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Teresa Messersmith, Principal


  • Undergrad Degree: BSED from Lincoln University-Jefferson City
  • Master’s Degree: ME from William Woods University- Fulton

I am very excited to begin my 20th year in education and my third year as principal of Eugene Elementary. I look forward to working collaboratively with you to strengthen the academic and social achievement of students and the relationship between home, school, and community. The Mission of Eugene Elementary is: We believe that together we can achieve at the highest levels and be life-long learners. Believe It, Achieve It, Be It!

Before coming to Eugene Elementary, I had the opportunity to spend one year as a high school special education teacher at Iberia R-V School, fourteen years as a fourth grade teacher at Maries R-1 School in Vienna, and two years as a fourth grade teacher at Dixon R-I School.  I have been a Parents as Teachers Educator and have taken on numerous leadership and committee roles throughout the years.

My husband, Richard, and I have two children - Levi and Marsie. We live on our family farm outside of Iberia.  All of the Messersmiths enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, sports, and family barbeques.  

I consider our school district among the finest in the state, and I will continue to focus our efforts toward the enhancement of learning for the students of this district.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. Go Eagles!!!


Teresa Messersmith

Email Mrs. Messersmith

(573) 498-4002

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