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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. We believe open and honest communication is vital to a successful relationship, 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. Christina Cross

Mrs. Cross is the Principal at Southwest.  She spent her first 16 years as a classroom 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.

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Mrs. Ida Kemper

Mrs. Kemper is the Assistant Principal at Southwest. She spent her first 15 years in education as a kindergarten, third, fifth, middle and high school English teacher in the Cameron and Gallatin school districts.  She has spent the last three years as a K-12 assistant and principal in the Osborn school district.  She has her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Missouri Western State University, Masters in Reading from Northwest Missouri State University, and Specialist in Administration from William Woods University.  She lives outside of Cameron on the family farm with her husband and four boys.  She enjoys reading, being with her family, and traveling. 

Southwest Elementary Contact Information

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