New Principal named
Welcome Mrs. Goerss
Posted on 03/03/2021
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The Fort Zumwalt School District has selected Mrs. Tara Goerss to serve as Principal at Twin Chimneys Elementary School in O’Fallon, effective July 1, 2021. Goerss, who is in her 13th  year with the school district, has served as a teacher at West Middle School and in an assistant principal capacity at both Mid Rivers Elementary School in St. Peters and at Emge Elementary School in O’Fallon.

Goerss YearbookGoerss understands the tradition of achievement at the school and says her main goal will be to continue this tradition by building relations with students, parents, families and staff.

I look forward to connecting with the school community in person and virtually,” she says. “As a member of the Twin Chimneys community already, it is important to be connected by attending PTO meetings, school events when possible, school meetings and getting to know all the students, parents, families and staff.” 

Goerss has had children in the school for many years. “My husband Eric and I have a daughter, Avery, who is a sophomore at Fort Zumwalt West High School and a son, Gavin, completing fifth grade at Twin Chimneys. Avery and Gavin keep us busy with school, soccer, tennis and football.”

In her spare time, she attends her children’s sporting events and tunes in to Cardinals baseball and Blues hockey. 

“I enjoy reading, exercising and cooking for others,” she says.