Dr. Tyler Shannon
Mrs. Heather Buckman
Welcome to Ridgeview Elementary!
Our mission is to provide a safe and engaging learning environment that teaches and inspires every child to become a lifelong learner. At Ridgeview Elementary, your child will be exposed to a 21st Century curriculum through our district 1:1 initiative and Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program. We have a schoolwide focus on Project Based Learning where students are presented authentic and relevant problems that they must collaboratively solve.
While we understand the need for school to be different in the 21st Century, we continue to maintain a focus on developing strong early readers and writers that will allow for your child to be an independent learner. We believe that mathematics is more than memorization. We will guide your child toward conceptual understanding ensuring that they have a strong mathematics foundation.
We also understand that your child needs more than academics to have a complete education. Ridgeview Elementary fosters leadership through the Leader in Me program. The Leader in Me program is designed to teach your child habits that are shared by some of the most successful people in the world.
Ridgeview Elementary's head principal is Dr. Tyler Shannon. He has been at Ridgeview Elementary since 2016. Dr. Shannon has been a school administrator for 10 years. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Iowa. He has a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and a Specialist Degree in Superintendency from Northwest Missouri State. Dr. Shannon completed his Doctorate from Baker University. He is married and has a daughter and a son.
Ridgeview Elementary's assistant principal is Mrs. Heather Buckman. Mrs. Buckman has been at Ridgeview Elementary since 2009 as a classroom teacher and now assistant principal. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Missouri State University. She has a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Northwest Missouri State. She has a Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from William Woods University. She is currently working on her doctorate from William Woods University. Mrs. Buckman is married and has two daughters.