Welcome to the 2021-22 school year at Ridgway Elementary School!


My name is Heidi Hanssen and I am so happy to join the RES community this school year.  Originally from Minnesota, I decided to move to warmer climates after graduating from St. Olaf College.  I started my career in Colorado as a middle school teacher, five years, and principal, eleven years.  For the last five years, I have worked as an Elementary Principal in two international schools in Europe.  It feels great to return to the mountains and join the Ridgway community.  

Outside of school, I can be found mountain biking, skiing, and enjoying the outdoors.  I look forward to meeting you and working together to support your child's success.

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