed his bachelor’s in education from the University of Missouri – Columbia, his master’s in Education Administration from Lindenwood University, and his specialist’s degree in Educational Leadership from William Woods University.

Responsibilities

  • Budget
  • Scheduling
  • Parent Association
  • Department Chairs
  • Teacher recruitment and employment
  • Leadership Team
  • Marquee
  • Weekly Communication to Staff and Parents
  • Supervision Schedules
  • Teacher Assistants and Aides
  • Maintenance Work Orders
  • School Pictures
  • Fundraising
  • Emergency Procedures and Drills
  • Transportation
  • Meet the Teacher Night
  • NAEP Testing
  • P.E. Curriculum Committee
  • Math Curriculum Committee
  • Executive Leadership Team
  • Faculty supervision and evaluation: Assistant Principals, Counselors, Math and Reading Interventionists, PE, Instrumental Music, Practical Arts, ESL, Secretaries, Teacher Assistants, Nurse

E-mail: gbaber@ladueschools.net
Phone: 314-983-5502

Dr. Tiffany Taylor-Johnson

Dr. Tiffany Taylor-Johnson has worked as a building administrator at Ladue Middle School for a total of 16 years having served as an Administrative Intern for a semester, Eighth Grade Assistant Principal for 11 years and Seventh Grade Assistant Principal for five years. In 2013, Dr. Taylor-Johnson was appointed to the position of Associate Principal.  Prior to Ladue, Dr. Taylor-Johnson taught Communication Arts in the Mehlville School District at Margaret Buerkle Middle School. Her educational background includes a bachelor of arts degree in Secondary Education from the University of Oklahoma, a master’s degree in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Middle School Education from Maryville University and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Saint Louis University.

“What I enjoy most about my job is getting to know students, parents, and colleagues on a personal level and being in a position where I can inspire others to make a difference. You may catch me laughing, dancing, spontaneously joining a class activity, or (fill in the blank). If the end result is student achievement and a sense of community, count me in!” 

Responsibilities

  • Seventh Grade Discipline and Seventh Grade Level Responsibilities
  • Parent Association
  • Student Handbook
  • Teacher Guidebook
  • Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Problem Solving Team/RTI
  • Cafeteria Communication and Procedures
  • PAVE
  • Character Education
  • Leadership Team
  • Title 1
  • MAP Testing
  • African American Achievement Awards Ceremony
  • Diversity Committee
  • Communication Arts Curriculum Committee
  • Social Studies Curriculum Committee
  • Meet and Confer
  • District RTI
  • Character Education
  • Faculty supervision and evaluation: 7th grade teachers, art, drama, vocal music

E-mail: ttaylor@ladueschools.net
Phone: 314-983-5512

Scott Lackey

Scott Lackey joined the administrative team at Ladue Middle School in 2013 as assistant principal. Prior to his current position, Scott served as a building technology coordinator and taught sixth grade science.  Before joining Ladue School District in 2001, Scott taught science and computer technology in the North Kansas City School District.  Scott received his bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Missouri – Columbia, a master’s degree in Educational Technology from Lesley University, and a specialist’s degree in Educational Leadership from Webster University.  

“Getting to know students is the best part of my job.  As an administrator, I get the opportunity to see kids in a variety of settings, sometimes when they shine and sometimes when they need to grow.  I use that information to have conversations that let each child know that we are paying attention and we do care about them.”

Responsibilities

  • Sixth Grade Discipline and Sixth Grade Level Responsibilities
  • 6th Grade Orientation
  • Sixth Grade Camp
  • Fifth Grade Transition
  • Professional Development Committee
  • Meet The Teacher Night
  • Leadership Team
  • New LMS Teacher Group
  • Service Projects and Learning
  • DE and SRI Testing
  • Science Curriculum Committee
  • Technology Board Advisory Committee
  • Wellness Committee
  • Faculty supervision and evaluation: 6th grade teachers, gifted, technology

E-mail: slackey@ladueschools.net
Phone: 314-983-5512

Sarah Schwartz

Sarah Schwartz joined the Ladue School District in 2007 and the LMS administrative team in 2013. Before coming to LMS, she taught Spanish at three district schools: Reed, Spoede and the high school. She began her teaching career at Indiana University as an associate instructor of Spanish, followed by a year teaching middle school in the Parkway School District.

Mrs. Schwartz received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Political Science and her master’s degree in Spanish Linguistics from Indiana University. After realizing she wanted to become a school leader, she completed her specialist’s degree in Educational Administration from Webster University.

Responsibilities

  • Eighth Grade Discipline and Eighth Grade Level Responsibilities
  • High School Transition
  • Problem Solving Team
  • Professional Development Committee
  • Eighth Grade Sports
  • Leadership Team
  • Ram Award Program
  • Evaluation Committee – administrative liaison
  • Curriculum Handbook
  • District Professional Development Committee
  • District RTI Committee
  • District Modern and Classical Languages Committee
  • Faculty supervision and evaluation: 8th grade teachers, world languages, FACS

E-mail: saschwartz@ladueschools.net
Phone: 314-983-5512


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