Dear River Ridge High School Families,
It is hard to believe I am beginning my third year as Principal at this amazing school. I am fortunate to live in the River Ridge zone and look forward to watching my own son graduate from River Ridge High School in 2030.
River Ridge has a remarkable staff of professionals who work tirelessly every day to help students achieve greatness. We know that families depend on our staff to meet students’ academic needs, tend to their physical and emotional well-being, and provide daily smiles and encouragement. We do not take this awesome responsibility lightly. As a staff we know that the success of our students depends on every administrator, teacher, and support staff doing their best each day to support student learning. We know that by building strong relationships between students and staff, we create a safe school environment.
In connecting with our district theme “Everyone Belongs,” River Ridge had the opportunity to participate in the Breaking Down the Walls program, which is designed to bring students together and to build a stronger community in our school. This program started with an all-school assembly and the remainder of the week we were able to train approximately half our student body in a program that focuses on kindness and compassion and helped forge connections across our school community to ensure RRHS is a school where everyone feels welcome and connected.
We are proud of the many school programs we offer to connect to a variety of students’ interests. We have strong CTE programs that provide students hands-on job experiences, award winning music and theater programs, a variety of Honors and Advanced Placement courses, as well as College in the High School Programs in Math, English and Science. Our goal is that through a variety of programs we are able to fully prepare our students for life after high school.
Through the course of the year, it is my goal to create strong relationships with our students, families, and the community. I truly believe that strong relationships between home and school are vital to a student’s success. My door is open, and I welcome your input. I look forward to partnering with you throughout the year to make this a wonderful school year.
, River Ridge High School