EAGLE Tower Grove East Leadership

Emily Dittmer, Founding Principal

Ms. Emily Dittmer is the founding principal at EAGLE College Prep: Tower Grove East.  Ms. Dittmer has almost twenty 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 earned her Educational Specialist Degree in Behavioral Analysis with an emphasis in Instructional Leadership in 2017.  As a long-time resident of South City, Ms.Dittmer is excited to serve the scholars and families of the city!


Mary Davis, Dean of Students

Mary Davis was born and raised in St. Louis and comes from a family of educators. After attending Harris-Stowe State University, she graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 2011. Mary joined Teach for America in 2012 and through the organization was placed in St. Louis Public Schools as an elementary teacher, where she worked for two years. During that time Mary earned her Master’s Degree from Lindenwood University as a Reading Specialist. Mary joined the EAGLE St. Louis team in 2014 as a founding 4th grade teacher at EAGLE Tower Grove South. She was also a founding 5th grade teacher at EAGLE TGS. Mary currently serves as the Dean of Students for EAGLE Tower Grove East. The mission of EAGLE Prep is an inspiration for Mary as she continues to advocate for equal education opportunities for all children in St. Louis.

Ron Nash, Dean of Students Fellow