Principals' Welcome

  • Greetings Pershing Community!

    We are so excited to serve as the principals of Pershing Elementary School this upcoming year.

    Pershing Elementary School is an amazing school because of each of you! There is an African Proverb that states, “It takes a village to raise a child,” which simply means we need our entire Pershing community to interact so our students experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment. One of our main goals is to be a community hub for the families we serve, ensuring students thrive academically and experience joy throughout their time with us.

    Families who are new to Pershing: Welcome!
    We cannot wait to meet you. Pershing has a dynamic staff who will embrace your child(ren) with compassion and care. To our existing families: Welcome back! We have missed seeing your faces and are happy that you are continuing with us. We believe that Pershing is an awesome place because of the families we serve. 

    As we work through our new normal, it is important to us that we keep clear lines of communication. We ask that you send any questions you have to us at and or contact us (314) 290-4152. Additionally, our district website is a great place to find the most up to date information. Please be sure to check it periodically, Another one of our goals is transparency through ongoing communication with our families. 

    We are honored to serve in The School District of University City at Pershing Elementary School. We look forward to working alongside you and your child(ren) this school year. This will be a year to remember!

    Warm regards,
    Deitra Colquitt & Jessica Hawkins