Welcome!  I have the unique experience of being the Preschool-12th grade Principal.  Let me tell you, it is the best job, EVER!  This is my 13th year in public education and every day I am reminded of the privilege I have with working with our students and staff.  The best part of this job is having the opportunity to interact with all the students.  I get to see the students during the school day learning and then participating in extra curricular activities/sports after school.  Our students at St. Elizabeth are dedicated to the community, school and their activities/sports.  Our students are absolutely amazing.  

What is best for students?  That is the question that we ask ourselves daily.  All the decisions that we make at St. Elizabeth always goes back to that question.  Our main priority is the safety, well-being and education of all of our students.  We want all students, parents, staff and community members to be active in our school district.  If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact me at alicia@ste.k12.mo.us.

Thank you for visiting our website.  Proud to be a Hornet!  Celebrate Success!

Mission:To create a safe learning community that maximizes each individual's performance for future success through a challenging education system characterized by pride. 

Vision: A vision for the future with respect for the past. 

Thank you!

Alicia Burrows 

Principal PreK-12th Grade

St. Elizabeth R-IV School District

573-493-2246 (office)


Board Members
From left to right:

Val Kesel

James Wieberg

Angie Heckemeyer - Vice President

Doug Holtmeyer - President 

Andy Oligschlaeger

Jacob Kliethermes

Scott Struemph

The District is committed to maintaining a workplace and educational environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs, services, activities and facilities. The District is committed to providing equal opportunity in all areas of education, recruiting, hiring, retention, promotion and contracted service. In accordance with law, the District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, disability, age, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in its programs and activities. 

Welcome to the St. Elizabeth R-IV School District website.  The St. Elizabeth R-IV School District is committed to providing a quality education to all students.  Our staff provides a caring and compassionate environment as well as a rigorous and challenging curriculum.  Communication between the parents, community and school is imperative.   It is my wish that this website will keep all district patrons, as well as visitors, updated on all of our school activities and news stories.

It is an honor to be able to once again serve this school district.  I first served this district in the fall of 1995 as a classroom teacher and baseball coach.  It is truly a privilege to serve this community once again as Superintendent. 

The St. Elizabeth and St. Anthony communities make up our district and work tirelessly to uphold traditions and values that were established long ago.  It is my mission to continue to guide this district in upholding those traditions and values while challenging all teachers, students and staff to become the best that they can be at all times.  Our community values will allow us to continue to grow and prosper.  It is that dedication from all that makes St. Elizabeth one of the best school districts in the State of Missouri.

Please do not hesitate to call for any additional information regarding our school district or the communities that surround it. 

Every day is a great day to be a HORNET.

Thank you!

Doug Kempker


St. Elizabeth R-IV School District

573-493-2246 (office)


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