EAGLE College Prep: Tower Grove East
emily.dittmer [at] eagleprepstl.org (Emily Dittmer), Founding Principal
Ms. Emily Dittmer is the founding principal at EAGLE College Prep: Tower Grove East. Ms. Dittmer has seventeen years of experience in education, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. She graduated from Concordia University in Nebraska, and moved back home to St. Louis where she taught middle school language arts, art, and elementary music at CCLS in Kirkwood and Webster. She went on to work as a music teacher at Ellisville Elementary in the Rockwood school district. In that position, she made literacy a focus through a grant that allowed her to integrate quality children’s literature into the music program. She earned the honor of being Rockwood's Teacher of the Year in 2009, received an Emerson Excellence in Teaching award, and a Character Education Partnership Promising Practice award for a service learning project she created. During her nine years as a teacher in Ellisville, she realized that school administration was the perfect next step in her career. Emily earned her Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Lindenwood University and participated in Rockwood's Administrative Leadership Development program. Most recently, she held the position of Assistant Principal at Ellisville Elementary before joining the EAGLE College Prep Team. She is currently pursuing her Educational Specialist Degree in Behavioral Analysis with an emphasis in Instructional Leadership. As a long-time resident of South City, Ms.Dittmer is excited to serve the scholars and families of the city!
jonathan.hofmann [at] eagleprepstl.org (Jonathan Hofmann), Dean of Students
Jonathan Hofmann graduated from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia with a degree in English in 2013. He was then accepted into Teach for America and placed in the Arkansas Delta. He taught 5th and 7thGrade Literacy for two years at KIPP Blytheville College Preparatory School. In his second year, he also served as Grade Level Chair where he led a team of teachers and students to high academic results. He moved to St. Louis and helped found EAGLE Fox Park last year as Dean of Students and School Operations Manager. He is excited to help open a second EAGLE school this year and cannot wait to meet the students and families of Tower Grove East!