Dr. Thomas B. Carson
St. Louis Public School District
Dr. Thomas B. Cason III has served as Principal of Soldan International Studies High School for the past seventeen years. Prior to his work at Soldan, Cason served as an art teacher and assistant principal in various schools throughout the St. Louis Public School District. Cason considers himself a strong proponent of building and maintaining strong relationships with students, staff, parents, and the community. Active partnerships include such notable institutions and organizations as Washington University, St. Louis University, University of Missouri, Columbia, St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, BJC Healthcare, and Better Family Life. Cason is a member of the American Federation of School Administrators and has served as president of its affiliate in Missouri, the Administrators’ Association of the St. Louis Public Schools. Cason has received numerous distinctions and awards during his tenure as principal; however one of his most memorable is recognition by the Missouri House of Representatives. Dr. Cason began his post high school education at the University of Illinois, Urbana and received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He obtained his Educational Specialist and Doctor of Education degrees from St. Louis University.