Cheryl Gomez, Ridgway Superintendent

Ridgway School District R-2
1115 W. Clinton St.
Ridgway, CO 81432
(970) 626-4320 - FAX: (970)626-4337



Ridgway School District has built a reputation for exemplary K-12 programs and high student achievement. While our test scores on the Colorado Student Achievement Program (CSAP) are among the highest in the state, it is our emphasis on the whole student that makes our district different.  We offer engaging programs and opportunities for students such as:

  • College concurrent course from Mesa State College and Colorado Northwestern Community College
  • Individual student plans that monitor student growth
  • 21st Century integrated technology in the classroom
  • Yearly experiences for outdoor education.

Yet, with success comes growth and as we prepare for the future we are looking into all possibilities that will lead Ridgway Schools into a new era of academic rigor and possibility.  Education is all about getting better and taking the next step.

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About Cheryl Gomez

Cheryl's Southern Colorado family roots include generations of family living and working in the Colorado region. She attended and graduated from Rye High School - which is located at the base of Greenhorn Mountain, south west of Pueblo, Colorado. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from Colorado State University and Masters in Education Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix in Denver. She is a life long learner and continues to practice this through her course work with Colorado State University toward a PhD in Leadership.

Prior to earning the superintendent position for Ridgway Schools she worked with Pueblo City Schools, Pueblo District No 70 Schools and Colorado State University. Her career has included curriculum instruction leadership, state assessment design and refine work and serving as a committee member for Governor Ritter.

Cheryl and her husband Paul have three sons (Matthew, Luke & Adam)  and enjoy anything outdoors, but are particularly fond of camping and hiking. Cheryl's time for hobbies are limited; however when time allows, cycling, cooking and sewing make the short list.