Welcome Letter

Dear Parents, Students and Community Members, 

It is an honor to be the new Principal at Park Ridge Elementary.  I love the positive energy of our students and staff.  The staff here is so encouraging and caring to our students. Our mission is to first build relationships, that will then inspire even deeper learning.  The students here at Park Ridge really form bonds with many adults in the building, which creates a safe place to learn. 

We are excited to learn this year about Expeditionary Learning (eleducation.org) and hope to incorporate several of its aspects beginning next Fall.  Expeditionary Learning is an exciting, community serving, character building, social justice type of learning where students create projects/expeditions to enhance their learning.   

We pride ourselves on being “The Ridge” and show our Falcon Pride every day. 

Thank you, 

Rick Jordan