Phone: (314) 241-8255


Degrees and Certifications:

Ed.S.: Educational Leadership & Administration Webster University M.Ed.: Elementary Education w/emphasis in Urban Education University Missouri St. Louis B.S.: Broadcast Journalism Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Principal: K-12 Elementary Education: 1-6

Mrs. Hopgood

Hello Gateway Family,

I am excited about serving the students, staff, families and community partners of our Gateway community to ensure that all students continue to receive high quality learning experiences. I am working my hardest to make sure that we continue to provide the safe, inclusive, wonderful and enriching education that each child deserves. Even though this is a difficult time for many, we will continue to provide quality learning environments for our students! I am excited to "see" every child learn in a new and engaging way!!

Prior to becoming an Assistant Principal, I worked in multiple SLPS district opportunities (professional development presenter & cohort leader, curriculum and design committee, recruitment and selection lead fellow, micro-credential team, etc.) and operated in grade level leadership capacities at Gateway, among many other things.  In addition, I also fostered my love of teaching at Gateway where I've served as a classroom "looping teacher" in 2nd-5th Grades.  I was also the 2018 St. Louis American Golden Apple Award recipient and the 2020 Elementary Reading Teacher of the Year.

Before teaching in St. Louis Public Schools, I taught in Los Angeles, Kansas City and Illinois. Prior to being an educator, I worked as a television news reporter and anchor. 

I believe that learning is a process that happens in and out of the school building.  I know we will work together to make sure that every child learns as much as possible each day.  Together, we as a school and parent/family team can provide incredible experiences for each child that will indeed foster a love of learning and achievement for a lifetime.  

Feel free to keep up with Gateway Elementary's updates via our school website, Class Dojo and our school's Facebook page as well.

Educationally Yours,

Mrs. Chavon C. Hopgood, Ed.S.