Our Principal

  • Welcome to EXPO,

    It is my great honor to serve as the principal of EXPO Elementary School. EXPO is a vibrant, child-centered school that strives to meet the educational, social and emotional needs of every child. It has been my pleasure to work for St. Paul Public Schools for the last 20 years as a teacher, assistant principal and principal.

    I believe that whole-child education is imperative for the success of our children. Bringing home and school closer together and forming true relationships with parents will undoubtedly increase the academic success of our children. When parents are present at school, talk about the learning, and openly communicate with the teachers, the children notice. When we listen to the child, show we care and adjust for the child’s needs, the children succeed.

    I look forward to working with each of you.


    Darren Yerama

Meet Our Staff

  • EXPO's staff are professionals who take education seriously, but with a sense of play and the joy of discovery.

    • 70% of the teachers have Master's Degrees
    • 100% of teachers meet the "Federal Highly Qualified" requirements
    • 75% of EXPO's teachers have been teaching for at least 10 years.

    Our staff features dedicated, highly trained specialists:

    • Social Worker
    • Counselor
    • Full-Time Nurse (R.N. Certified)
    • Occupational Therapist
    • Physical Therapist
    • Speech Therapists
    • Gifted & Talented Specialist