Building Principal

Phone: (314) 831-0411


Degrees and Certifications:

Doctorate in Educational Leadership; Master's Plus 30 in Educational Administration - Maryville University

Dr. Leslie Thomas-Washington

Dr. Leslie Thomas-Washington is a graduate of Maryville University with a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and master’s plus 30 in Educational Administration. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Fisk University.  

Dr. Washington has worked in the Ferguson-Florissant School District since 2006. She has served the district in multiple capacities that have included reading coach, assistant principal, principal of Vogt Elementary School (2009-2019) and her current role as Principal of Combs Intermediate School. Dr. Washington started her teaching career in the Webster Groves School District in 1993. She also worked in the New Orleans Public Schools and served as a classroom teacher, reading intervention teacher, school site literacy facilitator, Reading First coach and central office/district literacy facilitator.

Dr. Washington supports teachers and students and feels the greatest joy when students are successful!

Instructional Support Leader

Phone: 314-831-0411


Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Arts in Elementary Education; Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education - Lindenwood University

Mrs. Karen Caguin

Mrs. Karen Caguin is a graduate of Lindenwood University with a Master of Arts in Elementary Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education.  She also holds special reading certification.

Mrs. Caguin has served the Ferguson-Florissant School District since 1998. She has been a classroom teacher, a reading coach at Griffith Elementary School and the Instructional Coach/Teaching Methods Coach at Griffith. She is currently the Instructional Support Leader at Combs.  Mrs. Caguin is also an adjunct instructor for Park University where she instructs teachers that are getting their Master of Arts in Literacy.