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Principal's Corner

Dear West Ridge School Community:

I hope you are enjoying your summer! I wanted to reach out to you to introduce myself. My name is TJ George and it is my pleasure to be your new West Ridge Elementary School principal. I started in RUSD seven years ago as a special education teacher. Now, I come to the West Ridge community after spending two years at McKinley Middle School as an assistant principal. During my time at McKinley I learned so much about the International Baccalaureate program and can’t wait to share that knowledge with all of you. I am so excited for the opportunity to begin working with our ­wonderful students, staff and families at West Ridge this year!

Born and raised right here in Racine, I’ve spent almost all of my career in education in RUSD and am thrilled to be able to give back to the District that taught me so much. My wife Mandy and I are both educators and have five children. As I am sure you can relate, spare time is precious and rare, because sporting events, activities, work and school keep us very busy.

As we kick off our important work together, please know that I am committed to building strong relationships with our school’s community. Our best work will be accomplished when we work together to improve learning for all of our students.

I want you to know that your voice is important to me. Please always feel free to reach out to me whether it’s by phone, email or by scheduling an appointment.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer. I really look forward to beginning our work together!


TJ George, Principal