Welcome to River Ridge Elementary School for the 2016-2017 school year! It is such an honor to serve as the principal of River Ridge. I pledge to each parent that the faculty and staff of River Ridge will provide each child with the best possible educational environment... one where each child can prosper academically, feel loved and valued, and feel safe!I am so proud of all students and how they come to school each day eager, willing to learn, and ready to give their best in all areas! Each one of our students is a unique individual with great potential! Through our challenging and engaging curriculum, it is our goal that every student grows academically, socially, and emotionally!Since our curriculum and instructional programs benefit from an emphasis on active student learning, quality instruction by teachers who care about all boys and girls, and active parent involvement and support, I encourage you to become involved in the many opportunities for parent involvement in our school: School Improvement Council, PTO, tutoring, Service Learning Projects, and volunteering. Please know that you are always welcome at River Ridge!You are so appreciated for the spirit of cooperation and support that has always been a part of the River Ridge Family in the past. We look forward to our continued partnership as we work together to make River Ridge an even better learning environment for our students!Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns that arise during the school year. If I can be of service to you or your family, do not hesitate to call. My door is always open to you.