Dr. Erika Garcia-Niles

  • Dr. Niles

    Dear GT Community,

    I am truly honored to have the opportunity to serve the GT community. Parkway has always had a special place in my heart. I attended Highcroft Ridge, where I met my husband. Together, we chose Parkway to raise our own children. When the opportunity came along to serve as the principal of GT, I was nervous. What if everything I thought about Parkway was wrong? However, it turns out every positive feeling and thought was truly confirmed. Parkway is a people-centered district. As a result, I am supported to be a people-centered principal. 

    We want you to feel at home at GT. This is such a special community full of the most amazing individuals...you included. Please know that our doors and hearts are always open. Our community is integral to our school. Without the amazing people, a school is simply a building. You are what makes this house a home. We are committed to making this school a place everyone feels belonging without compromising who we are. 

    I am passionate about kids. They are the exclamation point in my soul. I am relentless in supporting our staff and community so we can help students learn at high levels in a place where they can be their authentic selves. I know in my heart of hearts that I am the lucky one to have the opportunity to serve this amazing community. I strive each and every day to make today and every day a GREAT day to be a GATOR! Chomp, Chomp! 

    • Doctorate in Educational Leadership-University of Missouri, St. Louis
    • Master of Arts in Educational Leadership-Southwest Baptist University 
    • Master of Arts in Elementary Education-Lindenwood University
    • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education-Maryville University

Dr. Andrew Ging

  • nemo

    Welcome to Green Trails Elementary.

    I am so grateful to have the opportunity to serve at GT, and I am proud to carry on the tradition of this amazing place. Here you will find a rich history of learning and service to an incredible community. Each day, our halls ring out with the joy of friendship and caring, and our classrooms are alive with discovery and purpose. For more than 50 years, our school has welcomed thousands of students, families, and staff - all now united by the memories of this truly special place.

    The spirit of Green Trails is alive and well, because of each person who is a part of it. This is a school where you belong - no matter who you are. We are an intentional community, living out our passions and seeking genuine connection with each other. I would invite you to discover more about our school, and join in! Roll up your sleeves and dig in the garden, volunteer at a school event, or contribute with a skill or talent of your own! Find out for yourself what makes Green Trails so much more than a building. 

    Welcome home.

    • Doctorate in Educational Leadership-Maryville University
    • Master of Arts in Educational Leadership-Lindenwood University
    • Bachelor of Science in Music Education-Missouri Baptist University