A secondary school educator of more than 20 years, Louise Losos, Ph.D., holds a professional certification in Missouri to teach grades 7 to 12 social studies and accreditations to serve as a Missouri Administrator II, Principal (grades 9 to 12) and Superintendent (grades K to 12). From 2005 to 2012, Louise Losos worked as the Principal of Clayton High School in Clayton, Missouri, a position in which she oversaw implementation of several school-wide projects aimed at providing better resources to students and ensuring regulatory compliance. During her tenure, Clayton High School ranked among the state's top schools in terms of academic performance and as one of the top 100 public education programs in the country, according to Newsweek magazine.
Louise Losos earned a Bachelor's degree in History from Harvard University in 1990 before she served as a teacher at Ladue Horton Watkins High School in St. Louis from 1991 to 2000. While working full-time, she earned her Master's degree in History from Washington University in St. Louis in 1996 and her educational specialist degree from Saint Louis University two years later. After spending a year as a Dorot Fellow in Israel, Dr. Losos completed her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership in 2000 at Saint Louis University and she joined Parkway West High School in Ballwin, Missouri, as an Assistant Principal. Louise Losos held this position until 2005. Throughout her tenure as Assistant Principal, she played an instrumental role in district-level activities, including serving on committees to create an administrator development program and to review and revise disciplinary policies.
During her seven years leading Clayton High School, Louise Losos achieved several school milestones. Under Dr. Losos, the school received North Central Association (NCA) accreditation and began a $35 million construction program. Plus, 12 percent to 15 percent of Clayton High seniors consistently received National Merit recognition throughout her tenure, and the school's ACT composite scores increased from 25 to 25.8.