Jim Bob Hobbs

I am very excited to be starting my 5th year as secondary school principal at Ridgway and 18th year in education! Prior to joining the Ridgway team, I spent two years as the high school principal at Roosevelt ISD, five years as the junior high principal for Floydada ISD, and six years teaching in Wilson and Plainview – all in Texas.

I received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English and minor in biology from Angelo State University in 1996. I completed a Master of Education degree in educational leadership and principal certification in 2001 and obtained my Superintendent certification in 2006, both from Texas Tech University. I have done a great deal of graduate work toward an Ed.D in educational leadership, but have not completed the program and degree at this point in time.

My family consists of my wife, Juli, and 4 children. Our children are Sierra (age 21), Garrett (age 12), Katy Beth (age 9), and Braun (age 7). The 2013-2014 school year at RSS will be full of excitement and successes and I greatly look forward to working with all stakeholders to help achieve all that we can on behalf of our fantastic students, parents, community members, and staff!

Colorado Department of Education