Welcome to Independence
Emily Pavia - Principal
Welcome Independence Families! We are so excited to work with you and your family this year! The staff of Independence truly focus on supporting the whole child and meeting students where they are in their growth.
Working at Independence Elementary has been a true joy! When you work with a staff who wants nothing but the best for kids when it comes to social, emotional and educational growth, it makes your work life feel less like work and more like family. I have always known Independence was a special place, but when I truly saw how amazing this building is, was when my two girls started school here. They felt loved, heard, and accepted while at school each day. From the classroom teachers, special area teachers, and opportunities given through leadership and activities, I am thrilled to be watching them grow and learn at Independence Elementary!
I feel blessed to have been a third-grade teacher at Independence Elementary since it opened 24 years ago. Our amazing school is much more than a high-achieving group of learners and dedicated teachers. It is a caring, supportive community where the holistic education of every child matters.
Since the moment I was hired at Independence 22 years ago, I have felt like a part of a family. Staff work together to help make sure all students' needs are met. The Independence family is a community that supports each other and truly believes in every child that walks through the doors. It has been a priviledge to be a part of Independence.
News & Events
- Staff Achievements
Independence Elementary School of the Francis Howell School District is among just 36 schools in the nation to be named a 2023 National School of Character.
- Student Achievements
The FHSD art show is taking place online, May 5-31.
- New HIres
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) recently announced Sara Ostmann as the new Administrative Intern of Independence Elementary School.
Please share your thoughts and help the District determine potential changes in our busing operation.
- Awards and Honors
- District Updates
The Francis Howell School District is proud to announce that Independence Elementary School has been named a 2023 Missouri School of Character.