Kelly Longo Selected as New FHMS Assistant Principal

Posted on 05/17/2019
Kelly Longo


The Francis Howell School District has announced that Kelly Longo has been selected as a new assistant principal at Francis Howell Middle School, effective July 1, 2019. Longo is currently an assistant principal at Fort Zumwalt North High School. She joins interim principal Dr. Kirsteen James, who had served as an assistant principal at FHMS before her promotion for the 2019-20 school year.

Longo, who previously worked in District, is excited to be returning to FHSD. “I have always loved working in this District because they have a huge heart for kids. I am enthusiastic to come back and jump in with former friends, colleagues, and staff working in a progressive environment to do what is best for kids." She served as the assistant principal at Francis Howell North before moving to Fort Zumwalt in 2015.

Longo started her career in education at Trinity Catholic High School in St. Louis. She then spent three years teaching at Sperreng Middle School in the Lindbergh School District before accepting a position as the dean of students at Francis Howell High School in 2008. She then moved to FHN as an assistant principal in 2014. During her time in the District, she also worked as the summer school assistant principal and the summer school assistant director. Longo has a wide spectrum of academic experience and has supervised Professional Learning Communities in a variety of subjects including math. Social studies, and fine arts. She has served as an English Department Chair and also piloted RTI in algebra. Her focus on building relationships with students and staff helps everyone reach their personal best.

Longo has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Missouri – St. Louis, a master’s of arts in teaching and a master’s in administration from Lindenwood University. She also has an educational specialist degree and a superintendent’s certificate from Lindenwood as well.

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