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.