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River Roads Lutheran School Principal Yvonne Boyd works with students Sadie Turner and Amyah Gilbert.
Carolina Hidalgo | St. Louis Public Radio

All the middle school students at River Roads Lutheran School easily fit inside Yvonne Boyd’s classroom. Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students follow Boyd through daily lessons.

When Boyd has a free period, she walks across the hall to the principal’s office to handle paperwork and respond to messages. She’s also the school’s top administrator.

River Roads is celebrating its 150th year of education, though it nearly didn’t reach this milestone, staving off a brush with closure.