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Southwest Elementary

Welcome to Southwest Elementary!  We have amazing students, staff, parents, and community support.  Our mission is to help create life long learners and respectful citizens through exciting and thought-provoking experiences.

At Southwest, we believe that a partnership between home and school is one of the most important keys to success - therefore we open our doors to you. Communication is vital, and we encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns at 580-7272. Our office hours are 7:30am-3:45pm.  

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Mrs. Megan Owens

Megan Owens is the principal at Southwest Elementary.  She has lived in Lawson her entire life and has spent the majority of her teaching career in the district as well. Mrs. Owens received her elementary education degree from William Jewell College, and her specialist & masters degrees in educational administration from William Woods University. She lives with her husband, Terry, and her two sons, Spencer & Kaden, as well as their three dogs.  

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Mrs. Christina Cross

Mrs. Cross is the Southwest Assistant Principal.  She spent her first 16 years as a teacher here at Southwest. She has taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. She has her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood from Missouri Western State University and her Masters in Administration from William Woods University. She lives in Lawson with her husband Scott and their two children who attend Lawson Schools.  She enjoys reading, watching her children play sports, and being outdoors.

Southwest Elementary Contact Information

Grades K-4
Mrs. Megan Owens, Principal
Mrs. Christina Cross, Assistant Principal
307 W Moss St. Lawson, MO 64062
(p) 816 580-7272  (f) 816 296-3202
Facebook - @swelementaryschool